London Luton Airport and Carpatair announce new route from December 2013
Published: 25 September 2013
Carpatair, one of Romania’s leading airlines, will launch a new service from London Luton Airport to Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova; the second new airline to announce a new route from London Luton in as many weeks.
Commencing on Thursday 19th December 2013, services will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, with fares starting from as little as £103 (fare and taxes included).
A 148 seat Boeing 737-300, will service the route with tickets already on sale at www.carpatair.com and through the Global Distributions Systems via IATA travel agencies in the UK and worldwide.
Simon Harley, Airline Development Manager at London Luton Airport, said: “It is fantastic that Carpatair will shortly begin operating with us. This will be our first service to the Republic of Moldova and to be able to launch a new destination with yet another new carrier choosing to come to London Luton is testament to the Airport’s convenient location and efficient operations. With Carpatair’s quality onboard service and competitive fares, we are sure the Chisinau flights will be a great success.”
Carpatair Network & Revenue Management Director, Darie Andron, said: “We are delighted to connect the Moldovan and English capitals with our new flights. Responding to our customers’ needs we look forward to serving passengers on this route and making it a further part of this exciting success story.”
For more information contact London Luton Airport Press Office email@example.com
Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.6 million passengers in 2012. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Carpatair operate from the airport, departing to 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
Founded in 1999, Carpatair is one of the most important airlines in Romania, being 100% privately owned (with the majority of shareholders being Swiss) and has its headquarters in Timisoara. Operating a fleet of Boeing 737 and Fokker 100 aircrafts, Carpatair connects Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine with Italy, Germany and starting December UK, offering convenient travel solutions, with high standard of service, which makes Carpatair the best choice for passengers in Southeast Europe. The airline is IATA member since 2006 and has recently successfully received its 5th IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) registration. More information to be found on www.carpatair.com.
Chisinau is the capital of Republic of Moldova, an integral part of Europe with a rich history. Republic of Moldova has a great potential for tourism, represented first of all by the geomorphologic aspect of its territory – an unusual diversity of landscape reservations or scenery and unique geological monuments of European and world value. Over the last decade the priority forms of tourism in the Republic of Moldova have been: rural, wine, cultural tourism, health and beauty Tourism.