The “Aurel Vlaicu” Airport in Baneasa near Bucharest, where most low-cost companies are operating, will be closed for maintenance works between May 10-July 31. All flights will be moved on the Otopeni International Airport for the period.

Transport Ministry officials say traffic on the Otopeni Airport will increase by over 50% during the period: half of it from current operators, and the rest from the appearance of new operators and the transfer of operators from Baneasa.

In order to avoid or at least avoid crowding at terminals and check-in offices, the Otopeni Airport management has supplemented the number of security check points by 75% and reorganized the check-in offices.

Companies operating on Baneasa have announced that prices would remain unchanged despite a boost of operational costs.

The low-cost flights market in Romania includes companies such as Blue Air, MyAir, WizzAir, SkyEurope and Germanwings. Other companies such as EasyJet and Ryanair have also showed interest in launching flights to and fro Romania in the near future.