Several under-performing routes operated by state-owned airline Tarom will be dropped, transport minister Răzvan Cuc announced.
These are: Sibiu-Stuttgart, Sibiu-Munich, Timişoara-Chişinău, Timişoara-Stuttgart, Paris-Cluj and Paris-Timişoara.
The routes were launched without an impact study and were operating with at most 10 to 20 passengers per flight, the minister said, quoted by Agerpres.
The minister said that the new management of Tarom should undertake an audit and cancel the routes.
He also insisted that faulty management was the reason for the leadership change at the airline last week. According to him, in 2017 the airline had losses of RON 172 million (EUR 36.2 million), out of which 40% in between October and December, after Werner Wolf took over.
Wolf, the former Tarom GM, said last week that the airline reported in 2018 its highest revenue in the last seven years and that it carried over 2.8 million passengers.