Starting this winter season, HiSky is expanding its portfolio with a new international route. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is the new destination that passengers will be able to reach from Bucharest with a direct HiSky flight. The first flight from the Romanian capital to Brussels Airport will be operated on Friday 4 November.
According to the company’s schedule, two flights a week are scheduled to this destination, departing from Bucharest every Monday and Friday: Bucharest (OTP) 10:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Brussels (BRU) 1:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Bucharest (OTP).
From November 30, the frequency will be increased to three weekly flights, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The schedule has been established in such a way that the flights are easily accessible to a greater number of passengers who are not based in Bucharest, thanks to connections with the domestic routes operated by the company. Thus, from November 1, HiSky returns to the frequency of two daily flights, from Monday to Friday for the Bucharest – Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest – Timi?oara connections.
Brussels is the second international destination, after Tel Aviv, Israel, that the airline will operate regularly, departing from the base in Bucharest, after the opening of the hub, in the spring of this year. After a summer marked by significant traffic values on both domestic and international scheduled flights, and as a charter operator to the main holiday destinations, the company continues to follow the strategy adopted for the development of the travel segment. business.
The inauguration of flights to the capital of Belgium strengthens the company’s position in this market segment by extending the SMART COST concept promoted on domestic lines and by introducing a new product, Business Class. Thus, HiSky is expanding its portfolio of services for business travelers by implementing the European business class concept, which includes additional space in the cabin, free catering, additional baggage, priority boarding and access to the airport business lounge.
“We take into account the preferences of our passengers for each route we operate, but if the choice of holiday flights allows a certain flexibility in terms of frequency and schedule, when we talk about business traffic these aspects are essential. Thus, for the Brussels destination, we have analyzed in detail the profile of the passengers who access this line and we are ready to meet them with the most requested frequencies, at the beginning, middle and end of the working week as well as affordable, efficient and well-connected departure and arrival times. Moreover, with the introduction of Business Class, we will manage to make the journey more pleasant, from the airport of departure to the destination. Business passengers will have free access to the business lounge, a fast lane for boarding at Brussels airport, three pieces of luggage included and increased comfort in the cabin. Although the planes have a standard configuration, for more space in the business section, the middle seat will remain vacant. In-flight catering is also free for this booking class. Together with our partner Uplift, we have prepared a selection of drinks and a premium menu,” explains Mare? C?r?van, Commercial Director of HiSky Europe.
With the launch of the Bucharest-Brussels route, the company is making available, for the first time, the on-board purchase option, accessible to economy class passengers.
The price of a Bucharest-Brussels trip, all taxes included, starts from 49 euros.
Since the beginning of 2021, the airline has operated more than 5,200 domestic and international flights and transported more than 550,000 passengers, more than two thirds of them departing from Romania. Nearly 40,000 passengers traveled on the two internal routes Bucharest-Cluj and Bucharest-Timiñoara, inaugurated at the beginning of this summer.
“We are a stable company which, although fairly new to the Romanian market, has demonstrated its consistency. We want to remain a reliable partner of Romanian passengers, which is why we strive to maintain the “no-cancellation” policy that we have assumed and to operate each flight on time, according to the schedule. says Mare? Van car.
HiSky operates direct international flights from Romania from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Baia Mare and Satu Mare airports to Tel Aviv, Brussels, Paris and Dublin. From the Republic of Moldova, passengers can travel with HiSky to five foreign destinations, Milan, Paris, Dublin, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. The company operates a fleet of seven Airbus A320 family aircraft, with an average age of 7 years, namely four 180-seat A320 aircraft and one A319 in a 144-seat configuration, and is now expecting 2 additional A321neo LRs. , which will arrive in March 2023.