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Carpatair is the second largest airline in Romania and privately owned by 51% Romanian and 49% Swiss and Swedish investors. Carpatair is based in Timisoara, its home airport is Traian Vuia Airport in the same city. Both national and continental destinations are served. The airline was founded in 1999 under the name Veg Air, flight operations started in February 1999 from Cluj. In December 1999 it was renamed Carpatair. The airline was among the first to connect with a cheap flight offered from Transylvania. Carpatair uses Fokker 70 aircraft.
In 2000, the company moved its operations to Timisoara Airport. The company quickly became competitive for flights to Eastern Europe. It was also able to quickly expand its range of destinations and expand its fleet, in particular thanks to the funds provided by Swiss investors. During the following years, it worked to consolidate its position on the Italian market by offering, for example, flights to Rome or Bari, and opened a new market in Greece by adding Athens to its destinations. In January 2014, however, airline filed for insolvency. It dissolved its air network in May of the same year and since then has devoted its time to charter flights as well as chartering for other European companies. Between 2015 and 2018, it operated flights for Adria Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Volotea and KLM.
Carpatair Hub Airports
Traian Vuia International Airport, Timisoara Romania.
Chişinău International Airport, Chişinău Moldova
Carpatair Classes of Service
Carpatair offers 2 classes of service to its passengers:
In Economy class, on most flights, passengers benefit from a selection of newspapers and magazines in different languages, but also from various meals served according to the time and duration of the flight such as sandwiches, drinks, snacks – breakfasts, lunches or dinners.
In Business Class, passengers also have a welcome drink (champagne or orange juice), an aperitif offered before the main course, refreshing towels, but also meals accompanied by white and red wines.
The airline organizes flights to 28 destinations in Europe, and is the most important airline that performs a Romania-Italy flight with about 160 weeks of flight.
Most travel destinations are in Romania and Moldova, but major cities such as Athens in Greece, Istanbul in Turkey, Venice in Italy or Munich in Germany are also served. Other destinations are, for example, in Ukraine or Hungary.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
In 2011, Carpatair and Alitalia signed an important code-share agreement, which connects Italy to a wide range of Eastern Europe destinations.
The airline does not have an online check-in service.
Check-in times vary by airport. On international flights, the counters open two hours before departure and close 45 minutes before departure.
Carpatair Baggage Allowance
Every flight passenger may take a piece of hand luggage on board. This must not be heavier than ten kilograms and no larger than 55 x 40 x 20 centimeters. Small children are allowed to take 5 kg on board. File folders, handbags, laptops, cameras and the like must be stowed in this one piece of hand luggage. Sharp objects, weapons or tools must not be carried in your hand luggage.
In the basic class, luggage is not included in the ticket price, one piece of luggage up to 23 kg, as well as the second and third, each cost 15 euros. One piece of luggage weighing 23 kg each can be checked in free of charge in the Economy Flexi class and two pieces of luggage weighing 23 kg each in the Premium class. Here, too, each extra piece of luggage under 23 kilograms costs 15 euros. A passenger can check in a maximum of three pieces of luggage. The maximum size of a piece of luggage is 203 centimeters.
The taking of sports equipment must be registered with the airline and confirmed by the airline before the start of the trip. Golf, ski, snowboard, fishing and other sports equipment are transported for 50 euros per equipment. Bicycles, surfboards, windsurf boards, kiteboards, bodyboards, canoes and kayaks are transported for 75 euros each.
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Carpatair Seat Selection
When booking, passengers can reserve a seat free of charge. You can also choose a seat 24 hours before departure at the check-in counter or online check-in via computer. Carpatair has so far not given any information on the availability of comfort seats with more legroom.
Carpatair Knee Distance
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Frequent Flyer Program
Before becoming an airline that only offers charter flights and charter, Carpatair had the loyalty program “Carpatair Green Club”. This program allowed members to earn points for each flight flown on the aircraft of the company. The program also included several statuses, each giving access to exclusive privileges.
Carpatair Food & Beverage
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Carpatair Inflight Entertainment
The following list shows Carpatair’s Onboard Services to make your flight even more comfortable and enjoyable:
• Blankets, pillows, post cards or writing sets are available on request.
• All passengers get a free copy of the Caarpatair in-flight magazine, with information on Carpatair’s destinations or choose from a various selection of newspapers and magazines in different languages.
• In domestic or international flights passengers are offered free meals, depending on the length of flight and time of day.
• In International flights passengers are offered seal packed cold meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, natural juices, tea and coffee.
• Business Class passengers are greeted with a ’welcome drink’. The main course is served on fine porcelain and the champagne and red & white wines in crystal glasses.
Passengers on the Romanian airline have so far not been able to surf the Internet while flying. It is currently unknown whether Carpatair will offer this service in the future. For news, see the airline’s website.
Carpatair Pet Policy
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Carpatair.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
For Business and VIP Passengers, Carpatair ensures a VIP lounge in Timisoara airport in Romania and also to the following airports:
Owner: Romanian shareholders (51%) , Swiss and Swedish shareholders (49%)
Frequent Flyer Program: None
Company slogan: -
Number of Aircraft: 3
Average Age of Aircraft: 28.6
Type of Aircraft: Fokker
Detail of Fleet: Fokker 100
Head Office: Timisoara International Airport, 300246 Timisoara, Romania
Phone Number: +40 256 306 900
Fax Number: +40 256 306 962