I think the OTP-TLV route is in a high demand as we speak due to some 40,000 Romanian construction workers commuting between home and work.
Well I just hope that Tarom learned that it doesn't stand a chance, but to survive and grow on its own.
The recent wave of airlines disintegration in the industry proved once again how lethal the domino effect can be when you are not able to adapt quickly to the needs of a highly competitive and ever changing European market.
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I would agree that JAT and Tarom have together a long history of good standing relation. If I'm not mistaken JAT still have its own agency open in Bucharest even though it doesn't fly to the Romanian capital. Recently I read a post on this forum pointing out the fact that JAT might have a flight coming soon on the Belgrade-Timisoara route. I think that's already a promising step forward to reinvigorate commercial flights between Serbia and Romania.
I can certainly see a market demand on a (CDN)- OTP-TSR-BEG run using perhaps an ATR 42-500 couple of times per week (at least !). Honestly I think that a code-share agreement will follow sooner than later.