HiSky Airlines, based in Moldova, has announced its intent to begin offering nonstop flights from Romania towards the United States.
HiSky Returns To The United States
In the past 20 years, HiSky has been absent from direct connections to the United States, especially from Bucharest. However, now customers can access the vital market once more.
Authorization from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made these flights a reality once more. However, there’s much more to the airline’s ability to serve the U.S. market.
This includes the ability to fly towards the United States East Coast, which HiSky says is the only Romanian airline capable of doing. This is because it possesses aircraft that are capable of this.
Service is expected to be operated by the Airbus A330-200, with flights set to originate at Henri Coandă Airport and arrive in New York John F. Kennedy.
HiSky will offer four services per week, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with the flight across the Atlantic at over 10 hours.
HiSky’s CEO Weighs In
We are extremely proud to officially reopen this strategic route after more than two decades. Starting in June, New York will once again be listed on Otopeni Airport’s Departures-Arrivals board. This is a significant milestone for HiSky and even more so for Romania and all passengers wishing to travel across the ocean without layovers or time wasted at other airportsHiSky CEO, Iulian Scorpan
What Aircraft Do HiSky Fly?
HiSky has several aircraft to its name. However, notably, to make this route possible, a lone Airbus A330-200 registered as YR-KID is needed.
The carrier says that service towards New York JFK has been made possible thanks to this aircraft flying towards Bucharest following a ferry flight. Previously, the Airbus A330 had been undergoing essential EIS checks.
Narrowbody operations consist of 2 in-service Airbus A321neo, representing the only next-generation aircraft to feature.
The carrier also flies 4 Airbus A320-200, which averages 10.2 years of age. These aircraft are registered as YR-BEE, YR-JOY, YR-SKY, YR-SUN. As a result, these registrations across the fleet follow a pattern similar to former WOW Air.