Launch of the permanent air route between Warsaw and Oradea

The first air route between Warsaw and Oradea operated by national champion and carrier LOT Polish Airlines was inaugurated on June 3. The first plane landed at Oradea Airport on Monday, June 3, at 4:45 p.m. local time and was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, returning to Warsaw at 5:40 p.m.

LOT Polish Airlines will operate the Oradea-Warsaw route 4 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The connection opens up economic and tourism opportunities between Romania and Poland, and since Warsaw Airport is the largest air hub in Central and Eastern Europe, it allows residents of Oradea and Bihor County to connect to other destinations in Europe, North America and Asia.

Waiting for the first plane from Warsaw were representatives of Oradea Airport including Airport Director Răzvan Horga, Oradea Mayor Florin Birta, Bihor County Council Deputy-Chairman Mircea Mălan, State Secretary of Ministry of Transport Adrian Foghiș and Mihai Jurca from the Oradea City Council. The official Polish delegation consisted of Polish representatives of LOT Polish Airlines, representatives of tour-operators, journalists and a representative of our Chamber, Adam Sobieszkoda.

Expectations for the new air connection are high on both the Polish and Romanian sides. The inauguration of a permanent connection between Warsaw and Oradea, in addition to strengthening economic and cultural ties, is a symbolic step toward building even stronger international cooperation. According to experts, the connection will significantly contribute to the growth of tourism and international investment in the region.