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IATA ICAO Callsign
Fleet size4
HeadquartersTimișoara, Romania
Key peopleNicolae Petrov, President and CEO
RevenueIncrease EUR 8 million (2012)

Carpatair S.A. is a privately owned Romanian charter and former regional airline headquartered in Timișoara.


A former Carpatair Boeing 737-300 in 2013
A former Carpatair Boeing 737-300 in 2013
Carpatair Fokker 100
Carpatair Fokker 100

Carpatair was established in 1999 and started operations in February 1999 in Cluj-Napoca. The present title was adopted in December 1999 when Swiss and Swedish investors took a 49% stake in the company. The airline is owned by Romanian shareholders (51%) and Swiss and Swedish shareholders (49%) The airline is an IATA member since 2006, and has recently successfully received its 5th IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) registration. Carpatair employed 450 staff at March 2007. The current President and Chief Executive of Carpatair is Nicolae Petrov.[1]

Carpatair emerged from the status of insolvency into the one "in reorganization", having continued to offer charter & ACMI solutions. The carrier had filed for Insolvency on 23 January 2014.[2] The statute used was Romanian Law 85/2006, which is very similar to the Chapter 11 status known in the USA, providing the company a special legal status.


Main article: List of Carpatair destinations

As of May 2014, Carpatair dissolved most of its route network; it no longer operates in Romania or Moldova. Carpatair operations now consists of ad-hoc and ACMI charters.

From December 2015, Carpatair operated for Adria Airways between Örebro in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark, and also under an NJ flight code route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Arvidsjaur/Gällivare in Sweden. From March 2016 until June of the same year, they flew under the Adria Airways call sign from Tallinn. During spring and summer 2016 one aircraft flew under contract for Volotea in France and Italy. From July 2016 they operated the route Stavanger - Oslo under contract for Norwegian Air Shuttle, and a number of routes from Brussels Airport on contract from Brussels Airlines. In summer 2016 Carpatair operated one aircraft on a wetlease for LOT Polish Airlines on routes from Warsaw to Amsterdam and Gdańsk.[3] Between April and May 2017, Carpatair operated services between Berlin-Tegel and Prague on behalf of now defunct Air Berlin. During the 2018 summer schedule, one aircraft was wetleased to KLM to operate routes from Amsterdam to Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh and Hanover.


Current fleet

The Carpatair fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2021):[4][needs update]

Carpatair Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 1 156 Leased to Air Baltic.
Boeing 737-300 1 148 Leased to Belavia.
Fokker 100 2 105
Total 4

Retired fleet

Carpatair Retired Fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired
ATR 72-500 2 2013 2013
Boeing 737-300 1 2012 2014
Fokker 70 3 2010 2013
Fokker 100 1 2010 2020
Saab 340 5 1999 2007
Saab 2000 15 1999 2013
Yakovlev Yak-40 1 1999 2003

Incidents and Accidents


  1. ^ Flight International 3 April 2007
  2. ^ Carpatair files for insolvency, continues operations, 2014-01-27,
  3. ^ "Nowy samolot we flocie LOT-u - Fokker 100". 9 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Carpatair has purchased an Airbus A319 from DAE Capital (foto)". 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ Official italian accident report issued by ANSV and its english translation. Aviation Accidents Database . Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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