BUCHAREST (Romania), September 30 (SeeNews) - The European Commission (EC) said on Thursday that it has approved a 1.2 million euro ($1.4 million) Romanian funding scheme in support of airlines that are resuming flights from Maramures International Airport.
The scheme was approved under the state aid temporary framework adopted by the Commission, the EU's executive body said in a press release.
The support will be accessible to all interested airlines that undertake to operate at least two new international flights at Maramures airport, in northern Romania. The aid will be allocated depending on the airlines' number of destinations, the frequency of flights and the estimated number of passengers attracted in the first year of operation. The scheme is intended to support the work of these airlines, as well as the economic recovery and structural viability of the region in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Direct subsidies cannot exceed 800,000 euro per beneficiary, the Commission said, adding that Maramureș airport plays an important role in terms of Romania's regional and international connectivity.