Tarom (RO, Bucharest Otopeni) has signed longterm lease agreements with an unspecified lessor involving two B737-800s. The Romanian Ministry of Transport said in a statement issued Friday, May 5, the aircraft will be configured with 189 seats and will deliver on ten-year contracts later this month.
The aircraft will be used to replace some of the capacity shortfall left by the retirement of Tarom's A310-300s late last year.
The Romanian carrier is expected to announce further fleet transactions during the course of the year, including two widebody jets that will be used to develop longhaul services to China and the United States.
"Tarom is in talks with a US airport where we were able to identify slots as part of our plan to open long-haul routes," Minister of Transport Răzvan Cuc told Romania's Digi24 in March.
According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, Tarom operates four A318-100s, seven ATR42-500s, two ATR72-500s, four B737-300s, and four B737-700s.