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LAUNCHING OF PUBLIC TENDER PROCEDURE FOR START-UP FINANCIAL AID GRANTED BY CLUJ COUNTY COUNCIL TO THE AIRLINES OPENING NEW ROUTES FROM CLUJ AIRPORT

Based on European Commission's approval - Decision SA 34050 (2012/N), Cluj County Council and Cluj-Napoca International Airport launch on 20th of August 2012 the public tender evaluation procedure for granting financial aid to the airlines which start up new routes departing from Cluj-Napoca.


The procedure is being launched for the following destinations: Brussels South Charleroi (Belgium) and Weeze-Dusseldorf (Germany). The offers shall be submitted at Cluj County Council until 20th of September 2012, 09:00 hours and the offers shall be opened on 20th of September, 11:00 hours.


A new public tender porcedure will be organized in September 2012 for four other new destinations: Alicante (Spania), Torino-Cuneo (Italy), Dublin (Ireland) si Berlin Schonefeld (Germany).


The start-up financial aid at opening new routes will be granted to the airlines for 5 years and shall not overpass 14 Euro/embarked passengers during the first year and will be paid under a degressive system (for example: 14 Euro/embarked passenger during the first year, 13 Euro/passenger during the 2nd year, 12 Euro/embarked passenger during the third year, 11 Euro/embarked passenger during the forth year, 10 Euro/embarked passenger during the fifth year).


A compulsory condition that an airline has to meet in order to benefit of the start-up aid is that it operates the route financed from this aid without receiving it for two years and a half after the expiration of the 5 years period.


The value of the aid granted during one year cannot overpass 50% of the total eligible costs for that year and the total amount of the aid cannot exceed an average of 40% from the total eligible costs. The start-up aid will be granted for covering the eligible costs related to marketing and advertising expenses in promoting the new route, the installation costs incurred by the airline in its demarch to launch a new route from Cluj-Napoca International Airport.


If an airline does not comply with the contractual agreements within the start-up aid scheme, the payment of the financial aid may cease entirely or partially and the carrier is obliged to return the received public funds.