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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Traveling by plane: Which are Romania’s largest airports?

Flying to Romania? We’ve made a list of some of Romania’s largest airports and the airlines that fly to and from these airports.

Romania has 16 international airports that serve the country's biggest cities. The largest airports are near the capital Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, and Timisoara, in Western Romania.

  • Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport, also known as Otopeni Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Romania. Located in Otopeni, near Bucharest, the airport serves some 70 international destinations and 9 internal destinations.

Over 30 airlines operate from this airport, linking Bucharest to other international cities, according to data on Bucharestairports.ro.

Austrian Airlines: Stockholm, London, Vienna, Bangkok, Tokyo, Zagreb, Conpenhaga, Beijing, Hamburg, Berlin

Blue Air: Liverpool, Dublin, London, Brussels, Paris, Koln, Stuttgart, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Torino, Napoli, Catania, Nisa, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Larnaca

Germanwings: Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich, Paris, London, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Stockholm, Gothenburg

Lufthansa: direct flights to Frankfurt, Munich; other flights to Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, Zagreb, Gdansk, Strasbourg, Stockholm, Geneva, and more

Ryanair: direct flights to London. The company announced it will add new routes from Romania’s capital Bucharest to Rome, Milano, and Bologna in November.

Tarom: Istanbul, Larnaca, Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Rome, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Nice, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Strasbourg, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Stockholm, Moscow, Kishinev.

Wizz Air: Dubai, Tel Aviv, Larnaca, Malta, Catania, Pescara, Naples, Ciampino, Rome, Vennice, Verona, Bologna, Pisa, Milan, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Dortmund, Nuremberg, Malmo, Oslo, Stockhmol, and more.

Moreover, Aegean Airlines operates direct flights to Athens, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines: direct flights to Moscow, AirBaltic: direct flights to Riga, Air Berlin: direct flights to Berlin, Air France: direct flights to Paris, Air Serbia: direct flights to Belgrade, British Airways: direct flights to London, FlyDubai: direct flights to Dubai.

Other airlines: Alitalia, Carpatair, CSA Czech Airlines, EasyJet, EL AL, Farnair Switzerland, KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Tnt Airways, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, and Tap Portugal.

The Henri Coanda International Airport had 8.31 million passengers and 91,788 aircraft movements last year.

Bucharest also has a smaller airport, Baneasa, which is closer to the city but is currently used only for business and VIP flights.

  • Avram Iancu International Airport is located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 2014, the airport recorded a 14% increase in the number of passengers, which reached 1.1 million. The number of landings and takeoffs went up by 8% compared to 2013.

Several airlines operate from the airport in Cluj:

Austrian Airlines: direct flights to Vienna

Lufthansa: direct flights to Munich

Tarom: direct flights to Vienna

Wizz Air: Dubai, Tel-Aviv, Budapest, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Cologne, Nuremberg, Malmo, Palma de Mallorca (seasonal).

  • Traian Vuia International Airport is located near Timisoara, western Romania. The airport is named in honour of Traian Vuia, a Romanian flight pioneer. The airport registered some 735,000 passengers last year.

Lufthansa operates flights to Munich from Romania’s Timisoara, and Wizz Air transports passengers to Rome, Bologna, Venice, Bari, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Brussels, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Dortmund.

  • Iasi International Airport is located in the north-east part of Romania and serves the city of Iasi. The airport served some 273,000 passengers in 2014, 17% more than in the previous year.

Four airlines currently operate flights from Romania’s Iasi International Airport, namely Tarom (to Rome, Bologna, Turin, Tel-Aviv, and London), Austrian Airlines (direct flights to Vienna), Wizz Air (London, Milan, and Venice), and Blue Air (Rome, Paris, and London).

The airport will also introduce new flights to Munich, Germany, this autumn. Romanian state-owned airline Tarom will operate the flights twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, starting October 25.

  • Constanta’s Mihai Kogalniceanu International Airport is located in the south-east of Romania, in Kogalniceanu commune. It is the main port of Dobrogea region, providing access to the Black Sea resorts and to Constanta port.

Three airlines currently operate from this airport. Wizz Air operates flights to London, Turkish Airlines takes passengers to Istanbul, and Blue Air operates flights to Milan.

  • Sibiu International Airport serves the historic city of Sibiu, in central Romania. The airport welcomed over 200,000 passengers last year, more than in the year before.

Several airlines operate flights from Sibiu airport, namely Austrian Airlines (direct flights to Vienna), Tarom (to Munich), Blue Air (to Stuttgart), Lufthansa (to Munich), Wizz Air (London, Dortmund), and Air Bucharest (to Antalya).

  • George Enescu International Airport is located in Bacau, north eastern Romania. The airport is named after well-known Romanian composer George Enescu. It opened for passenger service in 1946.

Blue Air currently operates flights from this airport to Rome, Bologna, Milan, Paris, Brussels, London, Liverpool, and Dublin, according to the airline’s destinations map.

The cities of Arad, Oradea, Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Suceava, Targu Mures, Craiova, and Tulcea also have international airports.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Traveling by plane: Which are Romania’s largest airports?

Flying to Romania? We’ve made a list of some of Romania’s largest airports and the airlines that fly to and from these airports.

Romania has 16 international airports that serve the country's biggest cities. The largest airports are near the capital Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, and Timisoara, in Western Romania.

  • Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport, also known as Otopeni Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Romania. Located in Otopeni, near Bucharest, the airport serves some 70 international destinations and 9 internal destinations.

Over 30 airlines operate from this airport, linking Bucharest to other international cities, according to data on Bucharestairports.ro.

Austrian Airlines: Stockholm, London, Vienna, Bangkok, Tokyo, Zagreb, Conpenhaga, Beijing, Hamburg, Berlin

Blue Air: Liverpool, Dublin, London, Brussels, Paris, Koln, Stuttgart, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Torino, Napoli, Catania, Nisa, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Larnaca

Germanwings: Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich, Paris, London, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Stockholm, Gothenburg

Lufthansa: direct flights to Frankfurt, Munich; other flights to Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, Zagreb, Gdansk, Strasbourg, Stockholm, Geneva, and more

Ryanair: direct flights to London. The company announced it will add new routes from Romania’s capital Bucharest to Rome, Milano, and Bologna in November.

Tarom: Istanbul, Larnaca, Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Rome, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Nice, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Strasbourg, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Stockholm, Moscow, Kishinev.

Wizz Air: Dubai, Tel Aviv, Larnaca, Malta, Catania, Pescara, Naples, Ciampino, Rome, Vennice, Verona, Bologna, Pisa, Milan, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Dortmund, Nuremberg, Malmo, Oslo, Stockhmol, and more.

Moreover, Aegean Airlines operates direct flights to Athens, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines: direct flights to Moscow, AirBaltic: direct flights to Riga, Air Berlin: direct flights to Berlin, Air France: direct flights to Paris, Air Serbia: direct flights to Belgrade, British Airways: direct flights to London, FlyDubai: direct flights to Dubai.

Other airlines: Alitalia, Carpatair, CSA Czech Airlines, EasyJet, EL AL, Farnair Switzerland, KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Tnt Airways, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, and Tap Portugal.

The Henri Coanda International Airport had 8.31 million passengers and 91,788 aircraft movements last year.

Bucharest also has a smaller airport, Baneasa, which is closer to the city but is currently used only for business and VIP flights.

  • Avram Iancu International Airport is located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 2014, the airport recorded a 14% increase in the number of passengers, which reached 1.1 million. The number of landings and takeoffs went up by 8% compared to 2013.

Several airlines operate from the airport in Cluj:

Austrian Airlines: direct flights to Vienna

Lufthansa: direct flights to Munich

Tarom: direct flights to Vienna

Wizz Air: Dubai, Tel-Aviv, Budapest, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Cologne, Nuremberg, Malmo, Palma de Mallorca (seasonal).

  • Traian Vuia International Airport is located near Timisoara, western Romania. The airport is named in honour of Traian Vuia, a Romanian flight pioneer. The airport registered some 735,000 passengers last year.

Lufthansa operates flights to Munich from Romania’s Timisoara, and Wizz Air transports passengers to Rome, Bologna, Venice, Bari, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Brussels, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Dortmund.

  • Iasi International Airport is located in the north-east part of Romania and serves the city of Iasi. The airport served some 273,000 passengers in 2014, 17% more than in the previous year.

Four airlines currently operate flights from Romania’s Iasi International Airport, namely Tarom (to Rome, Bologna, Turin, Tel-Aviv, and London), Austrian Airlines (direct flights to Vienna), Wizz Air (London, Milan, and Venice), and Blue Air (Rome, Paris, and London).

The airport will also introduce new flights to Munich, Germany, this autumn. Romanian state-owned airline Tarom will operate the flights twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, starting October 25.

  • Constanta’s Mihai Kogalniceanu International Airport is located in the south-east of Romania, in Kogalniceanu commune. It is the main port of Dobrogea region, providing access to the Black Sea resorts and to Constanta port.

Three airlines currently operate from this airport. Wizz Air operates flights to London, Turkish Airlines takes passengers to Istanbul, and Blue Air operates flights to Milan.

  • Sibiu International Airport serves the historic city of Sibiu, in central Romania. The airport welcomed over 200,000 passengers last year, more than in the year before.

Several airlines operate flights from Sibiu airport, namely Austrian Airlines (direct flights to Vienna), Tarom (to Munich), Blue Air (to Stuttgart), Lufthansa (to Munich), Wizz Air (London, Dortmund), and Air Bucharest (to Antalya).

  • George Enescu International Airport is located in Bacau, north eastern Romania. The airport is named after well-known Romanian composer George Enescu. It opened for passenger service in 1946.

Blue Air currently operates flights from this airport to Rome, Bologna, Milan, Paris, Brussels, London, Liverpool, and Dublin, according to the airline’s destinations map.

The cities of Arad, Oradea, Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Suceava, Targu Mures, Craiova, and Tulcea also have international airports.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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