Sibiu International Airport

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Sibiu International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu
Aeroportul Sibiu, main building and carpark.jpg

IATA: SBZICAO: LRSB

SBZ is located in Romania
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Location of airport in Romania
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Sibiu County Council
Serves Sibiu, Romania
Elevation AMSL 1,520 ft / 460 m
Coordinates 45°47′09″N 024°05′08″E / 45.78583°N 24.08556°E / 45.78583; 24.08556 (Sibiu International Airport)Coordinates: 45°47′09″N 024°05′08″E / 45.78583°N 24.08556°E / 45.78583; 24.08556 (Sibiu International Airport)
Website sibiuairport.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,630 8,629 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 215,941
Aircraft movements 4,908
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Passenger statistics[2]

Sibiu International Airport or Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu (IATA: SBZICAO: LRSB) serves the historic city of Sibiu. It is located in southern Transylvania, 3 km (1.9 mi) west[1] of Sibiu and about 260 km (160 mi) northwest of Romania's capital city, Bucharest.

History[edit]

In 1943, the flying activities have been developed on a field (with grass) of 174 ha surface. The Lockheed operating planes belonged to the first Romanian operating airline - LARES. First routes were Bucharest – Sibiu – Arad and Bucharest – Sibiu – Oradea. In 1944, Sibiu was connected by air with some other cities like Bucharest, Brasov, Deva, Oradea and Targu-Mures. In 1959, it was inaugurated the airport building with two floors, control tower, waiting room for 50 passengers on each way (embarking and debarking) and a store-room.

In 1970, the airport was capable to operate during the night, due to the approach and runway guiding lights that have been installed. The concrete runaway was 2000m long and 30m wide. In 1975, radar facilities became operational and later in 1992, the airport was opened for international traffic, with flights to Stuttgart and Munich.

In 2006 - 2008, the airport passed through the most important rehabilitation program in its history, a 77 million investment in a new terminal building and in runway upgrade.[3][4] In 2013, Sibiu International Airport handled 189,300 passengers, which represents an increase over the previous year.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya (resumes 4 June 2015)
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Stuttgart
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich
TAROM Munich
Wizz Air Dortmund, London-Luton

Destination map[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Check-in area
Annual traffic
Year Passengers[5] Aircraft movements[5]
2005 45,494 3,500
2006 63,618 3,818
2007 105,654 5,014
2008 141,012 5,995
2009 154,161 6,419
2010 198,751 6,077
2011 176,908 4,824
2012 176,504 4,574
2013 189,300 4,834
2014 215,941 4,908
2015
Month Passengers[6] Change (2014-2015) Passengers Cumulatively
January 19,296 Increase 33.6% 19,296
February 18,797 Increase 33.8% 38,093

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sibiu International Airport at Wikimedia Commons