Sibiu International Airport

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Sibiu International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu
Aeroportul Sibiu, main building and carpark.jpg
SBZ is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
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)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,630 8,629 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 189,300
Aircraft movements 4,834
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.


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, Rhodes
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Blue Air Stuttgart
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
TAROM Munich
Wizz Air Dortmund (begins 26 October 2014), London-Luton

Destination map[edit]


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
Month Passengers[6] Change (2013-2014) Passengers Cumulatively
January 14,444 Decrease -3.3% 14,444
February 14,045 Increase 9.8% 28,489
March 15,713 Decrease -3.1% 29,758
April 17,993 Increase 3.1% 62,195
May 19,126 Decrease 6.5% 81,321
June 22,879 Increase 7.5% 104,200
July 27,212 Increase 19.7% 131,412

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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