Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport
|Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Timișoara Traian Vuia
|IATA: TSR – ICAO: LRTR
|Owner||Ministry of Transport|
|Operator||Romanian Civil Aviation Authority|
Timișoara "Traian Vuia" International (IATA: TSR, ICAO: LRTR) (also known as Giarmata Airport) is Romania's second largest airport in air traffic, after Bucharest Henri Coandă and the main air transportation hub for the western part of Romania. It is located in Timișoara, in the historical region of Banat. The airport was renamed on February 6, 2003 in memory of Traian Vuia, a Romanian flight pioneer and a Timiș County native.
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Timișoara's first airport (Timișoara Communal Airport) was built a few kilometers away from the current airport's position, in the town of Moșnița Veche. The first airplane landed there on July 17, 1935.
The airport was rebuilt on its current position in the 1960s. The domestic flights terminal was opened in 1964. In 1980 it received International Airport status. It has ILS CAT II status.
The Traian Vuia International Airport was home of the Romanian Air Force 93rd Air Base. The 93rd Air Base was disbanded in August 2004 with the MiG-21 Lancers and IAR-330 moving to Câmpia Turzii for reassignment to 71st Air Base. The air base also operated the MiG-23 Flogger, which was retired in early 2002. Over 30 MiG-23s are in storage at Timișoara Airport. The military section of the airport is an annex of the 71st Air Base and operates the 714th Transport Helicopter Squadron, with the IAR 330 in service.
Airlines and destinations
|Aegean Airlines||Summer seasonal charter: Heraklion|
|Air Bucharest||Summer seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Carpatair||Bergamo, Chernivtsi, Rome-Fiumicino, Stuttgart|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Pegasus Airlines||Summer seasonal charter: Antalya|
|TAROM||Bucharest, Iasi (Starting summer 2014)
Summer seasonal charter: Antalya
|Tunisair||Seasonal charter: Tunis|
|Wizz Air||Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Dortmund, London-Luton, Madrid, Rome-Ciampino, Treviso, Valencia|
|ABC Air Hungary||Budapest|
|Farnair Hungary||Budapest, Vienna, Zagreb|
|TAROM Cargo||Bucharest-Henri Coandă|
operated by Farnair Switzerland
In 2012, Timișoara "Traian Vuia" International served 1.035 million passengers, a decrease of 13,7% compared to 2011. TSR is one of the four airports in Romania capable of handling jumbo jets, the main airport for the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisza euroregion, and it serves as an alternate for Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport, Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and Budapest Airport.
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Taxis and car rental agencies are available.
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