Bacău International Airport

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Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport
Aeroportul Internaţional George Enescu Bacău

IATA: BCMICAO: LRBC

BCM is located in Romania
BCM
BCM
Location of airport in Romania
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Bacău County Council, Bacău Local Council
Serves Bacău, Romania
Focus city for Blue Air
Elevation AMSL 607 ft / 185 m
Coordinates 46°31′19″N 026°54′37″E / 46.52194°N 26.91028°E / 46.52194; 26.91028 (Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport)Coordinates: 46°31′19″N 026°54′37″E / 46.52194°N 26.91028°E / 46.52194; 26.91028 (Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport)
Website www.bacauairport.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,500 8,203 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 307,488
Aircraft movements 4,850
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Passenger statistics,[2] Movements[3]

George Enescu International Airport (IATA: BCMICAO: LRBC) is an airport located in Bacău, Romania. Named after the Romanian composer George Enescu, Bacău Airport shares its runway with RoAF 95th Air Base and Aerostar, a major Romanian aerospace and defence company.

History[edit]

Bacău Airport opened for passenger service in 1946. A modern terminal building with a control tower began construction in 1970, and was completed in 1971.[4] In 1975, it received international status. A 2005 renovation/expansion remodeled the terminal building.

In 2009, Bacău Airport became the first Romanian airport to be privately administered by a non governmental company. BlueAero, its administrator, was 100% owned by the fully private airline Blue Air. When Blue Air was sold because its parent company`s holding went into bankruptcy, the airport was returned to the local government administration. The modernization promised in the takeover contract was completed to a less than 10% status due to financial problems in the holding.

The new company that took over the airline is now the main and only operator. Other airlines that operated here were TAROM, that withdraw its flights, and Carpatair, that canceled all its scheduled flights, now operating only charter flights in Italy.

The new administration is a 50-50 joint venture between the city and county government administrators that promised a big modernization program that will be finished by 2016.

Military usage[edit]

The airport is home to the Romanian Air Force 95th Air Base, with one fighter regiment (operating MiG-21 LanceR) and a helicopter regiment (operating IAR-330L). The base is also home to the 250th training regiment.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Rhodes
Blue Air Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Liverpool, London-Luton, Rome-Fiumicino, Turin
Seasonal: Beauvais, Catania
Seasonal charter: Antalya

Statistics[edit]

George Enescu International handled 307,488 passengers in 2013,[2] which represents a 21.8% decrease over the previous year.

Year Passengers Compared to Previous Year
2003 21,020 Increase 66.2%
2004 27,574 Increase 31.2%
2005 36,261 Increase 31.5%
2006 40,601 Increase 12%
2007 112,854 Increase 178%
2008 116,492 Increase 3.2%
2009 195,772 Increase 68%
2010 240,735 Increase 23%
2011 336,961 Increase 40%
2012 393,352 Increase 16.7%
2013 307,488 Decrease 21.8%
2014 313,376 Increase 1.9%
Busiest routes at Bacău International
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(May 2015)[5][6]
Airlines
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport
7
Blue Air
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
5
Blue Air
Flag of Italy.svg Turin Cuneo International Airport
4
Blue Air
Flag of Italy.svg Bologna Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
3
Blue Air
Flag of Belgium.svg Brussels Brussels Airport
3
Blue Air
Flag of Italy.svg Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
3
Blue Air
Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin Dublin Airport
2
Blue Air
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Liverpool John Lennon Airport
2
Blue Air
Flag of France.svg Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
2
Blue Air

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located 5 km (3.1 mi) south[1] of Bacău, accessible by taxi. The local bus station is located 600 m (2,000 ft) from the terminal.

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