Oradea International Airport

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Oradea International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Oradea
Nagyváradi Nemzetközi Repülőtér
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Oradea, Romania
Elevation AMSL 465 ft / 142 m
Coordinates 47°01′31″N 21°54′09″E / 47.02528°N 21.90250°E / 47.02528; 21.90250 (Oradea International Airport)Coordinates: 47°01′31″N 21°54′09″E / 47.02528°N 21.90250°E / 47.02528; 21.90250 (Oradea International Airport)
Website www.aeroportoradea.ro/
OMR is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,100 6,890 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 162,902 Increase
Aircraft movements 2,857 Increase
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]

Oradea Airport (IATA: OMR, ICAO: LROD) is an international airport located 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest[1] of Oradea in northwestern Romania, Bihor County, near one of the main road and rail border crossings to Hungary. Its location near the European route E60 and the future Transylvania motorway as well as the county's high tourist potential (Băile Felix hot springs, Padiş Natural Protected Area etc.) have led to a double digit growth of passenger and cargo traffic for the past two years.


In 2009, Bihor County contracted consultancy services regarding the extension of the runway, the construction of a cargo terminal, and the renovation of the passenger terminal. The airport terminal is now renovated to EU (and Schengen) standards, and offers various specific facilities and modern amenities such as car rental, exchange offices, various shops, etc.

Regarding the runway (and other connected facilities), the Bihor County Commission completed the final contractual formalities with the EU Commission representatives, as this type of infrastructure work was eligible for European funds. A 30 million financial agreement for the EU funds was signed on 7 February 2014.[5] Works on the new 2,100 m (6,890 ft) runway, two rapid-exit taxiways and other facility buildings began on 20 October 2014.[6] Concerning the cargo area, the Bihor County Commission has budgeted the resources needed for the first part of the project.[7]

The construction works for the runway modernization were completed on 30 October 2015.[8]

In March 2018, Ryanair announced the end services to Oradea by the end of October 2018.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Blue Air Bucharest
Seasonal: Constanța
Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ryanair Bergamo (ends 27 October 2018), Girona (ends 24 October 2018), Memmingen (ends 27 October 2018)
TAROM Bucharest
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya

Other use[edit]


Since April 2009, the NATO Centre of Excellence in Oradea is a member of NATO's Centres of Excellence (COE) network. All aircraft involved in Oradea's NATO Centre of Excellence activities utilize the Oradea International Airport.

Air ambulance[edit]

A MEDIVAC helicopter is based at Oradea International Airport. It is operated by the Pelican Hospital's Emergency Service. It serves Bihor, Sălaj, Satu Mare, Maramureş and Arad Counties Emergency Services. The air ambulance transports persons to Level I trauma centers located in Bucharest.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 February 1970, an Antonov 24B operated by TAROM crashed into the mountains near Oradea while inbound from Bucharest Otopeni International[10]
  • On 27 May 1971, an Ilyushin 14 operated by TAROM was hijacked after departure from Oradea. The hijackers demanded to go to Austria where they surrendered.[11]
  • On 20 September 1994 an Antonov An-26 of the Romanian Air Force, registration 508 was written off in a takeoff accident at Oradea. During takeoff roll, the flight engineer (student) retracted the landing gear before the captain's order.[12]
  • On 16 January 2009, a Gulfstream G200, operated by Ion Ţiriac Air was damaged after it overran the runway. The aircraft suffered damage to the nose and the landing gear was broken. All 12 occupants were reported as having survived and suffered no injuries. The aircraft came to a halt near the fence surrounding the airport[13]

Ground transportation[edit]

Oradea Transport Local provides a bus service (No.28) between Oradea International Airport and the city centre of Oradea. The price of a ticket is 4 RON. The timetable of this route is adjusted to the arrivals and departures of the flights. Cabs/taxis are also available. The price of a ride to the city centre is about 20 RON.

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