Satu Mare International Airport

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Satu Mare Airport
Aeroportul Satu Mare
Airport type Public
Operator Consiliul Judeţean Satu Mare
Serves Satu Mare County
Location Satu Mare
Elevation AMSL 414 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 47°42′12″N 022°53′08″E / 47.70333°N 22.88556°E / 47.70333; 22.88556 (Satu Mare International Airport)Coordinates: 47°42′12″N 022°53′08″E / 47.70333°N 22.88556°E / 47.70333; 22.88556 (Satu Mare International Airport)
SUJ is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 12,644 (Decrease 22%)
Aircraft movements 994 (Decrease 6.4%)
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]

Satu Mare Airport (IATA: SUJICAO: LRSM) is located in north west Romania, it is located 14 km (8.7 mi) south[1] of Satu Mare municipality and county. The airport is located in a "high density" airports area, with many airports on an 150 km (93 mi) radius (BAY, OMR, CLJ).


Satu Mare Airport has a long history, been one of the first airports in Romania, officially opened in 1936. The first plane that arrived to Satu Mare Airport was a Junkers 34 airplane, that operated the Cluj - Satu Mare - Oradea - Cluj route.

The current 2500 meters runway was inaugurated in 1975.

After it was declared an international airport, in June 1998 Satu Mare Airport welcomes the TAROM operated route between Bucharest - Satu Mare - New York and starting April 1999 the Bucharest - Satu Mare - Chicago route, operated with Airbus A310. Later, these routes were abandoned by TAROM.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TAROM Bucharest
Wizz Air London-Luton[4]


Year Passengers Changes
2008 7,298 Steady
2009 11,101 Increase 52.1%
2010 18,859 Increase 69.9%
2011 23,469 Increase 24.4%
2012 19,289 Decrease 17.8%
2013 16,192 Decrease 16.1%
2014 12,644 Decrease 16.1%
2015 17,212 Increase 36.1%

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