Sibiu International Airport

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Sibiu International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu
SBZ aerial5.jpeg
Sibiu airport
Airport type Public
Operator Sibiu County Council
Serves Sibiu, Romania
Focus city for Wizz Air
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)
SBZ is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,630 8,629 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 366,065
Aircraft movements 5,342
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Passenger statistics[2]

Sibiu International Airport or Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu (IATA: SBZICAO: LRSB) serves the 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, while in 2014 the number of passengers increased to almost 216,000 and two new destinations to London and Dortmund have been introduced. In 2015, the total traffic grew up to 276,533 embarked-disembarked passengers, while the number of aircraft movements increased to 5,468.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 1 June 2017)
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Stuttgart
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
TAROM Munich
Wizz Air Dortmund, London-Luton, Madrid, Memmingen, Milan-Malpensa, Nuremberg


Traffic figures[edit]

Parking lot and terminal
Check-in area
Annual traffic
Year Passengers[5] Aircraft movements[6]
2005 45,494 3,500
2006 Increase 63,618 3,818
2007 Increase 105,654 5,014
2008 Increase 141,012 5,995
2009 Increase 154,161 6,419
2010 Increase 198,752 6,077
2011 Decrease 189,750 4,824
2012 Decrease 205,954 4,574
2013 Increase 222,780 4,834
2014 Increase 250,400 4,908
2015 Increase 276,533 4,552
2016 Increase 366,065 5,342

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest Routes from Sibiu International Airport (2015)
Rank Airport Passengers 2015 Carriers
1 Germany Munich
Lufthansa, TAROM
2 Germany Stuttgart
Blue Air
3 United Kingdom London
Wizz Air
4 Germany Dortmund
Wizz Air
5 Austria Vienna
Austrian Airlines
Source:Eurostat [1]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Sibiu International Airport at Wikimedia Commons