Târgu Mureș International Airport

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Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport

Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș

Marosvásárhelyi Transilvania Repülőtér
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMureș County Council
ServesTârgu Mureș
LocationVidrasău, Mureș County
Focus city forWizz Air
Elevation AMSL963 ft / 294 m
Coordinates46°28′04″N 024°24′45″E / 46.46778°N 24.41250°E / 46.46778; 24.41250 (Târgu Mureş International Airport)Coordinates: 46°28′04″N 024°24′45″E / 46.46778°N 24.41250°E / 46.46778; 24.41250 (Târgu Mureş International Airport)
Websiteaeroportultransilvania.ro
Map
TGM is located in Romania
TGM
TGM
Location of airport in Romania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers63,794
Aircraft movements435
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Statistics,[2] airportaar.ro,[3] Movements[4][5]

Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport (Romanian: Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș; Hungarian: Marosvásárhelyi Transilvania Repülőtér) (IATA: TGM, ICAO: LRTM) is an international airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southwest[1] of Târgu Mureș, Mureș County, in central Romania. Until May 2006, the official name was Târgu Mureș Vidrasău Airport (for the village 17 km (11 mi) outside of Târgu Mureș where it is located).

History[edit]

Opened in 1936, Târgu Mureș's first airport was built 2.5 kilometers away from the city centre. The airport was rebuilt in its current location in the 1960s, and inaugurated in 1969.[6]

After 2000, the airport has undergone extensive renovation. In October 2005 a new international terminal was opened and Category II instrument landing system was installed, allowing the handling of flights 24 hours a day.

In December 2016, the county council administrator started a new modernization program.[7] The project involved the refurbishment of the runway and the apron (an estimated RON77 million investment). The auction was won by the Porr-Geiger Association, and the work began in early October 2017 and completed in June 2018.[8] On 25 June 2018, the new runway went into operation.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
TAROM Seasonal charter: Antalya
Wizz Air Budapest, Dortmund, London–Luton, Memmingen

Statistics[edit]

Departure area
Year Passengers Change Movements Change
2005 12,408 Increase 67%
2006 46,882 Increase 278%
2007 156,929 Increase 235%
2008 69,945 Decrease 55%
2009 84,062 Increase 20%
2010 74,353 Decrease 12%
2011 257,303 Increase 246%
2012 300,427 Increase 17%
2013 356,656 Increase 19% 3,301
2014 343,521 [10] Decrease 3.4% 3,139 Decrease 4.9%
2015 336,694 [11] Decrease 1.9% 3,068 Decrease 2.3%
2016 287,412 Decrease 14.7%
2017 566 Decrease 407.8%
2018 63,794 Increase 11,270% 435

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Târgu Mureș International Airport at Wikimedia Commons