Târgu Mureș International Airport

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Târgu Mureș Transylvania Airport
Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș
Transilvania International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Mureș County Council
Serves Târgu Mureș
Location Vidrasău, Mureș County
Focus city for Wizz Air
Elevation AMSL 963 ft / 294 m
Coordinates 46°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)
Website aeroportultransilvania.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 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 336,694 (1.9%Decrease) [1]
Aircraft movements 3,068 (4.3%Decrease)
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[2] Statistics,[3] Movements[4][5]

Târgu Mureș Transylvania Airport (Romanian: Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș) (IATA: TGMICAO: LRTM) is a minor international airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southwest[2] 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 government administrator started a new modernization program.[7] The project, planned to be completed in 2017, involves the refurbishment of the runway and the apron.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The only carrier at the airport, Wizz Air, has suspended flights starting November 2016 while the runway is renovated. Most of the flight capacity has been moved to Cluj International Airport.[7]

Airlines Destinations
Wizz Air Beauvais, Budapest, Dortmund, Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, London-Luton, Madrid, Memmingen, Rome-Ciampino (all suspended temporarily, until at least 21 December 2017)[8][9]

Statistics[edit]

Departure area
Year Passengers 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%
2014 343,521 [10] Decrease 3.4%
2015 336,694 [11] Decrease 1.9%
2016 287,412 Decrease 14.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Târgu Mureș International Airport at Wikimedia Commons