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Romania has 17 civilian airports, out of which currently 12 are served by scheduled international flights. The main international airports are:
  • Bucharest's Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Airport is the largest and busiest, it has flights to nearly all the major cities in Europe, to a few Middle Eastern capitals, to all other Romanian cities, but no direct flights to the USA; Besides traditional carriers, some low cost airlines such as Easyjet, Vueling or Niki operate flights on this airport.
  • Bucharest's Aurel Vlaicu (Baneasa) Airport recently became a major low cost airlines hub; Blue Air and Wizz Air have a hub on the airport, connecting Bucharest to destinations in Italy, Spain, Britain, Germany, Belgium and France. Italian MyAir used to also have a hub before its bankruptcy. Germanwings also serves this airport from three German destination. During summer, the airport also doubles as the main charter airport for flights to Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey and Greece.
  • The Traian Vuia International Airport in Timisoara is the second largest in the country; it has flights to several large cities in Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova, France, United Kingdom as well as to various cities in Romania. The airport is the base of Carpatair and a focus city for low-cost Wizz Air. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are also important operators on the airport.
  • Cluj-Napoca International Airport , as the largest airport in Transylvania it is served by a growing number of flights from various European destinations; It is one of the many hubs of low-cost Wizz Air, with services to over 10 destinations daily. Lufthansa and Malev also serve the airport.
  • Sibiu (flights to Austria, Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain on Lufthansa, Austrian Airways and Blue Air). Focus city for Blue Air.
  • Bacau (flights mainly to Italy and London on Blue Air. Secondary hub for Blue Air).
  • Constanta - The only Romanian airport served by Ryanair (to two Italian destinations). Also served by Air Berlin (from Berlin). A small number of inbound seasonal charters also serve this airport, as well as a (small) number of seasonal domestic flights from Transylvania and Bucharest.
  • Suceava - Two flights to Italian destinations.
  • Iasi - One daily flight to Vienna and one to Budapest
  • Targu-Mures - flights to Hungary, Germany, Britain, Italy, France and Spain on Wizz Air. Domestic flights to Bucharest on TAROM. Focus city for Wizz Air.
  • Arad - Seasonal flights to one or two Italian destinations.
  • Baia Mare - Seasonal (and very infrequent) international flights.
  • There are three important Romanian airlines:
  • TAROM , the Romanian flag carrier, based in Bucharest Otopeni
  • Carpatair , based in Timisoara, connects this city with eight Italian and three German destinations, and also has collector/distributor flights to the following Romanian airports: Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Constanta, Oradea, Sibiu, Iasi, Suceava, Satu-Mare and Bacau .
  • Blue Air , the only Romanian low-cost airline, based in Bucharest Baneasa with a secondary hub in Bacau and a focus city in Sibiu.
  • In recent times Romania became increasingly attractive for low cost carriers. Blue Air, a Romanian low-fare airline, serves various destinations in Europe from Bucharest (Aurel Vlaicu Airport), Arad, Targu Mures and Bacau. A Hungarian budget airline, Wizzair , introduced direct flights from London Luton to Bucharest in January 2007. Several others, including Wind Jet , AlpiEagles , Ryanair , GermanWings , and AirBerlin ) already operate flights to Romania. Easyjet operates flights from London, Milan and Madrid, SmartWings [ operates flights from Prague.

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