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Bac%C4%83u International Airport
Bac?u "George Enescu" International Airport

Aeroportul Interna?ional George Enescu Bac?u
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorBac?u County Council, Bac?u Local Council
ServesBac?u, Romania
Focus city forBlue Air
Elevation AMSL607 ft / 185 m
Coordinates46°31?19?N 026°54?37?E / 46.52194°N 26.91028°E / 46.52194; 26.91028 (Bac?u "George Enescu" International Airport)Coordinates: 46°31?19?N 026°54?37?E / 46.52194°N 26.91028°E / 46.52194; 26.91028 (Bac?u "George Enescu" International Airport)
Websitewww.bacauairport.ro
Map
BCM is located in Romania
BCM
BCM
Location of airport in Romania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,500 8,203 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers447,531
Passengers change (2017-18)Increase 5.1%
Aircraft movements (2017)4,850
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Passenger statistics,[2][3] airportaar.ro[4]

George Enescu International Airport (IATA: BCM, ICAO: LRBC) is an airport located in Bac?u, Romania. Named after the Romanian composer George Enescu, it serves as a focus city of the low-cost airline Blue Air. Bac?u Airport shares its runway with RoAF 95th Air Base, and Aerostar, a major Romanian aerospace and defence company. The airport is located 5 km (3.1 mi) south[1] of the city centre of Bac?u.

History

Bac?u Airport opened for passenger service in 1946. A modern terminal building with a control tower began construction in 1970, and was completed in 1971.[5] In 1975, it received international status. A 2005 renovation/expansion remodeled the terminal building. In 2018, a new terminal was opened and the old one demolished.

In 2009, Bac?u Airport became the first Romanian airport to be privately administered by a non governmental company. BlueAero, its administrator, was 100% owned by the fully private airline Blue Air. The new company that took over the airport is nowadays the main operator. Other airlines that operated here were TAROM, that withdraw its flights, and Carpatair, that canceled all its scheduled flights. When Blue Air was sold because its parent company`s holding went into bankruptcy, the airport was returned to the local government administration. The modernization promised in the takeover contract was completed to a less than 10% status due to financial problems in the holding.

In February 2014, the new owners, a 50-50 joint venture between the city and county public administrations, started a new modernization program.[5] The project, involves the construction of a passenger terminal with a processing capacity of 300 passengers per hour, a control tower, a parking area, and an intermodal bus terminal, as well as the refurbishment of the runway.[6] In November 2017, the new passenger terminal was inaugurated.[7]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Blue AirBergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Liverpool, London-Luton, Madrid (ends 28 September 2019), Rome-Fiumicino, Turin[8]
Seasonal charter: Antalya
Tailwind AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya

Military usage

The airport is home to the Romanian Air Force 95th Air Base, with one fighter regiment (operating MiG-21 LanceR) and a helicopter regiment (operating IAR-330L). The base is also home to the 250th training regiment.

Statistics

Traffic figures

Year Passengers[2][3] Change
2003 21,020 Increase 66.2%
2004 27,574 Increase 31.2%
2005 36,261 Increase 31.5%
2006 40,601 Increase 12%
2007 112,854 Increase 178%
2008 116,492 Increase 3.2%
2009 195,772 Increase 68%
2010 240,735 Increase 23%
2011 336,961 Increase 40%
2012 393,352 Increase 16.7%
2013 307,488 Decrease 21.8%
2014 313,376 Increase 1.9%
2015 364,492 Increase 16.3%
2016 414,676 Increase 13.8%
2017 425,733 Increase 2.7%
2018 447,531 Increase 5.1%

Busiest routes

See also

References

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b European Airport Traffic Trends at anna.aero
  3. ^ a b "Aeroportul din Bac?u a înregistrat o cre?tere de 14% a num?rului de pasageri, anul trecut". zdbc.ro.
  4. ^ Traficul total de pasageri pe Aeroporturile din România pe anul 2018 (in Romanian)
  5. ^ a b Bac?u Airport Project
  6. ^ Contract de proiectare pentru moderniz?ri la aeroportului din Bac?u at zf.ro (in Romanian)
  7. ^ Noul terminal al Aeroportului Bac?u a fost deschis pentru pasageri (in Romanian)
  8. ^ "Flight schedule". www.blueairweb.com.
  9. ^ Bac?u Airport flight map

External links


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