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George Enescu International Airport

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George Enescu International Airport (IATA: BCM, ICAO: LRBC) is an airport located in Bacău, Romania. Named after the Romanian composer George Enescu, it serves as a focus city of the low-cost airline Blue Air. Bacău 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 Bacău.

Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport

Aeroportul Internaţional George Enescu Bacău
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorBacău County Council, Bacău Local Council
ServesBacău, 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 (Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport)Coordinates: 46°31′19″N 026°54′37″E / 46.52194°N 26.91028°E / 46.52194; 26.91028 (Bacău "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] Movements (2013)[5]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Bacău Airport opened for passenger service in 1946. A modern terminal building with a control tower began construction in 1970, and was completed in 1971.[6] 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, Bacău 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.[6] 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.[7] In November 2017, the new passenger terminal was inaugurated.[8]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Blue AirBergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Liverpool, London-Luton, Madrid (ends 28 September 2019), Rome-Fiumicino, Turin[9]
Seasonal charter: Antalya[10][11]

Military usageEdit

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.

StatisticsEdit

Traffic figuresEdit

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

Busiest routesEdit

City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(June 2019)[12]
Airlines
  Rome Fiumicino Airport
7
Blue Air
  London Luton Airport
6
Blue Air
  Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
4
Blue Air
  Turin Turin International Airport
4
Blue Air
  Dublin Dublin Airport
4
Blue Air
  Bologna Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
3
Blue Air
  Bruxelles Brussels Airport
3
Blue Air
  Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
2
Blue Air
  Liverpool Liverpool John Lennon Airport
2
Blue Air

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b European Airport Traffic Trends at anna.aero
  3. ^ a b "Aeroportul din Bacău a înregistrat o creștere de 14% a numărului de pasageri, anul trecut". zdbc.ro.
  4. ^ Traficul total de pasageri pe Aeroporturile din România pe anul 2018 ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  5. ^ Press release for 2013 Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  6. ^ a b Bacău Airport Project
  7. ^ Contract de proiectare pentru modernizări la aeroportului din Bacău at zf.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  8. ^ Noul terminal al Aeroportului Bacău a fost deschis pentru pasageri ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  9. ^ "Flight schedule". www.blueairweb.com.
  10. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/bcm/routes
  11. ^ http://bacauairport.ro/?lang=en#1438803157541-c5ddafab-73e9
  12. ^ Bacău Airport flight map

External linksEdit