George Enescu International Airport

George Enescu International Airport (IATA: BCM, ICAO: LRBC) is an airport located in Bacău, Romania. Named after the Romanian composer George Enescu. 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 the city centre of Bacău.

Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport

Aeroportul Internaţional George Enescu Bacău
Terminal AIGE BACAU.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorBacău County Council, Bacău Local Council
ServesBacău, Romania
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)
BCM is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,500 8,203 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers change (2018–2019)Increase 4.7%
Aircraft movements (2017)4,850
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Passenger statistics,[2][3][4]


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.[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, Bacău Airport became the first Romanian airport to be privately administered by a nongovernmental 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, which withdraw its flights, and Carpatair, which 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. Since June 2021, TAROM had been operating flights from the airport again, starting with the charter flight to Antalya, Turkey, with direct flights to several major Romanian cities planned to be introduced at a later date.[6]

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 involved 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

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Bacău Airport:[9]

AeroItalia Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino (begins 1 June 2023)[10]
HiSky Seasonal charter: Antalya[9]
TAROM Seasonal charter: Antalya[6]
Wizz Air London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa

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.


Traffic figuresEdit

Annual passenger traffic at BCM airport. See Wikidata query.
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%
2019 468,455   4.7%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b European Airport Traffic Trends at
  3. ^ a b "Aeroportul din Bacău a înregistrat o creștere de 14% a numărului de pasageri, anul trecut". 12 January 2017.
  4. ^ Traficul total de pasageri pe Aeroporturile din România pe anul 2018 (in Romanian)
  5. ^ a b "Bacău Airport Project" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  6. ^ a b "TAROM se întoarce pe Aeroportul Bacău. Pentru început, zboruri charter cu destinația Turcia". (in Romanian). 10 June 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  7. ^ Contract de proiectare pentru modernizări la aeroportului din Bacău at (in Romanian)
  8. ^ Noul terminal al Aeroportului Bacău a fost deschis pentru pasageri (in Romanian)
  9. ^ a b Bacau International Airport official schedule, Retrieved on 14 August 2022.
  10. ^

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