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Târgu Mureș International Airport

Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport (Romanian: Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș; Hungarian: Marosvásárhelyi Transilvania Repülőtér) (IATA: TGM, ICAO: LRTM) is an international airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southwest[1] 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).

Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport

Aeroportul Transilvania Târgu Mureș

Marosvásárhelyi Transilvania Repülőtér
Transilvania International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMureș County Council
ServesTârgu Mureș
LocationVidrasău, Mureș County
Focus city forWizz Air
Elevation AMSL963 ft / 294 m
Coordinates46°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)
Websiteaeroportultransilvania.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 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers63,794
Aircraft movements435
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] Statistics,[2] airportaar.ro,[3] Movements[4][5]

HistoryEdit

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 council administrator started a new modernization program.[7] The project involved the refurbishment of the runway and the apron (an estimated RON77 million investment). The auction was won by the Porr-Geiger Association, and the work began in early October 2017 and completed in June 2018.[8] On 25 June 2018, the new runway went into operation.[9]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
TAROM Seasonal charter: Antalya
Wizz AirBudapest, Dortmund, London–Luton, Memmingen

StatisticsEdit

 
Departure area
Year Passengers Change Movements Change
2005 12,408   67%
2006 46,882   278%
2007 156,929   235%
2008 69,945   55%
2009 84,062   20%
2010 74,353   12%
2011 257,303   246%
2012 300,427   17%
2013 356,656   19% 3,301
2014 343,521 [10]   3.4% 3,139   4.9%
2015 336,694 [11]   1.9% 3,068   2.3%
2016 287,412   14.7%
2017 566   407.8%
2018 63,794   11,270% 435

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