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International Airport Avram Iancu Cluj, subordinated to the Cluj County Council since 1997, is the country's second airport and the first regional airport in Romania.

Cluj County has approximately 700.000 inhabitants. From this point of view, the airport in Cluj-Napoca can be compared with the airports in the European cities of Geneva and Stuttgart, which annually register 12 million and 9 million passengers, respectively. In 2017, for the first time, the International Airport Avram Iancu Cluj reached the number of 2.000.000 passengers. At the moment, the Cluj airport is in 2nd place in Romania in terms of the number of passengers, after CN Aeroporturi Bucharest. Approximately 170 million potential passengers live within a radius of 3 km around the city, whose service is a fundamental concern for the Cluj airport. 

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Principal authorizing officer: Cluj County Council
Name of the institution: Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj RA
Leadership: Dr. Eng. David Ciceo – General Manager

Address: Str. Traian Vuia, No. 149-151, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Unique registration code: RO2882425

Phone: +40 264 307 500
Email: office@airportcluj.ro
Website: www.airportcluj.ro

The country's first regional airport

Cluj International Airport is the most important air gateway in the Northwest region of Romania.

As a first-class medium-sized airport located in a region in full economic development with a particular appetite for business and leisure traffic, Cluj International Airport has demonstrated the ability to take advantage of the potential of its catchment area and has, in recent years, become two decades, one of the airports with the most spectacular evolution of passenger traffic in Romania.

If in 1996 the plans to develop the airport at a traffic level of 36.000 passengers seemed impossible to achieve, the dynamic approach of its management towards the modernization and development of the airport infrastructure over the last 25 years, led to reaching a historic threshold of 2,9, 2019. million passengers in XNUMX and granted Cluj International Airport the worthy status – a model of best practices and a reference airport in South-Eastern Europe.

In its evolution, the airport has experienced permanent development and modernization in order to synchronize with the dynamics of air traffic, with the increasingly advanced performance of aircraft, with the demands of passengers and with national regulations, respectively international standards of civil aviation.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Cluj International Airport registered a record traffic of approximately 3 million passengers annually, who chose to travel to 45 destinations in 20 countries, with flights operated by 10 airlines.

In 2021, in the context of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic which severely affected air traffic, Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport kept its first position in the ranking of regional airports in Romania, with approximately 1.460.000 passengers, and occupied the 2nd place in the top . of airports in Romania, according to Bucharest National Company.

At the end of 2021, Cluj International Airport "Avram Iancu" was designated for the first time for Romania, the best airport in Europe in the category of under 5 million passengers annually, in the 31th edition of the annual Awards Gala ACI Europe, held in Geneva. The event took place on the occasion of the 55st Congress and General Assembly of the Airports Council International – Europe region (ACI EUROPE), which brought together air transport industry leaders from XNUMX countries. This prestigious award confirms the successful management of the activity during an unprecedented global crisis and, at the same time, completes the track record of Cluj airport, which is appreciated at international level.

In 2022, Cluj International Airport managed to exceed the European average in terms of passenger traffic recovery compared to the figures recorded in the pre-pandemic year 2019. Compared to the pre-pandemic levels, at the level of August 2022, there was a monthly record of passenger traffic and aircraft movements and the best monthly performance in the history of Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport. By the end of the year, 2.644.968 passengers were registered, an increase of 88% compared to 2021.

At the level of 2023, the management of Cluj International Airport is making considerable efforts in order to achieve the airport's main objectives, namely the recovery of passenger traffic recorded before the pandemic, the consolidation of goods traffic, the maintenance of current destinations, the resumption of suspended or canceled ones, as well as the identification of new opportunities regarding the development of the route network as soon as possible.

Attracting airlines to operate new destinations, increasing operating frequencies, modernizing and developing infrastructure, as well as developing collaboration with national and international air transport bodies: ICAO, IATA, ACI Europe, ROMATSA, MTI are also a priority. , AACR, EASA, the Association of Romanian Airports and other institutions, bodies and associations in the field of airport activity.

The development of air traffic at Cluj International Airport in the last 2 decades has decisively contributed to the rise of the city of Cluj-Napoca as a pole of economic, social, academic, medical, sports or cultural-artistic development of Romania, so that the intensification of socio-cultural exchanges with Europe and the international environment, have positively influenced the development of the region.

Cluj International Airport serves an extensive coverage area with a population of up to 4 million people, within a radius of 200 km, of which 1 million can reach the airport in less than 1 hour.

Cluj International Airport is and will always be an important vector in the economic development of the region and remains the reliable partner of your travels!

The evolution of passenger traffic

Over the past 15 years, air passenger traffic at the International Airport Avram Iancu Cluj grew to the level of the pre-pandemic year 2019 7 times, by comparison with the traffic recorded in 2007. The exceptions to the traffic progression are the years 2020 and 2021, when there were significant decreases in air traffic, in the context of the pandemic with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Mission, vision and organizational values

Undertaking a sustained airport development that delivers long-term value by promoting a balance between the needs of customers, passengers, airport staff and the needs of the local community, in safety and security.

To maintain our status as the country's most important regional airport with high-standard services, as well as to ensure the development of the airport for the benefit of Cluj, Transylvania and all of Romania.

  • Safety and security: ensuring the highest level of safety and security
  • Professionalism and cooperation among the members of the organization: fostering a contributory and participative work environment that values ​​diversity;
  • Commitment: constant relationship with partners for effective achievement of business objectives;
  • Sustainability: sustainable development by ensuring a balance between the needs of the community, the environment and organizational objectives;
  • Excellence: Making every effort to ensure an outstanding airport experience through operational efficiency, superior customer service and innovation.

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The development of Cluj Napoca airport from 1917 until today.

1917

The first military aviation activities take place at Cluj Airport

1932

The Cluj Civil Airport is established.

The Cluj Civil Airport is established.

1996

Opening of Cluj-Napoca Airport for international passenger and cargo traffic

2000

New destinations

New destinations

The TAROM company introduces two new destinations: Vienna and Frankfurt. The CARPATAIR company operates flights to Florence and Bergamo. The construction of the Foreign Arrivals Terminal (old airport) begins.

2001

Expansion of the old terminal and creation of new passenger facilities

2004

Operation of the first tourist flights to Tunisia and regular cargo and mail flights

2007

Romania joins the European Union and the air transport market is liberalized, and the Wizz Air airline opens its first flights to Barcelona, ​​Budapest and Rome

November 13 2007

WIZZ Air

WIZZ Air

The low-cost airline WIZZ AIR chooses to operate all flights from Romania serving the Transylvania area from Cluj-Napoca International Airport. The first routes operated by Wizz Air from Cluj-Napoca are: Cluj-Budapest, Cluj-Rome, Cluj-Barcelona, ​​Cluj-London.

2008

The Lufthansa airline opens its first flights to Munich (Germany)

2008–2009

Construction of the new Arrivals and Departures passenger terminals has been completed

2010

For the first time in the airport's history, the 1 millionth passenger was registered in a calendar year

2013

The new runway and other movement surfaces for aircraft became operational

2014

Become operational: Apron 4 Platform and Golf Runway

2016

3 new airlines open flights from Cluj International Airport (16 destinations launched)

07 September 2018

Passenger number 2 million

Passenger number 2 million

The passenger with the number 2 million registered in 2018 at Cluj Airport is celebrated, in the year of the centenary of the Great Union. This significant passenger threshold was reached this year two weeks faster compared to 2017, as a result of a positive trend of air traffic growth in the first 8 months of the year.

2019

Passenger record, over 2,9 million registered passengers in a calendar year. Also this year, 3 contracts were signed for European projects financed from non-refundable funds for: Runway parallel to the runway, CTX standard 3 explosive detection equipment and C3 standard hand luggage scanning equipment with automatic integrated return management system the trays.

2021

The "Avram Iancu" Cluj International Airport was designated for the first time for Romania, the best airport in Europe in the category of under 5 million passengers annually, in the 17th edition of the annual ACI Europe Awards Gala, for its successful management of the activity during an unprecedented crisis generated by the SARS CoV-2 pandemic.

Interesting facts about Cluj-Napoca

Population

In 2011, 324.576 inhabitants lived within the city limits, making it the second most populous in the country at the time, after the national capital Bucharest.

Universities and schools

The city of Cluj Napoca is considered the second university center in Romania, being the place that hosts approximately 80.000 students from the whole country every year.

Climate

Cluj-Napoca has a hot continental summer climate. The climate is influenced by the city's proximity to the Apuseni Mountains, as well as by urbanization.

Festivals and events

Concerts, festivals, cultural shows, exhibitions, parties, conferences and workshops, book and film launches and other events, you can find them all in Cluj.