Bucharest Băneasa Airport

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Aeroportul Internațional Bucureşti Băneasa - Aurel Vlaicu
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Aerogara Baneasa.jpg

44 ° 30 '11 "  N , 26 ° 6' 8"  E Coordinates: 44 ° 30 '11 "  N , 26 ° 6' 8"  E

Height above MSL 91 m (299  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center approx. 4 km north of Bucharest
Local transport Bus / trolleybus / tram
Basic data
opening 1909
Terminals 1
Passengers 4,579 (2015)
11,348 (2015)
Start-and runway
07/25 3200 m × 45 m concrete

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The Baneasa Airport - Aurel Vlaicu ( IATA : BBU , ICAO : LRBS ; rum. Aeroportul Internaţional Bucureşti Baneasa - Aurel Vlaicu ), according to Bucharest Henri Coanda the second, smaller airport of the Romanian capital Bucharest and is exclusively for business travel.


Today's airport has been used for flights since 1909, including by Louis Blériot . In the years 1947 to 1948 the state TAROM set up its main base there. Name giver Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913) was a Romanian aviation pioneer.

During the period from May 10 to August 15, 2007, major construction work was carried out, which is why the airport remained closed and the flights to the neighboring and larger Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport were diverted. The runway was given a new surface as part of the renovation. A section of approx. 800 m was only released in January 2008. Until then, a shortened runway was used.

In April 2012 all flights to Bucharest-Otopeni moved, since Băneasa has been used exclusively for business travel since then.

The airport had previously served primarily as a base for the two low-cost airlines Blue Air and Wizz Air , which served numerous European destinations, including Barcelona and Dublin , from here . The German Germanwings also flew to Bucharest-Băneasa from Berlin, Cologne / Bonn and Stuttgart.

Terminal building

Inside view of the terminal

The airport has a historic terminal building for all arrivals and departures, which cannot be expanded or fundamentally modernized due to the existing monument protection and lack of space.

Transport links

Bus : There are 2 express bus routes to the city center, line 780 and line 783. Line 780 goes to Gara de Nord , line 783 goes through the most important places in the city center, including Piața Charles de Gaulle, Piața Victoriei , Piața Romană , Piața Universității , to Piața Unirii . In addition, both lines connect Bucharest-Băneasa Airport with Bucharest-Otopeni Airport.

Web links

Commons : Aurel Vlaicu International Airport  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Traffic statistics. BucharestAirports.ro, accessed on July 23, 2017 .
  2. romanliberia.ro - Cum va Arata Aeroportul de lux din Baneasa (Romanian) March 9, 2011