Aurel Vlaicu International Airport''''Bucharest Baneasa - details and images

International Airport Bucharest Baneasa - Aurel Vlaicu (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS), known before the Baneasa Airport, is in terms of passenger traffic in Romania's second largest, after Henri Coanda Bucharest. Opened in 1920, is located 7 miles north of town, on DN1, 90 m altitude over an area of 128 ha. It has a runway 3,200 m long and 60 m wide. Until the Otopeni International Airport in 1970, it was the main airport in the capital of Romania.

In 1909, Louis Blériot made the first flights on private racecourse at Baneasa (Baneasa district in the capital today) - a portion of the former estate of Count de Montesquiou. On 1 August 1912, Romanian Air League, led by Prince George Valentin Bibescu established from Baneasa a pilot school for military pilots. Later, the airport gets aerodrome, add a flying school for pilots and civilians Romanian Royal Aeroclub. In 1920 the company established the Franco-Romanian Air Navigation, the first company in the world air transport, passenger, cargo and mail. Arise in 1923, the Baneasa Airport, Air Navigation Company workshops Franco-Romanian precursor Repair Company Aircraft Engines (IRMA) in the 60s and 70s and the current ROMAERO Commercial Companies. In the years 1947-1952 builds new Baneasa Terminal building, which has the form of three bladed propeller.

Currently, Aurel Vlaicu International Airport is used by small aviation company, especially cheap ones, such as Blue Air. Blue Air link the airport with a number of international destinations such as Paris, Lyon, Madrid, Berlin, Maastricht, Verona, Frankfurt, Valencia, Barcelona, Istanbul, Turin and Rome. In addition to the Blue Air and Sky Europe are, which has flights from Bratislava, and My Air, with flights from Milan, Venice and Naples. Link to town is by public transport lines 783 and 131, or by taxi.

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