International Airport Satu Mare - details and images

Satu Mare International Airport (IATA code: SUJ, ICAO code: LRSM) is open to international passenger and cargo traffic. The airport has one daily flight operated by Tarom to Bucharest frequency Monday to Friday.

One of the oldest airports in Romania, one in Satu Mare, was established on October 15, 1936 by a Royal Decree on an area of 600x600 meters, the current location of Airclub Samus. A year later the air terminal and hangar construction completed and in 1938, after the official opening, the first plane that landed at the new airport was the type Junkers 34, which made a flight on the route of Cluj-Satu Mare-Oradea Cluj. Until 1940, the new airport operating company planes Lares (Romanian Air Lines operated by the State), with daily passenger flights, cargo and mail. Planes used in this period were as Junkers 13 Junkers 34, Avia-Fokker, Lockheed Electra and others in the modern times. In 1940, occupation hortysta after the activity stops.
In 1946 the airport is reopened for three years and then be closed after nine years, was reopened with the establishment of TAROM, here operating regular flights from Bucharest, with Li 2 and IL 14 aircraft. In 1973 construction begins 2500x60 meters concrete runway was inaugurated in 1975, which can land and take off on any aircraft except the Concorde and Boeing Jumbo, and the current air station is being built between 1980-1982. The new airport operates regular flights to Satu Mare and Satu Mare-Bucharest-Constanta, AN24 type aircraft, IL 18 and BAC 1-11, but flights and postal, military and commercial. External traffic is external to the charter, especially in summer, with tourists from the Nordic countries Felix, with modern aircraft IL 18, BAC 1-11, TU 154. In 1996 the airport opened to traffic indernational said. From 01/06/1997 International Airport Satu Mare join as permanent member of Airports Council International, worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
After 1989 the structure of airport related activities can be drawn as a refueling point (Romar Fuel) and Air Traffic control (ROMATSA). In June 1998, after becoming an international airport between the hours of 7 to 19, is inaugurated the first regular foreign travel Satu Mare-Bucharest-New York and back, with the Airbus A 310, April 1999, the Bucharest-Satu Mare-Chicago and back , with stopovers in Amsterdam and in June, with stopovers in Montreal, the second being disbanded seven months later.

In addition, between May and November 2000, the company GRIVCO Air operates twice a week on the route Satu Mare Sibiu Brescia (Italy) and back, with YAK 40 aircraft. In November 2000, the same reasons, dissolves and New York racing and Brescia, although they were as profitable as those of Chicago.

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