Oradea International Airport

Oradea International Airport
Aeroportul Internaţional Oradea
OMR is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Oradea
Elevation AMSL 465 ft / 142 m
Coordinates 47°01′31″N 21°54′09″E / 47.02528°N 21.9025°E / 47.02528; 21.9025 (Oradea International Airport)Coordinates: 47°01′31″N 21°54′09″E / 47.02528°N 21.9025°E / 47.02528; 21.9025 (Oradea International Airport)
Website www.aeroportoradea.ro/
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,800 5,906 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 50,000
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from adevarul.ro[2]

Oradea International Airport (IATA: OMRICAO: LROD) is located 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest[1] of Oradea in northwestern Romania, Bihor County, near one of the main road and rail border crossings to Hungary. Its location near the European route E60 and the future Transylvania motorway as well as the county's high tourist potential (Băile Felix hot springs, Padiş Natural Protected Area etc.) have led to a double digit growth of passenger and cargo traffic for the past two years.


City access

Oradea Transport Local provides a bus service between Oradea International Airport and the city centre of Oradea. Cabs/taxis are also available.

Passenger facilities

Military uses

Since April 2009, the NATO Centre of Excellence in Oradea is a member of NATO's Centres of Excellence (COE) network. All aircraft involved in Oradea's NATO Centre of Excellence activities utilize the Oradea International Airport.

Air ambulance

A MEDIVAC helicopter is based at Oradea International Airport. It is operated by the Pelican Hospital's Emergency Service. It serves Bihor, Sălaj, Satu Mare, Maramureş and Arad Counties Emergency Services. The air ambulance transports persons to Level I trauma centers located in Bucharest.

Expansion plans

In 2009, Bihor County and Search Corporation agreed to extend the runway to 2,400 m (7,874 ft) and construct a cargo terminal. The future development strategy also includes the construction of a new passenger terminal. The airport will be able to receive a larger number of passengers and cargo aircraft. The passenger terminal is currently (December 2010) under major reconstruction in order to comply with the Schengen Area security measures. The reconstruction is scheduled to finish in March 2011, the possible Romanian joining date of the Schengen Area.[3]

Deloitte Consulting together with the Bostina&Asociatii lawfirm will provide legal and financial advisory services for the development of the airport.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă

Additionally, Ion Ţiriac Air operates charter flights from Oradea Airport.

Accidents and incidents

On 4 February 1970, an Antonov 24B operated by TAROM crashed into the mountains near Oradea while inbound from Bucharest Otopeni International[5]

On 27 May 1971, an Ilyushin 14 operated by TAROM was hijacked after departure from Oradea. The hijackers demanded to go to Austria where they surrendered.[6]

In 1994 an Antonov An-26 of the Romanian Air Force was written off after crashing during the landing at Oradea.[7]

On 16 January 2009, a Gulfstream G200, operated by Ion Ţiriac Air was damaged after it overran the runway. The aircraft suffered damage to the nose and the landing gear was broken. All 12 occupants were reported as having survived and suffered no injuries. The aircraft came to a halt near the fence surrounding the airport[8]

See also


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