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Romania is a republic in south-eastern Europe, bordered on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Moldova, on the southeast by the Black Sea, on the south by Bulgaria, on the southwest by Serbia (a constituent republic of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), and on the west by Hungary. Bucharest is its capital and largest city.

Amendments  

07 Apr 2018

Just Us Air received its AOC and started operations early Apr2018 [updated]

17 Mar 2018

Just Us Air is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) [added]

01 Feb 2018

Carpatair Flight Service (2014-2015) [added] merged into Carpatair

Acvila Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 2006
Airline Code : WZ : RRM
Genealogy : Acvila Air >Tend Airways + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : Acvila Airlines ceased operations on 30Apr2006. Halted operations in Oct2014 and AOC suspended on 19Jan15. Airline's chaiman sentenced in Dec2014 to 11+ years in prison due to his involvement in a money laundering sheme. Entered bankrupcy protection in late Feb2015 but AOC reinstated during 2/15. AOC suspended again on 22May2015
Aircraft : MD.81, MD.82

Aeroline International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Antares   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : TF : AAY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Antares was founded in 1991
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Bucharest  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : BUR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Bucharest was founded in Jul2010 & started operations on 03Jul2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Wings   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AiRom 2000 (Air Romania)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : RMM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alabarka Air*   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alfa Air Services  last update: 19Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ALR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alfa Air Services was founded in 2008 & ceased operations in 2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Angel Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : KOZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Angel Airlines Started internal services in Q3 2001 using BAe J32 turboprop aircraft. Ran into financial difficulties and suspended operations in late 2001 but restarted. Finally ceased in 2004
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atom Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ROA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Atom Airways (Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)) was a start-up planning to offer direct one-stop services from the United States to Afghanistan with a brief stop in Romania where the airline is to be based. Atom Airways is backed by US investors and aimed to operate a B767-200ER and is mainly targeting US government and defense contractors. Did not start operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ATS (Aviation Transport Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ROS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviro Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aviro Air was established in 2014 as a Commercial Operator under certification with Romanian CAA
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Banat Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1997
Airline Code : BZ : BAT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Banat Air had an Antonov 24B crash in 1995
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Banat Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2000
Airline Code : BZ : BAT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : OB : BMS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Air was launched as the first Romanian airline company, with 100% private equity on 13Dec2004 & started operations the same month (Domestic and regional scheduled services from Bucharest Baneasa)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

C&I Corporation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : C&I Corporation provides private flight services to any destination in the world
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Carpatair  last update: 01Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : V3 : KRP
Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair
Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in Dec1999 when new owners took over. Carpatair Flight Service (2014-2015) merged into Carpatair. Operations now consist of Ad-hoc charter, chains and ACMI solutions. As of May2014, Carpatair dissolved most of their former route network and it no longer operates in Romania or Moldova < Aircraft utilised: Fokker F.100 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Carpatair Flight Service  added: 01Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2014 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in Dec1999 when new owners took over. Carpatair Flight Service (2014-2015) merged into Carpatair. Operations now consist of Ad-hoc charter, chains and ACMI solutions. As of May2014, Carpatair dissolved most of their former route network and it no longer operates in Romania or Moldova
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chris Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chris Air was a low-fares airline, based in Suceava, Romania which both started up and ended in 2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cobrex Trans  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : -- : CBX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cobrex Trans was founded in & has operated in Brasov since 1994
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DAC Air (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : 6P : GCP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : DAC Air was a regional and domestic passenger carrier that ceased operations in 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DAC Air (ii)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DHL Romania   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Direct Aero Service   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2012
Airline Code : OB : DSV
Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres
Comments : Direct Aero Service operations started on 15Oct2009 & ceased on 07Mar2012, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres. Suspended operations and its AOC was revoked on 01Mar2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eurojet Romania   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : RDP
Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania
Comments : Eurojet Romania was established in 2004 when The Rompetrol Group decided to create its own aviation division. Eurojet Romania began at the beginning of 2009 as an independent business charter company
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly 365 Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016* - 2017
Airline Code : -- : FLA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly 365 is an airline specialising in the supply of commercial aircraft on ACMI and Charter basis
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Compass Service  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Compass Service is a passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Romania  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Romania commenced operations on 15May2014. Cancelled all flights on 19Aug2014 & declared bankruptcy on 29Sep2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FlyValan  added: 2017 + last update: 04Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2018 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyValan is a scheduled virtual carrier based out of Genoa. FlyValan began charter services in 2017 & scheduled operations on 23Jan2018 with domestic Italian flights from Genoa to Trieste. FlyValan suspended scheduled ops after six weeks on 06Mar2018 < Aircraft utilised: ATR 72-500 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Grivco International (Grivco Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : GIV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iceland Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Inter Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Inter Aviation is an air taxi company operating out of Bucharest
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ion Tiriac Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JARO International  last update: 01Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2001
Airline Code : JT : MDJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JARO International was founded in 1990 & started operations in 1991 at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Bucharest. In Sep2001, the airline declared bankruptcy and made its last flight from New York < Aircraft utilised: B.707 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jetline (Mercury Aviation)  last update: 01Feb2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Services out of Baneasa Airport, Bucharest
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JeTran Air  last update: 19Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2013
Airline Code : WZ : RRM
Genealogy : Jetran Air >Tend Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : Jetran Air was formed in 2005. Based at Henri Coandă International Airport and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport in Bucharest and offered scheduled passenger services to holiday destinations throughout Europe. Jetran was purchased by Tender Group and renamed to Tend Air < Aircraft utilised: MD.81, MD.82, MD.83 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JOIN! Regional Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JOIN! Regional Airlines is a start up intending to commence operations in early 2016. Apparently delayed
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Just Us Air  added: 17Mar2018 + last update: 07Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2018 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Just Us Air is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU). Received its AOC and started operations early Apr2018
Aircraft : A.318

LAR (Liniile Aeriene Romane)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1997
Airline Code : QR : RLA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LARES (Linile Aeriene Romane Exploate cu Statul)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930* - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LARES + SARTA >>Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : [CFRNA was renamed CIDNA, "The International Air Navigation Company" in 1927. LARES was established within three years, and merged with SARTA (The Romanian Air Transport Society Ltd.) in 1937. Transporturile Aeriene Române, or TAROM, was founded on 18Sep1954, when the state of Romania bought out the Soviet Union's 50 percent stake in TARS (Transporuri Aeriene Romana Sovietica). TARS had been formed in 1946 to take over the interests of LARES, a state-owned airline that had operated in Romania before World War II]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Medallion Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : MDP
Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air >>Ten Airways
Comments : Medallion Air received its AOC on 15May2009 & started operations on 07Jun2009. Into bankruptcy in Jul2013 & merged into Ten Airways in 2013 < Aircraft utilised: MD-83 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MIA Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Miravia Romanian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2000
Airline Code : N3 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Regional Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regional Air Services is an aero taxi operator offering a variety of services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Romavia (Romanian Aviation Company)  last update: 26Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2014
Airline Code : WQ : RMV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Romavia, the second state-authorized airline, is established at Bucharest by the Ministry of National Defence on 03Apr1991 to provide state VIP flights, as well as scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services, to domestic and regional destinations. Revenue flights commence in early Jun1991 from both the capital and Constanta. As of Aug2014 the company is in bankruptcy < Aircraft utilised: British Aerospace (Rombac) 1-11-56, 1 Boeing 707-3K1C, 2 Ilyushin Il-18D, An-26,An-24V >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rompetrol Group Aviation Division   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania
Comments : Eurojet Romania was established in 2004 when The Rompetrol Group decided to create its own aviation division. Eurojet Romania began at the beginning of 2009 as an independent business charter company
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Romstrade Logistic Expres   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres
Comments : No further information at this time - [Direct Aero Service operations started on 15Oct2009 & ceased on 07Mar2012, changing its name to Romstrade Logistic Expres. Suspended operations and its AOC was revoked on 01Mar2013]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SARTA (The Romanian Air Transport Society Ltd)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1937* - 1939*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SARTA >>Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Star East  added: 2017 + last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : SEK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320. Started operations in Jul2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1954 - date
Airline Code : RO : ROT
Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : TAROM (Transporturile Aeriene Române) was founded in 1954 & started operations on 18Sep1954 when the state of Romania bought out the Soviet Union's 50 percent stake in TARS (founded in 1945). TARS had been formed in 1946 to take over the interests of LARES, a state-owned airline that had operated in Romania before World War II
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TARS (Transportun Aeriene Romana Sovetica)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : No further information at this time [TAROM was founded in 1945 as TARS. Operations were started on 01Feb1946, when TARS took over all air services and aircraft from LARES]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ten Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2015
Airline Code : X5 : OTJ
Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : Ten Airways ended operations on 19Jan2015 after the Romanian civil aviation authority suspended its AOC. Hoped to restart in 2016 but it did not materialise < Aircraft utilised: MD-82, MD-83 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tiriac Air  last update: 01Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : TIH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Țiriac Air is a corporate charter airline operating from Henri Coandă International Airport. It was founded in 1997, as part of Țiriac Group. The airline operates helicopters and business jets
Aircraft : Bombardier Global 5000, Gulfstream G200, Agusta A109S Grand helicopter, Agusta Westland AW139

Toyo Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Toyo Aviation is a Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) based charter carrier that was established in 2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United European Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : United European Airlines operates both airplanes and helicopters. Based in Bucharest, with a regional office in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company with its Scandinavian management operates out of Otopeni Airport < Aircraft utilised: MD.80 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United European Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Valahia Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2015*
Airline Code : -- : VLH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Valahia Air started operations on 21Dec2013 but has ceased operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Veg Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 1999
Airline Code : V3 : VEG
Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair
Comments : [Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in the same year]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Wizz Air Romania   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wizz Air Romania was a planned subsidiary to be based at Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport. However, this sub-company never started operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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