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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.

Latest updates

 

21 Oct 2017

Fly 365 Aviation ceased operations in 2017 [status change]

03Oct2017

Fly Compass Service is a passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) [added]

05Aug2017 

FlyValan is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP) [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Acvila Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 2006
Airline Code : WZ : RRM
Genealogy : Acvila Airlines >Tend Airways + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : No further information at this time

Aeroline International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Antares   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Bucharest  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Air Wings   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Alabarka Air*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Alfa Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alfa Air Services ceased operations in 2012

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

Atom Airways  updated in 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

ATS (Aviation Transport Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ROS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Banat Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Banat Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2000
Airline Code : BZ : BAT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

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

Carpatair   

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

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

CIDNA (The International Air Navigation Company)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1927 - 1930*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CFRNA > CIDNA…>>Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : No further information at this time

Cobrex Trans  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

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

DAC Air (ii)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

DHL Romania   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Direct Aero Service   

Status : Renamed

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

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

Fly 365 Aviation  updated in 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

Fly Compass Service  added in 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)

Fly Romania  updated in 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

FlyValan  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyValan is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)

Grivco International (Grivco Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Iceland Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Ion Tiriac Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

JARO International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2001
Airline Code : JT : MDJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JARO International started operations in 1991 at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Bucharest, with a single B.707. In Sep2001, the airline declared bankruptcy and made its last flight from New York

Jetline (Mercury Aviation)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Jetran Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2013
Airline Code : WZ : MDJ
Genealogy : Jetran Air >Tend Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : Jetran Air was formed in 2005

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

LAR (Liniile Aeriene Romane)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

LARES (Linile Aeriene Romane Exploate cu Statul)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930* - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LARES + SARTA
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]

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 bakruptcy in Jul2013 & erged into Ten Airways in 2013

MIA Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Miravia Romanian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2000
Airline Code : N3 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Romavia (Romanian Aviation Company)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2014
Airline Code : WQ : RMV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Romavia was established on 03Apr1991 and started operations later in the same year. As of Aug2014 the company is in bankruptcy

Rompetrol Group Aviation Division   

Status : Renamed

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

Romstrade Logistic Expres   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

SARTA (The Romanian Air Transport Society Ltd)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1937* - 1939*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SARTA
Comments : No further information at this time

Star East  added + updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

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 & 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

TARS (Transportun Aeriene Romana Sovetica)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)
Comments : TAROM was founded in 1945 as TARS. Operations were started on 01Feb1946, when TARS took over all air services and aircraft from LARES

Ten Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : OTJ
Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways
Comments : Ten Airways ended operations on 19Jan2015 after the Romanian civil aviation authority suspended its AOC. Hope to restart in 2016

Tend Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tend Airways is proving difficult to establish the facts

Tiriac Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : TIH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Țiriac Air was founded in 1997, as part of Țiriac Group.

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

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 and offers ACMI charters with MD80´s and helicopters

United European Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Veg Air   

Status : Renamed

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

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
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