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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.

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

August 5, 2017 

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

July 7, 2017 

Star East started operations in Jul2017 [status change]

April 16, 2017

Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320  [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Acvila Airlines   

Renamed 1994 - 2006

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Acvila Airlines >Tend Airways + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

^ Airline Code : WZ : RRM

Aeroline International   

Inactive 1998 - 1999

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Air Antares   

Inactive 1994 - 1995

^ Comments : Air Antares was founded in 1991

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^ Airline Code : TF : AAY

Air Bucharest  updated

Active 2010 - date

^ Comments : Air Bucharest was founded in Jul2010 & started operations on 03Jul2010

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^ Airline Code : -- : BUR

Air Wings   

Not started (2014)

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AiRom 2000 (Air Romania)   

Inactive 1999 - 2000

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : RMM

Alabarka Air*   

Unsure 2000 - 2000*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Alfa Air Services   

Inactive 2008 - 2012

^ Comments : Alfa Air Services ceased operations in 2012

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Angel Airlines   

Inactive 2001 - 2004

^ 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

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^ Airline Code : -- : KOZ

Atom Airways  updated

Not started (2012)

^ 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

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^ Airline Code : -- : ROA

ATS (Aviation Transport Services)   

Inactive 1991* - 2001

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : ROS

Aviro Air   

Active 2016* - date

^ Comments : Aviro Air was established in 2014 as a Commercial Operator under certification with Romanian CAA

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Banat Air   

Inactive 1995 - 1997

^ Comments : Banat Air had an Antonov 24B crash in 1995

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^ Airline Code : BZ : BAT

Banat Air Service   

Inactive 1998 - 2000

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : BZ : BAT

Blue Air   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments : Blue Air was launched as the first Romanian airline company, with 100% private equity on 13Dec2004 & started operations the same month

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^ Airline Code : OB : BMS

C&I Corporation   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : C&I Corporation provides private flight services to any destination in the world

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Carpatair   

Active 1999 - date

^ Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in Dec1999 when new owners took over

^ Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair

^ Airline Code : V3 : KRP

Chris Air   

Inactive 2005 - 2005

^ Comments : Chris Air was a low-fares airline, based in Suceava, Romania which both started up and ended in 2005

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CIDNA (The International Air Navigation Company)   

Unsure 1927 - 1930*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : CFRNA > CIDNA…>>Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

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Cobrex Trans   

Active 1994* - date

^ Comments : Cobrex Trans was founded in & has operated in Brasov since 1994

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DAC Air (i)   

Inactive 1995 - 1999

^ Comments : DAC Air was a regional and domestic passenger carrier that ceased operations in 1999

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^ Airline Code : 6P : GCP

DAC Air (ii)   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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DHL Romania   

Unsure 1997* - 1997*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Direct Aero Service   

Renamed 2009 - 2012

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres

^ Airline Code : OB : DSV

Eurojet Romania   

Active 2009 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania

^ Airline Code : -- : RDP

Fly 365   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Fly 365 is an airline specialising in the supply of commercial aircraft on ACMI and Charter basis

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Fly Romania  updated

Inactive 2014 - 2014

^ Comments : Fly Romania commenced operations on 15May2014. Cancelled all flights on 19Aug2014 & declared bankruptcy on 29Sep2014

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FlyValan  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : FlyValan is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP)

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Grivco International (Grivco Air)   

Inactive 1993 - 2001

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^ Airline Code : -- : GIV

Iceland Air   

Not started (2010)

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Inter Aviation   

Inactive 2011 - 2013

^ Comments : Inter Aviation is an air taxi company operating out of Bucharest

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Ion Tiriac Air   

Unsure 1997 - 2006*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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JARO International   

Inactive 1991 - 2001

^ 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

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^ Airline Code : JT : MDJ

Jetline (Mercury Aviation)   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Jetran Air   

Renamed 2006 - 2013

^ Comments : Jetran Air was formed in 2005

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air >Tend Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

^ Airline Code : WZ : MDJ

JOIN! Regional Airlines   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : JOIN! Regional Airlines is a start up intending to commence operations in early 2016. Apparently delayed

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LAR (Liniile Aeriene Romane)   

Inactive 1975 - 1997

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : QR : RLA

LARES (Linile Aeriene Romane Exploate cu Statul)  updated

Inactive 1930* - 1939

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : LARES + SARTA

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Medallion Air   

Inactive 2009 - 2013

^ Comments : Medallion Air received its AOC on 15May2009 & started operations on 07Jun2009. Into bakruptcy in Jul2013 & erged into Ten Airways in 2013

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air >>Ten Airways

^ Airline Code : -- : MDP

MIA Airlines   

Inactive 2005 - 2008

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Miravia Romanian Airlines   

Inactive 1994 - 2000

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^ Airline Code : N3 : ---

Regional Air Services   

Active 1998 - date

^ Comments : Regional Air Services is an aero taxi operator offering a variety of services

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Romavia (Romanian Aviation Company)   

Inactive 1991 - 2014

^ Comments : Romavia was established on 03Apr1991 and started operations later in the same year. As of Aug2014 the company is in bankruptcy

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^ Airline Code : WQ : RMV

Rompetrol Group Aviation Division   

Renamed 2004* - 2009

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Rompetrol Group Aviation Division >Eurojet Romania

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Romstrade Logistic Expres   

Inactive 2012 - 2013

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Direct Aero Service >Romstrade Logistic Expres

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SARTA (The Romanian Air Transport Society Ltd)   

Unsure 1937* - 1939*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SARTA

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Star East  added + updated

Active 2017 - 2017

^ Comments : Star East was founded in 2017 and has received its initial A.320. Started operations in Jul2017

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Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)   

Active 1954 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

^ Airline Code : RO : ROT

TARS (Transportun Aeriene Romana Sovetica)   

Renamed 1946 - 1954

^ Comments : TAROM was founded in 1945 as TARS. Operations were started on 01Feb1946, when TARS took over all air services and aircraft from LARES

^ Genealogy : TARS >Tarom (Transporturile Aeriene Romane)

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Ten Airways   

Inactive 2008 - 2015

^ Comments : Ten Airways ended operations on 19Jan2015 after the Romanian civil aviation authority suspended its AOC. Hope to restart in 2016

^ Genealogy : Jetran Air + Medallion Air =>Ten Airways

^ Airline Code : -- : OTJ

Tend Airways   

Unsure 2006 - 2008

^ Comments : Tend Airways is proving difficult to establish the facts

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Tiriac Air   

Active 1997* - date

^ Comments : Țiriac Air was founded in 1997, as part of Țiriac Group.

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^ Airline Code : -- : TIH

Toyo Aviation   

Active 2007* - date

^ Comments : Toyo Aviation is a Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) based charter carrier that was established in 2007

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United European Airlines   

Active 2012* - date

^ 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

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United European Airways   

Not started (2006)

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Valahia Air   

Inactive 2013 - 2015*

^ Comments : Valahia Air started operations on 21Dec2013 but has ceased operations

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : VLH

Veg Air   

Renamed 1999 - 1999

^ Comments : Carpatair was formed in 1999 & operations started on 15Feb1999 as Veg Air. Renamed in the same year

^ Genealogy : Veg Air >Carpatair

^ Airline Code : V3 : VEG

Wizz Air Romania   

Not started (2008)

^ 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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