History

The beginnings of civil aviation at Cluj-Napoca dates back 83 years ago in 1932, when the Military Aerodrome Someşeni started to operated flights carrying passengers. After a period of prosperity in the interwar years, Cluj airport was destroyed at the end of the Second World War, in 1944. Subsequently rebuilt and developed in successive stages, Cluj airport is today an important driver for economic development of the region.

 

April 1, 1932

April 1, 1932

The Civilian Airport from Cluj is founded.

May 1, 1933

May 1, 1933

The route Bucharest -Cluj is open, line served by L.A.R.E.S (Romanian State Airlines) with Junkers 13 planes, having a capacity of 5 seats.

September 11, 1933

September 11, 1933

Cluj Airport was declared International Customs Airport by opening the first international line Prague-Bucharest-Cluj.

November 15, 1935

November 15, 1935

New routes opened: Moscow - Cluj - Prague, Cluj - Satu Mare, Chernivtsi - Cluj - Delhi - Cluj - Chernivtsi.

August 31, 1938

August 31, 1938

The contest "Little Entente" takes place at which Colonel Charles Lindbergh (the first pilot to cross the Atlantic by plane) also attended.

1939

1939

The new Airport, Cluj Airport - Someşeni, is put into use.

1940-1944

1940-1944

During the Second World War, the airport of Cluj is the most important military airport from Transylvania. The airport is destroyed after the bombings in September 1944.

1948-1959

1948-1959

The airport activity is resumed at the operation of the company T.A.R.S. (Soviet-Romanian Air Transport) of air flights from Cluj-Napoca to all major centers of the country. The activity took place in a building that substituted the terminal, the administrative and technical areas.

1960

1960

The first phase of the airport modernization begins.

1964-1965

1964-1965

Works begin on the new concrete runway of 1850 m x 45 m, on the concrete 101 m x 80 m platform, on the connecting ramp, on the installations and radionavigation equipments, as well as on the buildings and their necessary locations.

1970

1970

Cluj Airport becomes operational and equipped with all facilities necessary for safe operation.