On 19 August, Wizz Air along with one new Airbus A320 aircraft to be based in Sibiu, opened its latest base at Sibiu Airport, its seventh Romanian base. Wizz Air has opened routes to Madrid, Memmingen, Milan and Nuremberg, with the four new sectors joining existing services to London Luton and Dortmund. The new base in Sibiu represents an investment by Wizz Air of €100 million, 36 people to be based in Sibiu as crewmembers for the new aircraft. The new base also contributes to the local economy, supporting indirect jobs in airport operations, transportation, hospitality, and tourism industries. Throughout Romania, Wizz Air’s operations this year will support more than 3,300 jobs in associated industries.
The airport secured the first LCC carrier presence Wizz Air, together with two confirmed new route announcements. New routes in 2014 London Luton and Dortmund.
Moreover, London Luton initially launched with two frequencies per week, only two months after the official announcement of the opening, a third frequency was introduced in the company's flight schedule.
Sibiu International Airport celebrates its 70th Anniversary.
Sibiu International Airport launched the first edition of his own magazine. You can view the magazine here.
The modernization of the Parking for 300 cars was finished.
The Airport was officially declared International Airport by the Romanian Government. It was the third Romanian airport which fulfilled the mandatory conditions to be graded like this.
The Airport fulfilled the process of management system of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety implementation.
Sibiu Airport became one of the most modern, newly equipped gateways in Romania, with a new terminal, runway, taxiways and aprons opened in June 2008.
Starts the improving and modernizing work of the Airport.
Authorities decide that the concrete runway of 2000 meters long and 45 meters’ width, the apron of 300 x 70 meters and 5 parking places (operated only by small planes) are not enough to support the fast developing of the County.
The Airport became a special enterprise with autonomous administration under the authority of the Council of Sibiu County.
The Airport is open for international traffic, with flights to Stuttgart and Munich.
Radar facilities became operational.
The airport was capable to operate during the night, due to the approach and runway guiding lights that have been installed. The concrete runaway was 2000m long and 30m wide.
It was inaugurated the airport building with two floors, control tower, waiting room for 50 passengers on each way (embarking and debarking) and a store-room.
Sibiu was connected by air with some other cities like Bucharest, Brasov, Deva, Oradea and Targu-Mures.
The Airport inauguration in the same location like today.
The flying activities have been developed on a field (with grass) of 174 ha surface.
The Lockheed operating planes belonged to the first Romanian operating airline - LARES. First routes were Bucharest – Sibiu – Arad and Bucharest – Sibiu – Oradea.