2019 was a year with positive echoes at international level for Sibiu International Airport. Between May and June 2019, Sibiu International Airport played a key role in the region, as the main gateway for European officials and participants in the Informal Summit of Heads of State and Government of the European Union, held on May 9, 2019 in Sibiu, in the context of Romania's exercise of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as well as the host of the Official Departure Ceremony of His Holiness Pope Francis, on June 2, 2019.
Starting with June 17, 2019, direct flights are operated on the route Sibiu – Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Germany, flights operated by Wizz Air.
In 2019, the threshold of 300,000 passengers who transited Sibiu Airport in the first semester of a calendar year was exceeded for the first time.
On July 25, 2019, was the one-year anniversary of the opening and implementation of the new public library service in unconventional spaces – Reader on Board | Cititor la bord, a program carried out by ASTRA Sibiu County Library in collaboration with Sibiu International Airport.
In October 2019, Sibiu International Airport hosted the 27th edition of the Annual Conference and General Assembly of the Romanian Airports Association, held in Sibiu on October 24-25, 2019, organized by the Romanian Airports Association in collaboration with Sibiu Airport.
In the winter season 2019-2020, flights were operated for the first time to a holiday destination available from Sibiu during the winter schedule, with a direct flight from Sibiu-Hurghada, Egypt. The charter flights to Hurghada were operated between December 2019 – January 2020, and will be resumed in 2020 summer season.
In 2019, it is exceeded for the first time the threshold of 725,000 passengers registered in traffic at Sibiu International Airport in a calendar year on commercial air transport flights.
In April 2018, it is launched the first direct flight on Sibiu – Brussels Charleroi route, operated by Wizz Air.
In May 2018, Wizz Air announces the launch of Sibiu – Tel Aviv route from Sibiu International Airport, starting July 14, 2018.
Also in May 2018, TAROM – Romanian Air Transport, Sibiu International Airport longest partner, announces the launch of Sibiu – Stuttgart route and the resumption of the domestic Sibiu – Bucharest route starting July 15, 2018.
In June 2018, Wizz Air celebrates the two-year anniversary of its Sibiu operating base with the allocation of a second Airbus A320 aircraft to the local fleet and the launch of 5 new routes to Basel (starting June 21, 2018), Copenhagen, Frankfurt Hahn, Paris Beauvais (starting June 22, 2018) and Tel Aviv (starting July 14, 2018).
In July 2018, it is launched Reader on Board! | Cititor la bord! program, carried out in partnership with Astra Sibiu County Library, the first free public library service present in an airport in Romania.
In August 2018, with more than 85,000 embarked and disembarked passengers, Sibiu International Airport is registering a passenger traffic record in a calendar month.
Moreover, in 2018 it is exceeded for the first time the threshold of 700,000 passengers registered at Sibiu International Airport in a calendar year.
In December 2017, it was exceeded for the first time the threshold of 500,000 passengers registered at Sibiu International Airport in a calendar year.
On 27th November, 2017, Wizz Air announces the expansion of operations at Sibiu International Airport and the addition of the second Airbus A320 aircraft to the Sibiu base, starting with June 2018. Along with the five new flights to Basel, Brussels Charleroi, Copenhagen, Frankfurt Hahn and Paris Beauvais, as well as the additional frequencies on four routes already operated, the air operator will carry out a total of 21 flights starting with June 2018.
On 3rd September, 2017, Lufthansa celebrated 10 years of operations at Sibiu International Airport on Sibiu – Munich route.
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.