In 2015, Timisoara International Airport recorded 924.459 passengers boarded / disembarked
2015 was also a good year for the largest airport in Banat. In 2015, Timisoara International Airport registered 924.459 passengers boarded / disembarked, with 26% more than 2014, exceeding the maximum number previously registered, respectively 853.347 passengers in 2011.
If during the previous period, a large share of passenger traffic represented transit traffic (42% in 2008, then decreasing to 7% in 2013), in 2015 the local passengers, boarded / disembarked from Timisoara, the adjacent regions, represent a majority overwhelming (99,93% local passengers and only 0,07% passengers in transit).
The number of flights increased from the previous year by 13%, from 10.293 flights to 11.661 flights. As a share of airlines, Wizzair holds a share of 60%, up from 2014, followed by Lufthansa and Tarom.
The charter flights registered a significant increase in 2015, the number of passengers registered during the period May-September being 54% higher than the same period of the previous year. Antalya remained the favorite destination, but tourists headed to four Greek islands Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Skiathos.
In 2015, the favorite destinations of passengers were Munich with 19% of registered passengers, Bucharest with 17% and Bergamo with 9%. Also last year a new route to Turin was opened, with two races a week, but for a short period of time (March - May), as well as a new holiday destination in Greece, the island of Rhodes which ranked as being the third favorite destination for tourists, out of the five existing ones.
Currently, Timisoara has air links with 16 major destinations in six European countries, of which two airports (Bucharest and Munich) also offer connecting flights, practically to the whole world.
As for freight traffic, during the year 2015 registered an increase of 35% compared to the previous year, being processed a number of 2606 tonnes. An extremely important event in 2015, for both Timisoara International Airport and the western part of the country, is the launch of the DHL terminal at the airport.
The 2015 year was a year with growing results and economically for the Timisoara International Airport. The turnover increased in 2015 by 20%, to 30.756.000 lei against 25.686.071 lei in 2014, and the profit margin of the company on 2015 was 4,5%, compared to 2,2% registered in 2014.
“We propose that the year 2016 bring to the Timisoara International Airport, in addition to an increase in passenger traffic (over 1 million passengers) and freight traffic, the introduction of new destinations that will be announced in a timely manner and will arrive in time. passenger support, offering them various travel possibilities.
Moreover, as we proposed, the beginning of the year 2016 started the opening of new destinations and new partnerships with airlines, respectively to Eindhoven - Netherlands, for which flights will be operated starting with 29 March 2016, and the new one Ryanair air base, for the first time for Romania, which will operate flights starting at the latest from 1 November 2016, on the routes: Timisoara - Bucharest, Timisoara - London-Stansted, Timisoara - Milan-Bergamo, Timisoara - Brussels Charleroi, Timisoara - Berlin, Timisoara - Dusseldorf-Weeze, Timisoara - Frankfurt-Hahn.
Also, in this regard, we are proposing works to extend the terminal in the boarding area to meet the increasing number of passengers. At all times, the airport administration is negotiating with the airlines in order to open new routes accessible directly from Timisoara. ”, Said the airport director, Daniel Idolu.