TAROM celebrates 60 years of existence
On 18 September 2014, TAROM company celebrates 60 years of existence. The Romanian National Air Transport Company TAROM was established in 1954 and grew at the same time as the Romanian aviation.
TAROM operates under the authority of the Ministry of Transport. Since June, 2010 is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, 1993 is a member of the International Air Carriers Association (IATA), and since 2000 is a member of the European Airlines Association (AEA).
With a past that spans more than half a century, the history of the Romanian National Air Transport Company begins with the development of the aeronautical industry, an area in which Romania - through Aurel Vlaicu, Traian Vuia and Henri Coandă - stood out, along with United States of America.
In the year 1920, in Romania one of the first commercial lines in the world, CFRNA - the Franco-Romanian Air Navigation Company, which was also the first airline - in the history of aviation - with trans-continental operation, was set up.
In 1926, the company reorganized and changed its name to CIDNA - the International Air Navigation Company, so that, in 1930, it changed its name again, becoming the National Company LARES - Romanian Airline Operated by the State.
Year 1945 brings a new reorganization, and LARES is replaced by TARS - Romanian - Soviet Air Transport, which was subordinated to the Romanian and Soviet governments, but whose personnel were also selected from those who had worked for LARES.
After another reorganization, LARES changes its name and becomes, on the 18 September 1954 - TAROM, the Romanian Air Transport. At that time, the airline had a fleet of Soviet-built Lisunov Li 2 and Ilyushin II - 14 aircraft.
1966 - TAROM made the first flight across the Atlantic.
1969 - TAROM adds a world premiere in the track record: the Romanian IL 18 plane with the TAROM signs traveled over 50 thousands of miles around the world in less than 80 flight hours. The aircraft had 65 passengers on board.
Starting with the 1973 year, "long courier" aircraft are purchased and new cross-continental lines are opened in New York and Beijing. The transport capacity of TAROM was then ten times higher than the year the company was founded.
25 June 2010 - The National Romanian Air Transport Company TAROM is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, a historical event that marks the entry of the national company into a new era of its existence. Currently, TAROM operates flights on 43 of routes from Europe and the Middle East.
"On September 18 1954 was to set up the National Romanian Air Transport Company. During the six decades I realized that beyond the balance sheets and statistics, I still have a passion for flight. We owe the present and the future to those who chose to travel with us, passengers, partners and all those who worked in this company, as well. September is dedicated to all those who choose TAROM services and that is why we are launching special offers throughout this month, "said Christian Heinzmann, TAROM General Manager.