Rumania has attracted a larger number of British holidaymakers in recent years. The country has built a solid reputation for affordable nature holidays. Winter resorts in the Valea Prahovei and Poiana Brașov regions offer cheap ski holidays. The capital Bucharest is an up-and-coming short break destination. Rumania has a choice of budget airlines with routes to the UK. Both Wizz Air and Blue Air offer flights from London. Flying to Rumania from airports outside London can be very expensive and will involve an indirect flight. Routes are largely geared around the needs of Rumania residents and the business community rather than UK holidaymakers.
Bucharest Henri Coanda (still commonly referred to as Bucharest Otopeni Airport) is the largest and busiest airport in Rumania. The airport is currently undergoing large-scale redevelopment that will improve facilities and increase capacity. Direct flights from London Luton are available with low-cost airlines Wizz Air and Blue Air. British Airways and Tarom operate scheduled flights from London Heathrow. Almost all flights from outside London will be indirect and considerably more expensive. Airlines offering indirect flights include germanwings, Pegasus, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and TAP.
Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu is 9km from the city of Bucharest. The airport closed to passenger traffic in 2012. All flights to Bucharest now head for Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport.
The fourth airport in Rumania. Gateway to Transylvania. Direct flights with Wizz Air from London Luton.
Rumania's third largest airport in terms of traffic. Gateway to western Rumania. Close to the Hungarian and Serbian border. Direct flights from London Luton with Wizz Air.
Direct flights from London Luton with Blue Air.