PRESS RELEASE – 27th Conference and General Assembly of the Romanian Airports Association

Friday October 25th, 2019

On October 24-25, 2019, the 27th Conference and General Assembly of the Romanian Airports Association will take place in Sibiu.

The event is the most important in the Romanian aviation industry, and the 2019 edition sets a record in terms of the number of participants: over 170 guests, specialists representing airports, institutions and companies in the field debate in Sibiu the most important topics in civil aviation.

The central theme of the Conference is “Airport industry in Romania – Present and Future”, and the debates take place in five panels: “Development of civil aviation in Romania in the next 5 years”, “Future challenges in civil aviation security”, “Services and airport facilities ”,“ Impact of civil aviation on tourism development ”, respectively“ Regulations, technologies and standards in civil aviation ”.

The proceedings of the conference were coordinated by the President of the R.A.A. David Ciceo, who spoke at the opening of the event about the dynamics of increasing passenger traffic at Romanian airports. “In 2018, there was a traffic of 21,858,724 million passengers at the 17 airports in Romania, and estimates show that in the next 15 years the traffic will double. In this context, together with local and national authorities we must find solutions for the development of airport infrastructure, and European funds can be one of the main sources of funding for airport infrastructure projects, “said David Ciceo, President of the Romanian Airports Association and CEO of Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport.

“We are interested in the news and issues in the air passenger and freight transport sector, and I am convinced that this edition of the Romanian Airports Association Conference will help shape sustainable solutions and provide us with professional answers to the challenges we and the industry of aviation face. In the face of a significant increase in traffic, we are concerned about concrete solutions for the airport to become economically viable in the shortest possible time, development to be balanced and sustainable given that the airport is very close to high-intensity areas. inhabited, as well as the increase of traffic both for the low cost type races, and especially for the regular flights ”, declared Daniela Cîmpean – president of the Sibiu County Council.

“We are both pleased and honoured that in a landmark year for our region we have managed to add to the socio-cultural and business landscape of Sibiu the imprint of a meeting that brought together important players in the civil aviation industry at the Annual Conference. and the General Assembly of the Romanian Airports Association, held between October 24 and 25, 2019. We hope that the meeting in Sibiu was a good opportunity for a transfer of information that would realistically outline the future prospects of the Romanian airport industry and which to chart the optimal directions of development in the field of air transport, considering both the opportunities and the challenges identified on the Romanian market and at European level. Last but not least, we thank all the guests for attending this event and we hope that you will always return to Sibiu with pleasure. ” said Marius Gîrdea, general manager of Sibiu International Airport.

The event organized by the Romanian Airports Association, which celebrates 20 years of activity this year, is attended by representatives of state institutions with responsibilities in the field of civil aviation, general managers of airports and specialists in the aeronautical industry in Romania, but also in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, etc.

The conference offers an opportunity for a useful exchange of experience between civil aviation decision-makers in Romania and abroad, as well as networking opportunities for companies in the field and R.A.A. member airports.



Sibiu, 25 October 2019