Category Archives: TAROM

interCaribbean acquires seven additional ATR 42s from TAROM

interCaribbean Airways announces the closing on the acquisition of seven (7) additional ATR 42s. The 48-seat regional aircraft have been acquired from TAROM, S.A., a long-standing Romanian flag network airline.

interCaribbean will start adding capacity following this transaction closure in time for the summer peak season when travelers within the region take to the skies. interCaribbean has been determined to increase capacity to meet an increasing demand for its services since entering the eastern Caribbean during the pandemic. Today interCaribbean is seven steps closer to realizing that goal.

interCaribbean ATR 42-500

The newly received ATRs from TAROM brings the number of ATRs operated by the company to 10.

The company intends to retire Embraer 120 aircraft by the end of 2023, positioning these newer and larger airplanes to support the growing regional demand.

With a significant expansion of schedules and routes from its new Barbados hub, interCaribbean reported a first-quarter increase of 83 percent in the number of flights, and a 109 percent increase in seating capacity across its routes.

TAROM orders three ATR 72-600s

TAROM has signed a firm order to acquire three ATR 72-600 as part of a continuation of its fleet modernization which began in 2019. The deal will also see the airline upscale its ATR 42-500 fleet to the larger 72-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft, offering more capacity and welcoming passengers into the comfort of the latest generation ATR Armonia cabin.

TAROM to restructure its fleet, will sell 14 aircraft

Named "Timisoara"

TAROM has announced it is restructuring its fleet in order to become profitable by 2025.

The airline has offered for sale:


4 Airbus A318-100s (YR-ASA, YR-ASB, YR-ASC and YR-ASD)

4 Boeing 737-300s (YR-BGA, YR-BGB, YR-BGD and YR-BGE)

4 Boeing 737-700s (YR-BGF, YR-BGG, YR-BGH and YR-BGI)

2 ATR 42-500s (YR-ATC and YR-ATF)

The aircraft are offered in an “as-is” condition.

TAROM will keep four Boeing 737-800s and four ATR 72-600s (below) as well as five new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s on order for final delivery in 2023.

Top Copyright Photo: TAROM-Transporturile Aeriene Romane (Romanian Air Transport) Boeing 737-38J YR-BGE (msn 27395) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942715.

TAROM aircraft slide show:


TAROM takes delivery of first of nine ATR 72-600 in a new livery

TAROM, Romania’s national flag carrier, today took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft (YR-ATJ), the market-leading product of the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer.

With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.

TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATR aircraft – both ATR 42‑500 and ATR 72-500 – to compete with low cost carriers.

When this major fleet upgrade is completed, by the end of 2020, the Romanian carrier will offer an additional 330,000 seats every year, at the same operating cost as its previous seat level, improving short haul connectivity in Romania.

With ATR 72-600 burning 40% less fuel and emitting 40% less CO2 than similar-sized regional jets, TAROM will support the development of local and more isolated communities in a responsible way, while further consolidating their position in the market.

TAROM and ATR have been working together for 20 years. This major fleet upgrade will also enable the airline to benefit from state-of-the-art avionics, including glass cockpit, LPV and V-NAV capabilities, for safe, flexible and efficient operations.

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NAC has reached an agreement to lease nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft to TAROM

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm its agreement to lease nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft to TAROM, the Romanian National Air Carrier. The first of the nine aircraft is anticipated to deliver in October 2019, with all deliveries excepted to be completed by 2020.

The introduction of the new ATR 72-600 will allow TAROM to improve short-haul connectivity in Romania and support the development of local and more isolated communities, providing them with the possibility to further expand and consolidate their position in the market.

Compania Naţională de Transporturi Aeriene Române TAROM (Romanian National Air Transport Company) was founded in 1954 and developed along with the Romanian aviation. TAROM carries out its activity under the authority of the Ministry of Transports. Since June 2010, it is a member of SkyTeam Alliance and since 1993, a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Note: The new ATR 72-600s will replace the ATR 42-500s (above) and ATR 72-500s (below).

To be replaced with newer ATR 72-600s by 2020

Above Copyright Photo: TAROM-Transporturile Aeriene Romane (Romanian Air Transport) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) F-WWER (YR-ATI) (msn 867) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 902852.

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TAROM orders five Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and TAROM (Romanian Air Transport), the national carrier of Romania, today announced they signed an order for five 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $586 million order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

The 737 MAX 8 incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency and reliability in the single-aisle airplane market. The jet also features the Boeing Sky Interior, which provides larger overhead bins and other comforts to elevate the passenger experience.

Along with the acquisition of airplanes, TAROM will purchase a landing gear exchange program from Boeing Global Services along with outfitting their Next-Generation 737 fleet with the Maintenance Performance Toolbox, an online technical documentation management solution, which helps Engineering and Maintenances crews to efficiently perform and record repairs.

This new order is expected to replace the Boeing 737-300s.

Image: Boeing.

TAROM to restore Bucharest-Dublin service on May 1 after 12 years

TAROM (Romanian Air Transport) (Bucharest) is set to restore service (three roundtrips per week) on the Bucharest-Dublin route on May 1 after 12 years according to Airline Route. The restored route will be operated with Boeing 737-700s.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Boeing 737-78J YR-BGH (msn 28438) approaches Dubai International Airport for landing.

TAROM: AG Slide Show

Romania agrees to sell a 20% share in TAROM

TAROM-Romanian Air Transport (Bucharest) is facing a future with new owners. The government of Romania has agreed to sell a 20 percent share in the flag carrier. The initial public offering (IPO) has been delayed pending the right market conditions.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE


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TAROM loses $113 million in 2010

TAROM (Romanian Air Transport) (Bucharest) reported a net loss of near $113 million for 2010.

Meanwhile the Romanian government intends to sell its 20 percent share in the flag carrier.

Read the full report in The Diplomat Bucharest: CLICK HERE


Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. Please click on the photo for the history of TAROM.

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Romanian Government decides to pass on privatization of TAROM

TAROM-Transporturile Aeriene Romane (Romanian Air Transport) (Bucharest) will not be privatized at this time.

Romania has previously stated it was planning to find a strategic investor for the state airline by the end of April 2011.

Read the full report by the Romania Business Insider: CLICK HERE

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