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TAROM History

TAROM, also known as Transporturile Aeriene Române, is the national flag carrier airline of Romania. Founded on September 18, 1954, TAROM has a rich history that spans over six decades.

Initially established as a state-owned airline, TAROM started its operations with a fleet of Soviet-built aircraft, including the Lisunov Li-2 and Ilyushin Il-14. The airline primarily served domestic routes within Romania, gradually expanding its network to include international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Throughout the years, TAROM has experienced several milestones and transformations. In the 1960s, the airline introduced jet aircraft, such as the Tupolev Tu-154, to modernize its fleet and enhance its capabilities. This allowed TAROM to offer faster and more efficient flights to its passengers.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of TAROM airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your RO TAROM flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on TAROM’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances TAROM has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out RO’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on TAROM, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of TAROM's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for TAROM, if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

In the 1990s, following the fall of communism in Romania, TAROM underwent a process of restructuring and privatization. The airline embraced market-oriented policies and implemented modernization initiatives to improve its services and compete in the global aviation industry.

Today, TAROM operates a diverse fleet of modern aircraft, including Airbus A318, ATR 42, and Boeing 737 models. The airline serves over 60 destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa, providing passengers with a wide range of travel options.

TAROM is committed to providing a high level of service and ensuring the safety and comfort of its passengers. The airline has received numerous accolades and certifications for its operational excellence, including the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive TAROM Guide.

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