Established in 1954, TAROM Romanian Air Transport has been a member of the SkyTeam Alliance (alongside Air France/KLM and Delta Air Lines) since June 25th, 2010. Membership allows its passengers of their SkyTeam loyalty programme to earn and redeem miles by travelling with any member airline. The company flies to 50 of its own destinations as well as those operated by its codeshare partners. It has a relatively ageing fleet of primarily Boeing 737s, and the focus is on European destinations, although a handful of Middle Eastern destinations (including Dubai, Cairo and Tel Aviv) are also covered. We tested TAROM on a morning flight from Bucharest to Amsterdam.
The aircraft, Timisoara, is best described as “vintage” - very clean yet rather worn in. Seats are noticeably older than economy class seats on board most European carriers, although comfortable with an acceptable recline. Legroom is standard (some 31 -32 inches ).