Iași International Airport

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Iași International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Iași
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IATA: IASICAO: LRIA

IAS is located in Romania
IAS
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Location of airport in Romania
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Iași County Council
Serves Iași
Location Iași, Romania
Focus city for TAROM
Elevation AMSL 397 ft / 121 m
Coordinates 47°10′44″N 027°37′12″E / 47.17889°N 27.62000°E / 47.17889; 27.62000 (Iași International Airport)Coordinates: 47°10′44″N 027°37′12″E / 47.17889°N 27.62000°E / 47.17889; 27.62000 (Iași International Airport)
Website aeroport.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 273,047
Aircraft movements 4,851
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3] Aircraft movements data[4]

Iași Airport (IATA: IASICAO: LRIA) is an international airport serving the city of Iași, Romania. Located 8 km (5 mi) east of the city centre, Iași Airport is one of the oldest accredited airports in Romania.

History[edit]

The Iași region earned its commercial representative status on 24 June 1926, when scheduled flights were officialized on the route BucharestGalați – Iași and Chișinău. The flights were operated by Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne - CFRNA, later LARES.[5]

In 1966, a north–south concrete runway, 15/33, with a total length of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), and a modern lighting system, was built, followed, three years later, by the construction of a new passenger terminal.[6] In 2001, the passenger terminal was upgraded in order to use separate flows for domestic and international flights and, in 2005, an instrument landing system CAT II was implemented.[6]

In June 2012, a new passenger terminal (named Terminal T2) was added, to increase the total processing capacity to 215 pax/hour.[6] The terminal was designated to be used for Schengen flights.[7] The old terminal has been renamed Terminal T1.

Current and future development[edit]

Iași International Airport has started a long-term, multi-stage upgrade program.[8] Module I of the project (an estimated 60 million investment), planned to be completed in two stages,[9] between August 2013 - August 2015,[10][11] involves the construction of a new 2,400 m (7,874 ft) runway, a terminal building with a processing capacity of 320 pax/hour, and the extension of the apron.[6][12]

The first 1,800 m (5,906 ft) of the new runway 14/32 went into operation on 20 August 2014,[13] whilst the entire length became fully operational on 16 October 2014.[14] The old runway 15/33 was converted into a taxiway.

For the long term, the project proposes other modules for the construction, at the eastern side of the runway, of a new passenger terminal, a new apron, two rapid-exit taxiways, a cargo terminal, an aircraft fuel depot, a new access roadway, as well as of a 600 m (1,969 ft) extension for the runway (to a total length of 3,000 m (9,843 ft)).[8][9]

Terminals[edit]

The airport facilities consist of two terminals. The old Terminal T1 is used for international departures, while Terminal T2 is used for international arrivals, and for domestic flights.

As of April 2014, a new terminal is under construction.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion (begins 1 June 2015)
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya (resumes 4 June 2015)
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Zakynthos (resumes 8 June 2015)
TAROM Bologna, Bucharest, London-Luton, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya (resumes 14 June 2015), Rhodes (resumes 18 June 2015)
Wizz Air Bergamo, London-Luton (begins 16 September 2015), Treviso

Source: aeroport.ro[15]

Destination map[edit]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

In 2014, the airport served 273,047 passengers, a 17.7% increase compared to the previous year, partly due to the start of three new external routes (Tel Aviv, Bergamo and Treviso).[3]

Year[16][17][18] Passengers Compared to Previous Year Aircraft movements[4][19]
2005 41,960 Increase 52% 1,796
2006 70,592 Increase 68.2% 2,377
2007 126,334 Increase 79% 3,442
2008 144,043 Increase 14% 3,860
2009 148,538 Increase 3.1% 4,961
2010 159,615 Increase 7.5% 4,755
2011 184,311 Increase 15.4% -
2012 173,248 Decrease 6% 4,800
2013 231,731 Increase 33.8% 4,723
2014 273,047 Increase 17.7% 4,851

2015[edit]

Month Passengers[3] Change (2014-2015) Passengers Cumulatively
January 22,550 Increase 33.2% 22,550
February 21,125 Increase 23.4% 43,675
March 24,100 Increase 41.1% 67,775
Busiest routes at Iași International Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(March 2015)[20]
Airlines
Flag of Romania.svg Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
29
TAROM
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna Airport
6
Austrian Airlines
Flag of Italy.svg Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
3
Wizz Air
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport
3
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Turin Turin Caselle Airport
3
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Bologna Bologna Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of Israel.svg Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Venice Treviso Airport
2
Wizz Air

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

RATP, the public transit operator in Iași, provides service on route 50, to the city centre (Piața Unirii - Union Square), at specific times of day, correlated with flight arrivals and departures.[21] As of 2 April 2015, fare is 2 RON (0.45) for a single trip ticket. Depending on its viability, the service could later extend to Iași central railway station.

Taxi[edit]

Various taxis have access to and from the airport. The charges vary around 2 RON/km.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Iaşi International Airport at Wikimedia Commons