Iași International Airport
|Iași International Airport
Aeroportul Internaţional Iași
|IATA: IAS – ICAO: LRIA
|Operator||Iași County Council|
|Elevation AMSL||397 ft / 121 m|
|TBA (under construction)||2,400||7,874||Asphalt|
|Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL, icc.ro, timisoaraexpress.ro|
Iași Airport is one of the oldest accredited airports in Romania. The Iași region earned its commercial representative status on 24 June 1926, when scheduled flights were officialized on the route Bucharest – Galați – Iași and Chișinău. The flights were operated by Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne - CFRNA, later LARES.
In 1966, a concrete runway, with a total length of 1,800 m (5,906 ft) and with a modern lighting system, was built. In 1969, a new passenger terminal was added.
In 2001, the passenger terminal was upgraded in order to process, using separate flows, 150 passengers an hour for domestic flights and 100 passengers an hour for international flights and, in 2005, an instrument landing system CAT II was implemented.
In June 2012, a new temporary passenger terminal, named Terminal 2, was added, and is used for Schengen flights. The old terminal has been named Terminal 1 and only flights outside the Schengen Area operate here.
Current and future development
Iași International Airport has started a long-term, multi-stage upgrade program; the airport will basically be reconstructed into a state-of-the-art airport.
Module I of the project (an estimated €80 million investment), planned to be completed, in two stages, until the end of 2015, will involve the construction of a new 2,400 m (7,874 ft) runway, two rapid-exit taxiways and an apron. In June 2013, the contract for the construction of the runway was signed with Max Bögl Romania. On 7 August 2013, the construction works for the new runway have begun.
In 2016–2020, the project will continue with the next three modules for the construction of a new passenger terminal, a cargo terminal, an aircraft fuel depot, a 600 m (1,969 ft) extension for the runway (to a total length of 3,000 m (9,843 ft)), as well as of a new access roadway.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Bucharest||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Heraklion|
operated by Tyrolean Airways
|Corendon Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
|TAROM||Bologna, Bucharest, London-Luton, Rome-Fiumicino, Timișoara (begins summer 2014), Turin|
Destination maps: Europe
Traffic and statistics
In 2012, the airport served 170,645 passengers, a 7.3% decrease compared to the previous year, partly due to the two-week airport closure for runway maintenance reasons.
|Year||Passengers||Compared to Previous Year||Aircraft movements|
Currently, there is no public transportation from/to the airport. However, due to the recent increase in passenger traffic at the airport, RATP, the local public transport company, has plans to introduce a bus route operating from the city centre (Târgu Cucu area, where other connections are available) to the airport, at specific times of day, correlated with flight arrivals and departures. Depending on its viability, the service could later extend to Iași central railway station.
The distance from the city centre to the airport is about 7 km, and should cost around 15 RON.
- EAD Basic
- Proiect de hotărâre privind aprobarea structurii organizatorice ale R.A. “Aeroportul” Iași. (Romanian)
- Topul aeroporturilor din Romania in 2012 (Romanian)
- Airline companies in Rumania (1918-1945)
- A new terminal for Iasi International Airport
- Airport modernisation project
- Etapa a II-a a proiectului de modernizare a Aeroportului Iaşi a trecut de verificarea tehnico-economică (Romanian)
- Max Boegl Romania, contract de aproape 140 milioane de lei cu Aeroportul Iasi at traficmedia.ro (Romanian)
- Un an şi jumătate de lucrări pe Aeroportul Iaşi at ziarulevenimentul.ro (Romanian)
- 2013 Summer Schedule at aeroport.ro
- Access to European funds and the strategy for 2010, priorities for Iași County (Romanian)
- ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (Romanian)
- Curse RATP la Aeroportul International Iasi
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