Iași International Airport

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Iași International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Iași
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Iași County Council
Serves Iași
Location Iași, Romania
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 411 ft / 125 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
Map
IAS is located in Romania
IAS
IAS
Location of airport in Romania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 882,628
Aircraft movements 9,900
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3][4] Aircraft movements data[4]

Iași International Airport (IATA: IASICAO: LRIA) is an international airport located near Iași, Romania, 8 km (5 mi) east of the city centre. One of the oldest accredited airports in Romania, Iași Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Romania in terms of passengers' traffic, and the most important airport in the historical region of Moldavia.

History[edit]

The Iași region earned its commercial representative status on 24 June 1926, when scheduled flights commenced on the route BucharestGalați – Iași – Chișinău. The flights were operated by Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation Aérienne - CFRNA, in 1930 renamed 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, were 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.[6]

In June 2012, a 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/domestic flights.[7] The old terminal has been renamed Terminal T1.

In 2013, Iași International Airport started a long-term, multi-stage upgrade program.[8] Module I of the project (an estimated 57 million investment) was completed in November 2015,[9] and involved the construction of a new runway, a terminal building, and the extension of the apron.[6][10][11] On 20 August 2014, the first 1,800 m (5,906 ft) of the new runway 14/32 went into operation,[12] whilst the entire length of 2,400 m (7,874 ft) became fully operational on 16 October 2014.[13] The old runway 15/33 was converted into a taxiway. On 17 October 2015, the third terminal building (T3) with a processing capacity of 320 pax/hour, was inaugurated.[14] A project which includes the expansion of T2 (that would double the terminal's area) was also proposed, in October 2015.[15]

For the long term, the development project proposes other modules for the construction 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][10]

Facilities[edit]

Terminals[edit]

The airport facilities consist of three terminals. Terminal T2 is used for domestic flights, T3 is mainly used to accommodate international flights, while the old terminal (T1) remained in service for general aviation operations.

Runway[edit]

Iași Airport sits at an elevation of 411 feet (125 m). There is one runway at the airport, aligned in the north-south direction.[16][17]

Number Length Width ILS Notes
14/32 2,400 metres (7,874 ft) 45 metres (148 ft) Cat. II (14) Equipped at both ends with Approach Lighting Systems (ALSF II).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo (begins 15 June 2017),[18] Berlin–Tegel (begins 1 June 2017, ends 14 June 2017),[19] Brussels, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Cologne/Bonn, Florence (begins 15 June 2017),[20] Glasgow (begins 17 June 2017),[21] London–Luton, Munich (begins 15 June 2017), Oradea, Rome–Fiumicino, Timișoara, Turin (begins 3 June 2017),[22] Valencia (begins 4 June 2017)[19]
Seasonal: Constanța (begins 15 June 2017)[23]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Zakynthos
TAROM Bucharest, London–Luton, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Madrid, Munich, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Rhodes
Wizz Air Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, London–Luton, Rome–Ciampino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Treviso

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics
Year[24][25][26][27] Passengers (% change from prior year) Aircraft movements[24][28][29]
2005
41,960(+52%)
1,796
2006
70,592(+68.2%)
2,377
2007
126,334(+79%)
3,442
2008
144,043(+14%)
3,860
2009
148,538(+3.1%)
4,961
2010
159,615(+7.5%)
4,755
2011
184,311(+15.4%)
2012
173,248(-6%)
4,800
2013
231,731(+33.8%)
4,723
2014
273,047(+17.7%)
4,851
2015
381,709(+39.5%)
6,088
2016
882,628(+131.2%)
9,900

2017[edit]

Month Passengers[3] Change
(2017-2016)
Passengers
cumulatively
January 76,781 Increase 83.6% 76,781
February 73,645 Increase 55.7% 150,426
March 82,009 Increase 50% 232,747
April 87,850 Increase 46.1% 320,597
Scheduled routes at Iași Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(March 2017)[30]
AirlinesA
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
52
Blue Air, TAROM
United Kingdom London Luton Airport
13
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Romania Cluj-Napoca Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport
7
Blue Air
Italy Rome Ciampino Airport, Fiumicino Airport
5
Blue Air, Wizz Air
Romania Timișoara Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport
7
Blue Air
Austria Vienna Vienna Airport
5
Austrian Airlines
Italy Bologna Bologna Airport
4
TAROM, Wizz Air
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
4
TAROM, Wizz Air
Romania Oradea Oradea International Airport
4
Blue Air
Italy Turin Turin Caselle Airport
3
TAROM
Italy Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
2
Wizz Air
Spain Barcelona Barcelona Airport
2
Blue Air
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
2
Blue Air
Italy Catania Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
2
Wizz Air
Germany Cologne Cologne/Bonn Airport
2
Blue Air
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport
2
Wizz Air
Spain Madrid Madrid Barajas Airport
2
TAROM
France Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
2
Blue Air
Italy Venice Treviso Airport
2
Wizz Air

Note: A.^ Data statistics: 2014,[31] 2015[32]

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. As of October 2015, fare is 2 RON (€0.45) for a single trip ticket.

Operator Route Destination Stops Schedule
RATP/SCTP 50 Aeroport Express service from city centre to Iași Airport Piața Independenței - Piața Unirii - Tg.Cucu - Aeroport [33]

Taxi[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Iași Airport in 2013 at aeroport.ro (Romanian)
  3. ^ a b Anna.aero database
  4. ^ a b "Aroportul Iasi in anul 2016". newsair.ro. 
  5. ^ Airline companies in Rumania (1918-1945)[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d 2013 Project presentation
  7. ^ A new terminal for Iasi International Airport
  8. ^ a b Airport modernisation project
  9. ^ Pistă de 3.000 de metri, un nou turn de control şi un nou drum de acces la Aeroport (Romanian)
  10. ^ a b Etapa a II-a a proiectului de modernizare a Aeroportului Iaşi a trecut de verificarea tehnico-economică (Romanian)
  11. ^ Development and modernization - Module I (Romanian)
  12. ^ Inaugurarea pistei Aeroportului (Romanian)
  13. ^ New runway at Iaşi International Airport
  14. ^ Inauguration of T3 at ziaruldeiasi.ro (Romanian)
  15. ^ Note fundamentare (Romanian)
  16. ^ AD LRIA
  17. ^ AIRAC AIP Sup
  18. ^ "Blue Air plans additional routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Blue Air new flights from Iasi
  20. ^ "Blue Air plans additional routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Blue Air plans additional routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  22. ^ Blue Air introduce o cursă Iași-Torino
  23. ^ Blue Air to open base #7 at Constanta
  24. ^ a b "Transportul aeroportuar pe anul 2015" (PDF). INSSE. 
  25. ^ Topul aeroporturilor din Romania in 2012 (Romanian)
  26. ^ Access to European funds and the strategy for 2010, priorities for Iași County (Romanian)
  27. ^ ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (Romanian)
  28. ^ Press release for 2013 (Romanian)
  29. ^ Proiect de hotărâre privind aprobarea structurii organizatorice ale R.A. “Aeroportul” Iași. (Romanian)
  30. ^ Iași Airport flight timetable
  31. ^ Eurostat database
  32. ^ "Transportul aeroportuar pe anul 2015" (PDF). INSSE.  (Romanian)
  33. ^ Traseul 50 RATP la Aeroportul International Iasi

External links[edit]

Media related to Iași International Airport at Wikimedia Commons