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Iași International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Iași
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IAS is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Airport type Public
Operator Iași County Council
Serves Iași
Location Iași, Romania
Focus city for
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)
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],[2][3] Aircraft movements data[4]

Iași Airport (IATA: IASICAO: LRIA) is an international airport located near Iași, Romania, 8 km (5 mi) east of the city centre. 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 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 and, in 2005, an instrument landing system CAT II was implemented.[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.

On 20 August 2014, the first 1,800 m (5,906 ft) of a new runway 14/32 went into operation,[8] whilst the entire length of 2,400 m (7,874 ft) became fully operational on 16 October 2014.[9] The old runway 15/33 was converted into a taxiway.

On 17 October 2015, a new terminal building (T3) with a processing capacity of 320 pax/hour, was inaugurated.[10]

Current and future development

In 2013, Iași International Airport started a long-term, multi-stage upgrade program.[11] Module I of the project (an estimated 57 million investment), completed in November 2015,[12] involved the construction of a new 2,400 m (7,874 ft) runway, a terminal building (T3), and the extension of the apron.[6][13][14]

In October 2015, a project which includes the expansion of T2 (that would double the terminal's area) was proposed.[15]

For the long term, the development 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)).[11][13]


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.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Barcelona (begins 27 March 2016), Beauvais, Brussels (begins 30 March 2016), Bucharest, Cologne/Bonn (begins 3 June 2016), London-Luton, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal charter: Zakynthos
TAROM Bologna, Bucharest, Istanbul-Atatürk (begins 9 December 2015),[16] London-Luton, Munich, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Rhodes
Wizz Air Bergamo, London-Luton, Treviso

Traffic and statistics

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[17][18][19] Passengers Compared to Previous Year Aircraft movements[4][20]
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


Month Passengers[3] Change
January 22,501 Increase 32.9% 22,501
February 21,185 Increase 23.6% 43,686
March 24,100 Increase 41.7% 67,786
April 28,747 Increase 28.6% 96,533
May 28,415 Increase 24.3% 124,948
June 33,450 Increase 24.2% 158,398
July 36,000 Increase 16.7% 194,398
Busiest routes at Iași International Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(November 2015)[21]
Flag of Romania.svg Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
Blue Air, TAROM
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport
Blue Air, TAROM
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna Airport
Austrian Airlines
Flag of Italy.svg Turin Turin Caselle Airport
Flag of Italy.svg Bologna Bologna Airport
Flag of Italy.svg Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
Wizz Air
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Munich Airport
Flag of France.svg Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
Blue Air
Flag of Israel.svg Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Flag of Italy.svg Venice Treviso Airport
Wizz Air

Ground transportation


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.[23] As of October 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.


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

See also


External links

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