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
IAS
Location of airport in Romania
Summary
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)
Website aeroport.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 381,000
Aircraft movements 6,088
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3] [4] 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.

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 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[edit]

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]

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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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, London-Luton, Munich, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Rhodes
Wizz Air Bergamo, Bologna (begins 2 July 2016), Catania (begins 3 July 2016), Larnaca (begins 1 July 2016), London-Luton, Rome-Ciampino (begins 3 July 2016), Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 2 July 2016), Treviso

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics
Year[4][16][17][18] Passengers (% change from prior year) Aircraft movements[4][19][20]
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
381,000(+39.5%)
6,088

2016[edit]

Month Passengers[4] Change
(2015-2014)
Passengers
cumulatively
January 41,805 Increase 85.9% 41,805
Scheduled routes at Iași Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(February 2016)[21]
Passengers
(2014)[22]
Airlines
Flag of Romania.svg Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
42
109,865
Blue Air, TAROM
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
6
-
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport
6
32,888
Blue Air, TAROM
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna Airport
5
29,071
Austrian Airlines
Flag of Italy.svg Turin Turin Caselle Airport
3
27,261
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Bologna Bologna Airport
2
18,939
TAROM
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul Istanbul Atatürk Airport
2
-
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
2
-
Wizz Air
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Munich Airport
2
-
TAROM
Flag of France.svg Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
2
-
Blue Air
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.[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.

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