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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 (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 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

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, 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

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 December 2015,[9] 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][10][11]

The first 1,800 m (5,906 ft) of the new runway 14/32 went into operation on 20 August 2014,[12] whilst the entire length became fully operational on 16 October 2014.[13] 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][10]

Terminals

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. A new terminal, planned to be put in operation by the end of October 2015, is under construction.[14]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Beauvais (begins 26 October 2015), Bucharest (begins 25 October 2015), London-Luton (begins 25 October 2015), Rome-Fiumicino (begins 27 October 2015)
Seasonal charter: Zakynthos
TAROM Bologna, Bucharest, London-Luton, Munich (begins 25 October 2015), Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Rhodes
Wizz Air Bergamo, London-Luton (begins 16 September 2015), Treviso

Source: aeroport.ro[15]

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[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

Month Passengers[3] Change (2014-2015) Passengers Cumulatively
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 18% 194,398
Busiest routes at Iași International Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(August 2015)[20]
Airlines
Flag of Romania.svg Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
27
TAROM
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna Airport
6
Austrian Airlines
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport
3
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Turin Turin Caselle Airport
3
TAROM
Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya Antalya Airport
2
Air Bucharest, TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Bologna Bologna Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
2
Wizz Air
Flag of Israel.svg Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
2
TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Venice Treviso Airport
2
Wizz Air
Flag of Greece.svg Heraklion Heraklion International Airport
1
Aegean Airlines
Flag of Greece.svg Rhodes Rhodes International Airport
1
TAROM
Flag of Greece.svg Zakynthos Zakynthos International Airport
1
Blue Air

Ground transportation

Bus

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

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

See also

References

External links

Media related to Iaşi International Airport at Wikimedia Commons