Iași International Airport

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Iași International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional Iași
Iași Airport logo.png
Romania Iași Airport T3.jpg
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 (2017)
Passengers 1,146,218
Aircraft movements 11,752
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3] Aircraft movements data[4]

Iași International Airport (IATA: IAS, ICAO: 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 passenger 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 new passenger terminal, named Terminal T2, was added, increasing 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-metre (2,000 ft) extension for the runway to a total length of 3,000 m (9,843 ft).[8][10]

On 13 November 2017, Iași Airport exceeded the 1,000,000 passenger mark.[16]

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.[17][18]

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, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne/Bonn, London–Luton, Munich, Rome–Fiumicino, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Corfu
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ernest Airlines Cuneo (begins 21 June 2018),[19] Verona (begins 23 June 2018)[19]
TAROM Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, London–Luton, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Timișoara
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Rhodes
Wizz Air Beauvais (begins 7 July 2018), Bergamo, Billund (begins 9 July 2018), Bologna, Catania, Charleroi (begins 8 July 2018), Dortmund (begins 7 July 2018), Eindhoven (begins 8 July 2018), Larnaca, London–Luton, Malmö (begins 7 July 2018), Rome–Ciampino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Thessaloniki (begins 7 July 2018), Treviso

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics
Year[20][21][22][23][24] Passengers (% change from prior year) Aircraft movements[20][21][25][26]
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
881,157(+131.2%)
10,269
2017
1,146,218(+30.1%)
11,752
Month Passengers[3] Change Passengers
cumulatively
2017 2018
January 76,781 83,323 Increase 8.5% 83,323
February 73,783 74,070 Increase 0.4% 157,393
March 82,009 81,707 Decrease 0.4% 239,100
April 87,850 92,522 Increase 5,3% 331,622
May 89,796 95,304 Increase 6,1% 426,926
June 100,575
July 118,362
August 125,605
September 114,954
October 107,114
November 85,354
December 83,318
Scheduled routes at Iași Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(MaY 2018)
AirlinesA
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
48
Blue Air, TAROM
United Kingdom London Luton Airport
13
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Austria Vienna Vienna Airport
7
Austrian Airlines
Italy Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
6
Wizz Air, Blue Air
Italy Rome Ciampino Airport, Fiumicino Airport
5
Blue Air, Wizz Air
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
5
TAROM, Wizz Air
Romania Timișoara Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport
4
TAROM
Germany Munchen Franz Josef Strauss Airport
3
Blue Air
France Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
3
Blue Air
Italy Bologna Bologna 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
Italy Venice Treviso Airport
2
Wizz Air

Note: A.^ Data statistics: 2014,[27] 2015[28]

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

CTP, the public transit operator in Iași, provides service on route 50, to the Iași railway station, at specific times of day, correlated with flight arrivals and departures.[29] As of September 2017, fare is 2 RON (€0.44) for a single-trip ticket.

Operator Route Destination Stops Schedule
CTP Iași 50 Aeroport Express service from Iași railway station to Iași Airport Gara Iași - Piața Unirii (city centre) - Tg.Cucu - Aeroport [30]

Taxi[edit]

Various taxis have access to and from the airport. The charges vary around 2.50 RON/km.[31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Iași Airport in 2013 at aeroport.ro (in Romanian)
  3. ^ a b Anna.aero database
  4. ^ "Aeroportul Iași este pe primul loc în zona Moldovei". ziaruldeiasi.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 Archived 2013-03-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Pistă de 3.000 de metri, un nou turn de control şi un nou drum de acces la Aeroport (in Romanian)
  10. ^ a b Etapa a II-a a proiectului de modernizare a Aeroportului Iaşi a trecut de verificarea tehnico-economică (in Romanian)
  11. ^ Development and modernization - Module I (in Romanian)
  12. ^ Inaugurarea pistei Aeroportului (in Romanian)
  13. ^ New runway at Iaşi International Airport
  14. ^ Inauguration of T3 at ziaruldeiasi.ro (in Romanian)
  15. ^ Note fundamentare (in Romanian)
  16. ^ Preşedintele CJ Iaşi recunoaşte meritele conducerii Aeroportului Iaşi (in Romanian)
  17. ^ AD LRIA Archived 2017-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ AIRAC AIP Sup Archived 2017-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ a b Ernest Airlines va opera din Italia către București și Iași
  20. ^ a b "Aroportul Iasi in anul 2016". newsair.ro. 
  21. ^ a b "Transportul aeroportuar pe anul 2015" (PDF). INSSE. 
  22. ^ Topul aeroporturilor din Romania in 2012 (in Romanian)
  23. ^ Access to European funds and the strategy for 2010, priorities for Iași County (in Romanian)
  24. ^ ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (in Romanian)
  25. ^ Press release for 2013 (in Romanian)
  26. ^ Proiect de hotărâre privind aprobarea structurii organizatorice ale R.A. “Aeroportul” Iași.[permanent dead link] (in Romanian)
  27. ^ Eurostat database
  28. ^ "Transportul aeroportuar pe anul 2015" (PDF). INSSE.  (in Romanian)
  29. ^ Traseul autobuzului 50 a fost prelungit până la Gara Iași (in Romanian)
  30. ^ Express Bus Route 50 schedule
  31. ^ Cât costă o călătorie cu taxiul în oraşele din Moldova (in Romanian)

External links[edit]

Media related to Iași International Airport at Wikimedia Commons