Iași International Airport

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Iași International Airport

Aeroportul Internațional Iași
Iași Airport logo.png
Romania Iași Airport T3.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorIași County Council
ServesIași
LocationIași, Romania
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL411 ft / 125 m
Coordinates47°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)
Websiteaeroport.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 (2018)
Passengers1,256,640
Aircraft movements12,749
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3][4] Aircraft movements data[5]

Iași International Airport (IATA: IAS, ICAO: LRIA) is an international airport located in 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.[6]

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.[7] In 2001, the passenger terminal was upgraded in order to use separate flows for domestic and international flights.[7]

In June 2012, a new passenger terminal, named Terminal T2, was added, increasing the total processing capacity to 215 pax/hour.[7] The terminal was designated to be used for Schengen/domestic flights.[8] The old terminal has been renamed Terminal T1.

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

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).[9][11]

On 13 November 2017, Iași Airport exceeded the 1,000,000 passenger mark.[17]

Facilities[edit]

Terminals[edit]

The airport facilities consist of three terminals. The old terminal T1 and T3 are used to accommodate international flights, while T2 is used for domestic flights.

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.[18][19]

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]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean AirlinesSeasonal charter: Heraklion
Air BucharestSeasonal charter: Antalya, Enfidha (begins 25 May 2019)
Austrian AirlinesVienna
Blue AirBarcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne/Bonn, London–Luton, Munich, Rome–Fiumicino, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Corfu, Hurghada (begins 24 May 2019)
Corendon AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya
TAROMBucharest, Cluj-Napoca, London–Luton, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Timișoara
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Rhodes
Wizz AirBeauvais, Bergamo, Billund, Bologna, Catania, Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Larnaca, Liverpool, London–Luton, Rome–Ciampino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Treviso
Seasonal: Thessaloniki

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics
Year PassengersA (% change from previous year) Aircraft movementsB
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
2018
1,256,640(+9.6%)
12,749

Notes: A.^ Passengers data sources: [20][21][22][23][24][4]
B.^ Aircraft movements data sources: [20][21][25][26]

Month Passengers[3][4] 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 101,615 100,930 Decrease 0.7% 527,856
July 118,362 131,917 Increase 11.5% 659,773
August 125,605 142,839 Increase 13.7% 802,612
September 114,954 132,800 Increase 15.5% 935,495
October 107,114 124,040 Increase 15.8% 1,059,535
November 85,354 102,035 Increase 19.5% 1,161,570
December 83,318 95,070 Increase 14.1% 1,256,640
Busiest scheduled routes at Iași Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly departures
(Winter 2018/2019)
AirlinesC
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
42
Blue Air, TAROM
United Kingdom London Luton Airport
13
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Italy Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
6
Wizz Air, Blue Air
Italy Rome Ciampino Airport, Fiumicino Airport
5
Blue Air, Wizz Air
Austria Vienna Vienna Airport
5
Austrian Airlines
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
5
TAROM, Wizz Air
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport, Brussels Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport
4
Blue Air, Wizz Air
France Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
4
Blue Air
Romania Timișoara Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport
4
TAROM
Romania Cluj-Napoca Cluj International Airport
3
TAROM

Note: C.^ 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 the day, correlated with flight arrivals and departures.[29] As of November 2018, fare is 2.5 RON (€0.54) 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. ^ a b c "Aeroportul a fost cu 10% mai aglomerat anul trecut decât în 2017". ziaruldeiasi.ro.
  5. ^ "Aeroportul Iași este pe primul loc în zona Moldovei". ziaruldeiasi.ro.
  6. ^ Airline companies in Romania (1918-1945)
  7. ^ a b c d 2013 Project presentation
  8. ^ A new terminal for Iasi International Airport
  9. ^ a b Airport modernisation project Archived 2013-03-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Pistă de 3.000 de metri, un nou turn de control şi un nou drum de acces la Aeroport (in Romanian)
  11. ^ a b Etapa a II-a a proiectului de modernizare a Aeroportului Iaşi a trecut de verificarea tehnico-economică (in Romanian)
  12. ^ Development and modernization - Module I (in Romanian)
  13. ^ Inaugurarea pistei Aeroportului (in Romanian)
  14. ^ New runway at Iaşi International Airport
  15. ^ Inauguration of T3 at ziaruldeiasi.ro (in Romanian)
  16. ^ Note fundamentare (in Romanian)
  17. ^ Preşedintele CJ Iaşi recunoaşte meritele conducerii Aeroportului Iaşi (in Romanian)
  18. ^ AD LRIA Archived 2017-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ AIRAC AIP Sup Archived 2017-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  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 Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. (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