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 381,709
Aircraft movements 6,088
Sources: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] aeroport.ro,[2][3] [4] Aircraft movements data[5]

Iași International Airport (IATA: IASICAO: 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 passengers' 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 and, in 2005, an instrument landing system CAT II was implemented.[7]

In June 2012, a passenger terminal (named Terminal T2) was added, to increase 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 m (1,969 ft) extension for the runway to a total length of 3,000 m (9,843 ft).[9][11]

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, Beauvais, Brussels, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca (begins 1 October 2016), Cologne/Bonn, London-Luton, Rome-Fiumicino, Timișoara (begins 1 October 2016)
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Zakynthos
TAROM Bologna, Bucharest, London-Luton, Madrid, Munich, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Turin
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Rhodes
Wizz Air Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, London-Luton, Rome-Ciampino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Treviso

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics
Year[4][17][18][19] Passengers (% change from prior year) Aircraft movements[4][20][21]
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[edit]

Month Passengers[3] Change
(2016-2015)
Passengers
cumulatively
January 41,805 Increase 85.9% 41,805
February 47,290 Increase 123.6% 89,095
March 54,558 Increase 127.0% 143,653
April 60,129 Increase 109.6% 203,782
May 65,855 Increase 132.0% 269,637
June 70,462 Increase 111.0% 340,099
Scheduled routes at Iași Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(July 2016)[22]
Airlines
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
42
Blue Air, TAROM
United Kingdom London Luton Airport
13
Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Austria Vienna Vienna Airport
7
Austrian Airlines
Italy Rome Fiumicino Airport
5
Blue Air, TAROM
Ciampino Airport
2
Wizz Air
Italy Bologna Bologna Airport
5
TAROM, Wizz Air
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
4
TAROM, Wizz Air
Germany Munich Munich Airport
3
TAROM
Italy Turin Turin Caselle Airport
3
TAROM
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
Spain Madrid Madrid Barajas Airport
2
TAROM
Italy Milan Il Caravaggio International Airport
2
Wizz Air
France Paris Beauvais–Tillé Airport
2
Blue Air
Italy Venice Treviso Airport
2
Wizz Air

Note: A.^ Data for 2015.[23]

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.[24] As of October 2015, fare is 2 RON (0.45) for a single trip ticket.

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 Iași International Airport at Wikimedia Commons