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Iași International Airport

Aeroportul Internațional Iași
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorIași County Council
ServesIași
LocationIași, Romania
Focus city forWizz Air,Blue Air
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-iasi.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 (2019)
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 and the most important airport in the historical region of Moldavia, Iași Airport was in 2019 the fourth-busiest airport in Romania in terms of passenger traffic.

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IATA airport code

IATA airport code

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code, or simply a location identifier, is a three-character alphanumeric geocode designating many airports and metropolitan areas around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code

ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, international flight service stations or area control centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code.

Iași

Iași

Iași, also referred to mostly historically as Jassy, is the second largest city in Romania and the seat of Iași County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, it has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918.

Romania

Romania

Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe. It borders Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, Moldova to the east, and the Black Sea to the southeast. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate, and an area of 238,397 km2 (92,046 sq mi), with a population of around 19 million. Romania is the twelfth-largest country in Europe and the sixth-most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, followed by Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, and Galați.

Western Moldavia

Western Moldavia

Moldavia, also called Western Moldavia or Romanian Moldavia, is the historic and geographical part of the former Principality of Moldavia situated in eastern and north-eastern Romania. Until its union with Wallachia in 1859, the Principality of Moldavia also included, at various times in its history, the regions of Bessarabia, all of Bukovina, and Hertsa; the larger part of the former is nowadays the independent state of Moldova, while the rest of it, the northern part of Bukovina, and Hertsa form territories of Ukraine.

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List of the busiest airports in Romania

This is a list of the busiest 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.[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 passenger terminal.[7] In 2001, the passenger terminal was upgraded to use separate flows for domestic and international flights.[7]

In June 2012, a new passenger terminal, named 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 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 and two boarding gates, 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]

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

In March 2021, an extension of the apron was completed and a new taxiway was inaugurated.[18]

The airport experienced a surge in traffic in February 2022, as Moldova closed its airspace due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Due to the airport's proximity to the Moldovan border, many airlines decided to reroute their flights to Chișinău to Iași's airport, while other airlines announced plans to increase the number of destinations served from Iași.[19]

On 9 May 2022, a contract of over €66 million was signed with Strabag for the design and execution of the T4 passenger terminal and the extension of the parking lot.[20] With an area of 31,210 m2 (335,942 sq ft) and a processing capacity of 3.3 million passengers/year, the new terminal will have seven gates (four jetways and three ground-loading gates).[21][22] The completion term of the project is estimated to be December 2023.[21]

For the long term, the development project proposes other modules for the construction of 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]

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Bucharest

Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border.

Galați

Galați

Galați is the capital city of Galați County, in the historical region of Western Moldavia, in eastern Romania. Galați is a port town on the Danube River. It has been the only port for the most part of Moldavia's existence. In 2011, the Romanian census recorded 249,432 residents, making it the 8th most populous city in Romania. Galați is an economic centre based around the port of Galați, the naval shipyard, and the largest steel factory in Romania, Galați steel works.

Chișinău

Chișinău

Chișinău is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. The city is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bâc, a tributary of the Dniester. According to the results of the 2014 census, the city proper had a population of 532,513, while the population of the Municipality of Chișinău was 700,000. Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub. Nearly a third of Moldova's population lives in the metro area.

TAROM

TAROM

TAROM is the flag carrier and oldest currently operating airline of Romania, based in Otopeni near Bucharest. Its headquarters and its main hub are at Henri Coandă International Airport. It is currently the first and largest airline operating in Romania based on international destinations, international flights and the second-largest measured by fleet size and passengers carried.

Schengen Area

Schengen Area

The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European countries that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. Being an element within the wider area of freedom, security and justice policy of the EU, it mostly functions as a single jurisdiction under a common visa policy for international travel purposes. The area is named after the 1985 Schengen Agreement and the 1990 Schengen Convention, both signed in Schengen, Luxembourg.

Euro

Euro

The euro is the official currency of 19 out of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU). This group of states is known as the eurozone or, officially, the euro area, and includes about 340 million citizens as of 2019. The euro is divided into 100 cents.

Moldova

Moldova

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The unrecognised state of Transnistria lies across the Dniester on the country's eastern border with Ukraine. Moldova's capital and largest city is Chișinău.

Strabag

Strabag

STRABAG SE is an Austrian construction company based in Spittal an der Drau, Austria, with its headquarters in Vienna. It is the largest construction company in Austria and one of the largest construction companies in Europe. The company is active in its home markets Austria and Germany and in all countries of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe, in selected markets in Western Europe, on the Arabian Peninsula, as well as in Canada, Chile, China and India. In these markets STRABAG has subsidiaries or operates on a project-basis.

Terminals

The airport facilities consist of three terminals. The old terminal T1 and the lastly built T3 are used to accommodate international flights, while T2 is used for domestic flights. Following the completion of works on the new terminal T4, there are plans for T2 to be converted into a cargo terminal, while T1 will function as an administrative space and T3 will continue to be used for domestic flights.[22]

Infrastructure

Runway

Iași Airport sits at an elevation of 411 feet (125 m). There is one runway at the airport, aligned in the north–south direction.[23][24]

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).

Other facilities

On the airport grounds, Aerostar provides aircraft maintenance services at its new center opened in September 2020.[25]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Iași Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Antalya[26]
Animawings Seasonal: Antalya[27]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya,[28] Heraklion[28]
HiSky Dublin
TAROM Bucharest
Wizz Air[29] Barcelona, Bari, Basel/Mulhouse (begins 13 December 2022),[30] Beauvais, Bergamo, Billund, Bologna, Catania, Charleroi, Copenhagen (begins 13 December 2022),[31] Dortmund, Eindhoven, Larnaca, Liverpool, London–Luton, Madrid,[32] Memmingen (begins 12 December 2022),[33] Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Treviso, Turin
Seasonal: Santorini[34]

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Air Bucharest

Air Bucharest

Air Bucharest is an charter airline with its head office in Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania. The airline operates charter flights to various destinations in Europe Africa and the Middle East out of Henri Coandă International Airport, Iași International Airport, Cluj-Napoca International Airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, Sibiu International Airport, and Bacău International Airport.

Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport is an international airport located 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the city center of Antalya, Turkey. It is a major destination during the European summer leisure season due to its location at the country's Mediterranean coast. It handled 18,741,659 passengers in 2016, making it the third-busiest airport in Turkey. The airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal. Antalya is one of the major airports in southwestern Turkey, the others being Bodrum and Dalaman. Among the top 50 busiest airports in the world by passenger numbers in 2021, Antalya saw the highest growth in passenger numbers at 125.8%. The airport's passenger numbers that year were among very few international airports to reach a level which matched or exceeded a normal operational year in the 2010s decade.

Animawings

Animawings

Animawings is a Romanian airline based at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest. It specializes in charter operations.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, often shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. As of July 2016, the airline flew to six domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries and is a member of the Star Alliance.

Corendon Airlines

Corendon Airlines

Corendon Airlines is a Turkish leisure airline headquartered in Antalya and based at Antalya Airport.

Heraklion International Airport

Heraklion International Airport

Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country's second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city centre of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility. The airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is Crete's main and busiest airport, serving Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), Aghios Nikolaos, Malia (Mάλλια), Hersonissos (Χερσόνησος), Stalida (Σταλίδα), Elounda (Ελούντα) and other resorts.

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland. It is operated by DAA. The airport is located in Collinstown, 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Dublin, and 3 km (1.9 mi) south of the town of Swords. In 2019, 32.9 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the airport's busiest year on record. It is the 12th busiest airport in Europe, and is the busiest of Ireland's airports by total passenger traffic; it also has the largest traffic levels on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport.

Henri Coandă International Airport

Henri Coandă International Airport

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is Romania's busiest international airport, located in Otopeni, 16.5 km (10.3 mi) north of Bucharest's city centre. It is currently one of the two airports serving the capital of Romania. The other is Aurel Vlaicu Airport, which no longer serves scheduled passenger traffic.

Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

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EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is an international airport in the French Alsace region, in the administrative commune of Saint-Louis near the border tripoint between France, Germany, and Switzerland. It is 3.5 km (2.2 mi) northwest of the city of Basel, Switzerland, 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Mulhouse in France, and 46 km (29 mi) south-southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. The airport is jointly administered by France and Switzerland, governed by a 1949 international convention. The airport serves as a base for easyJet Switzerland and mainly features flights to European metropolitan and leisure destinations.

Beauvais–Tillé Airport

Beauvais–Tillé Airport

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Billund Airport

Billund Airport

Billund Airport is an airport in Denmark. Located 1 nautical mile northeast of Billund, it serves as one of the country's busiest air cargo centres, as well as a charter airline destination. Most major European airports are connected to Billund via multiple daily scheduled flights. Nearby Legoland Billund park is the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside Copenhagen.

Traffic and statistics

Annual passenger traffic at IAS airport. See Wikidata query.
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
2019
1,314,244(+4.6%)
12,493
2020
468,125(-64.4%)
2021
639,532(+36.6%)

Notes: A.^ Passengers data sources:[35][36][37][38][39][4][40]
B.^ Aircraft movements data sources:[35][36][41][42]

Month Passengers[3][4] Change Passengers
cumulatively (YTD)
Change
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
January 76,781 83,323 95,452 93,224 19,180 53,756 Increase 180.3% 53,756 Increase 180.3%
February 73,783 74,070 90,687 85,025 12,457 44,901 Increase 260.4% 98,657 Increase 211.8%
March 82,009 81,707 95,003 39,528 14,063 119,387 Increase 748.9% 218,044 Increase 377.1%
April 87,850 92,522 102,211 6,631 23,868 139,187 Increase 483.2% 357,231 Increase 413.5%
May 89,796 95,304 111,247 5,103 34,308 159,813 Increase 365.8% 517,044 Increase 397.7%
June 101,615 100,930 122,409 9,576 53,726 173,719 Increase 223.3% 690,763 Increase 338.3%
July 118,362 131,917 132,721 48,600 89,292 177,642 Increase 98.9% 868.405 Increase 257.17%
August 125,605 142,839 134,975 61,128 116,390 181,400 Increase 55.9% 1,049,805
September 114,954 132,800 124,593 96,444
October 107,114 124,040 112,718 69,165
November 85,354 102,035
December 83,318 95,070

Note: C.^ Data statistics: 2014,[43] 2015[44]

Ground transportation

Bus

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.[45] As of November 2018, the 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 [46]

Taxi

Various taxis have access to and from the airport. The charges vary around 2.50 RON/km.[47]

The airport can also be reached from the Republic of Moldova by road, the airport is located near the border.

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