Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Iasi Airport operates 24 hours a day, without restrictions or limitations.
- The Iasi region is highly underserved for the big demand.
- The airport offers the best air transport infrastructure in Romania.
- Around 40% of its passengers are classified as business travellers.
- Incoming and outgoing traffic split is 55%/45% respectively, the only exception being the traffic to and from London Luton.
- The airport is located in close proximity to major IT organisations, car part companies and other developing businesses that are craving for direct flights to the mentioned destinations.
Marketing and other support
- Iasi Airport’s route development team offers support that will promote the new route within the airport’s catchment area through billboard/outdoor advertising, radio and TV broadcast. In the addition, the airport will provide advertisements on the public bus network as well as in the malls and supermarkets from the regions.
- The airport will provide the carrier with the contacts of all tourism operators within its catchment area.
- The airport will also organise special press conferences and celebrate the new route launch by preparing a cake/ribbon cutting ceremony and the traditional water arch salute.
Airport Catchment area
- 30-minute catchment area (35 kilometres) – 655,000 population; and covers Iasi city, including: Palas Lifestyle Centre, several major companies (E.ON, Delphi, Amazon, Endava and Continental), Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Church, Bucium Vineyard and Pleiada (the only five-star hotel in the entire catchment area).
- 60-minute catchment area (70 kilometres) – 1,780,000 population; and covers the cities of Pascani, Roman, Vaslui, as well as Cotnari Vineyard and Conac Polizu.
- 90-minute catchment area (105 kilometres) – 4,765,000 population.
- 120-minute catchment area (140 kilometres) – 6,540,000 population; and covers the cities of Suceava, Botosani, Bacau, Chisinau, as well as the famous monasteries from Bucovina.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- Car component manufacturing companies (Delphi and UMB Barlad to name a few) within the airport’s catchment area require direct flights to Germany, France and Turkey for cargo transport.
- Iasi County is an important producer of bio (organic) food, particularly fruits.
- The region has a strong and flourishing wine industry.
- Situated eight kilometres away from the city centre;
- Excellent surface access – reachable by car, public bus and taxi (around €8 from the city centre and €10 from the main train station).
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runways: one runway (14/32): 2,400 metres;
- Slot Coordinated: no;
- Operating hours: 24 hours without restrictions or limitations;
- Terminal: three terminals.
- Terminal One is currently used for international departures and administrative offices.
- Terminal Two has been used for domestic departures and all arrivals since 2012.
- Terminal Three will open in September 2015 to cater for all international departures and arrivals, which are going to be moved there. Following the transition, Terminal One will only be used as an administrative building as well as the VIP departures room.
- Minimum connection time: 25 minutes.
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
- Terminal Three will open its doors on 25 October 2015.
- A new runway become fully operational on 16 October 2014.
- A new apron was also developed that can accommodate up to eight cat. C aircraft or six cat. C and a single cat. D aircraft.
- Passenger numbers: 273,047 passengers in 2014; 158,389 passengers for the first six months of 2015;
- Freight: 16,680 tonnes in 2014;
- Largest carrier: TAROM, which connects Iasi to Bucharest, Rome Fiumicino, Turin, Bologna, Tel Aviv, London Luton and Munich (as of 25 October 2015).
- For a full list of Iasi Airport’s charges, please click here.