Increasing air traffic on Bucharest’s two airports

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Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) registered an air traffic of 6.85 million passengers on Bucharest ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport (Otopeni) and Bucharest – Baneasa ‘Aurel Vlaicu’ International Airport ,in the first six months of 2019, as well as 69,687 aircraft movements (landings and take offs), a press release informs.

This is a new record air traffic, with the number of passengers in transit on the two airport in Bucharest being on the rise by 8.7% as against the same period last year. The aircraft movements have also posted a rise, by 7.5% more than in 2018.

6,85 million passengers have been recorded on Otopeni Airport, more by 8.19%, while on Baneasa Airport there has been a 255 increase in the number of passengers – 12,644 since the beginning of 2019.

Almost 60,000 take offs and landings have been recorded on the two airstrips of the Otopeni Airport.

57 airline companies are currently operating on Otopeni, carrying passengers to 128 destinations.

However, a ranking released by AirHelp this year ranked Otopeni Airport in Bucharest among the worst ten airports in the world, posting low scores on such issues as endless queuing, dirty toilets, flight delays and cancellations.

Among the 132 surveyed world airports, Bucharest’s Otopeni ranked 129th. Other bad airports are London Gatwick Airport, UK, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada (YTZ), Porto Airport, Portugal (OPO), Paris Orly Airport, France (ORY), Manchester Airport, UK (MAN), Malta International Airport, Malta (MLA), Eindhoven Airport, The Netherlands (EIN), Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait (KWI) and Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal (LIS).

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