A new terminal was commissioned on Iasi Airport on Saturday, after a EUR 11m investment. The airport management informed that a new flight to Istanbul would be operated from Iasi, apart from those previously announced to Bucharest, Paris, London, Rome and Munich.
The new terminal is 3,600 square meters, has six check-in offices and will provide a processing capacity of 320 passengers per hour. The works at the new terminal started in March this year, with a EUR 11m investment provided by EU funds.
There will two more terminals, but they will be small-sized.
The airport management estimates the traffic will reach 350,000 passengers by the end of the year, while exceeding 500,000 persons as of 2016.
The head of the airport’s managing board, Marius Bodea informed there will be a new flight from Iasi airport to Istanbul, operated by Tarom, starting December 9.
The management says the new terminal will get completely functional on Octomber 25 when other flights will be set up to Bucharest, Paris, London and Rome, operated by Blue Air and to Munich, operated by Tarom.
“Three years ago, we had only one external flight on Iasi Airport to Vienna, now there are 14 flights, and things are changing with an amazing dynamics. The flight to Istanbul is very important, as Istanbul struggles to become the second airport in the world in terms of traffic, after Atlanta airport in US. Practically, this way, Iasi will be linked to the world,” Marius Bodea said.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by several hundred persons, local and county officials, lawmakers, institutions’ heads and locals.