BUCHAREST AIRPORT

HENRI COANDA OTOPENI AIRPORT BUCHAREST

The Bucharest airport is located 16.5 km North from Bucharest center. With an operational capacities of 39 aircraft per hour, the airport has got a 6.000.000 passengers per year processing capacity. During World War 2 from Otopeni Airport, now Bucharest International Airport, the German Air Army launched the attacks on Bucharest after Romania decided not to fight side by side with the Nazi in 1944. In 1968, great works for the Central Otopeni Airport are done. The airport runway is re-built and it will be longer from now on.

The construction of the Otopeni International Airport, now Bucharest International Airport is finished in 1970. The plans for this airport were written down by the architects Cezar Lazarescu, G. Cristea and D. Gheorghiu. In the same year, on February 28, the American cosmonauts Ch. Conrad, Richard Gordon and A. Bean who had recently landed on the Moon with Apollo 12 mission, visit Bucharest. At the Bucharest International Airport used to land in that period only planes. 🙂

BUCHAREST OTOPENI AIRPORT

BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Description: Bucharest International Otopeni Airport connects the Romanian capital to the whole world

AIR-COMPANIES ON BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The nowadays Bucharest International Airport was a military base for the Third Reich airplanes from 1940 to 1944. The entire infrastructure was used then by the Romanian military. After that, new investments were made and in 1969, on August 2, the Official Salon is inaugurated in the presence of the US president Richard Nixon.

Among the top 10 AIHCB airlines in the past few years, considering the number of passengers are Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Tarom and so on. The main types of aircraft that have operated on Bucharest International Airport are B737, A320, A318, A319 or AT45.

PLANE LANDING ON BUCHAREST AIRPORT

PLANE LANDING ON BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Description: A plane landing on Bucharest International Airport after flying close to National Road

TOP DESTINATIONS FROM AND TO BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

According to the official Bucharest International Airport website, in 2016, in the top destinations connected to Romania via Bucharest International Airport, London rules. London is on the first place, Paris on the second, Rome on the third place according to passengers traffic, while Istanbul is on the fourth place and Amsterdam on the fifth. Yet there are more than 80 top destinations like Barcelona, Madrid, Moscow, Athens, Dubai, Koln, Berlin or Nissa in the world wide network using Bucharest International Airport for transport, travel or business.

BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OTOPENI

Around Bucharest International Airport
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Description: Tourists at a small pub near the International Airport Henri Coanda Bucharest while an airplane is about to land

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BUCHAREST HENRI COANDA AIRPORT TERMINALS AND CHECK-IN

There are 2 terminals on Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, 2 runways. You will find at the ground floor shops, many restaurants, currency exchange, Bank/ATM, Pharmacy, baggage security wrapping for 5 euros/hour, rent-a-car, Internet and even a chapel. After visiting Bucharest and get to the Bucharest airport, you will have 104 check-in counters. There are also almost 1900 public parking lots. Bucharest International Airport offers 38 boarding gates. Yet, in the peak hours, this might create problems since in these peak hours there might be more than 2300 passengers per hour ready to get to their planes.

CHECK-IN BUCHAREST AIRPORT

Bucharest Airport check-in
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Description: On our way to the check-in area at Bucharest International Airport

 INCIDENTS ON BUCHAREST AIRPORT

In 2016, according to the Romanian Police Frontier, 100 passengers coming from Greece via Cluj Napoca Airport, were not controlled at their arrival at Bucharest International Airport due to a possible error of the security system. These kind of errors or incidents on Bucharest Airport are quite rare and the area is safe. Learn more on BUCHAREST SAFETY

In 2007, a traffic controller allowed a plane to get on the runway although that was not free. A plane ready to take more than 90 passengers to Sharm-El-Sheik were in danger after the aircraft hit a car on the runway. This was one major incident on Bucharest Airport. Yet the greatest tragedy which took place in the area was the TAROM flight 371, crushed near Balotesti after leaving Bucharest International Airport on 31 March 1995. The plane crashed soon after taking off. 10 crew and 50 passengers died. It was a mechanical failure.

BUCHAREST AIRPORT TOWER

BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOWER
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Description: Bucharest Airport Control Tower. More than 6 million of passengers come here every year

TRAIN FROM HENRI COANDA AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST

Trains run from 5 AM to 22 PM every day from Bucharest Airport to Bucharest City. They connect the airport and Bucharest North Railway Station. Passengers can take the CFR(Romanian Railways) Airport Stop by shuttle buses departing from the Arrivals Terminal. It is here where you can buy tickets at the ticket office located at the Arrivals public area. One ticket is 1.5 euro. More details here http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en/transport/train-connection.

BUS FROM HENRI COANDA AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST

To travel from Henri Coanda Airport to Bucharest center, you need to get in front of the Arrival Terminal and Departure Terminal where the buses stop. The 783 Express line connects the Bucharest International Airport with the center of Bucharest, like UNIRII SQUARE and will take you to the city center, day and night. At night the bus 783 from or to the Bucharest airport leaves every 40 minutes. During the day you will not have to wait more than 30 minutes.

TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST CITY BY BUS

BUS LINES FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST CITY
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Description: Transfer from Airport to Bucharest City and back by bus, 783 line

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If you need to get to the Bucharest North Railway, you will have to wait for another bus, it is about the 780 Express line.
Price for one trip is 3,5 RON.

TAXI FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST CITY

The taxi station in Bucharest Airport is located at the exit of the Arrivals terminal, at the first floor. But you can order a taxi car using the touch screen devices at the Arrivals Terminal, in the public area. You will be given a ticket to show the taxi driver before getting on the car. SEE GOOD TAXI COMPANIES IN BUCHAREST. Charges for the taxi system: maximum price for distance – 3.5 RON/KM. The maximum price for starting is also 3.5 RON.
Do not let yourself approached by fake taxi drivers! See routes and prices – http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en/transport/taxi.

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FLIGHT FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT

FLIGHT FROM BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Description: Airplane ready to lift from Bucharest International Airport

PASSENGERS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY ON BUCHAREST AIRPORT

Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport offers special facilities and services for passengers with reduced mobility. You should request special assistance when you reserve your ticket. Thus, the agent responsible for boarding will know the type of assistance needed and you will be helped by a qualified person.
More detalails on Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport official website – http://www.bucharestairports.ro/ 

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