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October 5, 2022

Passenger traffic on Otopeni airport, up 10 pc in H1

Passenger traffic on both Bucharest-based airports reached 3.18 million in the first half of 2010, with the ‘Henri Coanda’ Bucharest International Airport (AIHCB) reporting an increase by 10 pc and the ‘Aurel Vlaicu’ Bucharest Baneasa International Airport (AIBB-AV) scoring a 3 pc increase, Mediafax reports. Passenger traffic on AIHCB topped 2.21 million during H1 this year, while AIBB-AV was transited by 966,268 passengers, the Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) recently announced. In the first half of the year, 65 pc of the total number of passengers who boarded a plane on ‘Henri Coanda’ (Otopeni) had a Schengen state as destination. During the same interval, commercial aircraft traffic on AIHCB rose by an approximate 2.5 pc, to 34,518 landings and takeoffs, while on Baneasa it reached 13,086 landings/takeoffs – roughly the same level as during January-June 2009.

For 2010, CNAB estimates passenger traffic will reach an approximate 4.6 million on AIHCB and 2.1 million on AIBB-AV. For H1 2010, CNAB posted a pretax profit of RON 66.85 M, against a turnover of RON 197.07 M. CNAB became operational on February 11, 2010 following the merger between the ‘Henri Coanda’ Bucharest International Airport and the ‘Aurel Vlaicu’ Bucharest Baneasa International Airport. Before the merger, the two airports were operating as separate entities.

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