Max Boegl, Vega 93 Galati and UTI Group have won, as an association, the tender for the construction of the Iasi airport’s new 2,400-meter airstrip, the contract having a value of RON 140 M, Cristian Adomnitei, head of the Iasi County Council, stated on Friday, Mediafax informs. According to Admonitei, the contract between the county council and the three companies will be signed in 11 days’ time at most, the contract having a value of RON 139,128,551, VAT not included. The head of the Iasi County Council pointed out that the funds will be fully covered by the budget of the institution he leads. In his turn, Marius Bodea, the director of the Iasi airport, pointed out that there were a total of five bids for the contract, all eligible, and the winner was designated on the basis of points. The construction works will last 24 months, Marius Bodea added. He added that after the new airstrip is built the airport’s activity will grow, other air operators being expected in Iasi. The airport currently has an airstrip that is 1,800 meters long. Several airlines refused to operate flights on the Iasi airport, invoking the current airstrip’s precarious quality. Flights go from Iasi to Bucharest, Timisoara, Vienna and Rome. Three other destinations – London, Bologna and Turin – will be introduced at the end of this month, the flights set to be handled by the Tarom airline.