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April 12, 2021
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Bucharest International Airport Henri Coanda stands fourth in air traffic growth in 2014

The International Airport Henri Coanda (AIHCB) of Bucharest stands fourth in the Airports Council International-Europe ranking of air traffic growth in 2014, in the 5-10 million passenger tier.

The top three airports in this categories were Basel, Lanzarote (Canary Islands) and Naples. Bucharest was fourth, followed by Porto, shows a release of the Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) quoted by Agerpres.

Both AIHCB and the other airport of the Romanian Capital, Baneasa – Aurel Vlaicu (AIBBAV) saw record numbers of passengers last year – 8,317,168 and 8,317,168 respectively, in 91,788 and 102,048 airplane movements (departures and arrivals).

In 2014, the overall air traffic to and from Bucharest advanced 8.8 percent year-on-year, which was above the European average growth of 4.9 percent. In terms of departures and arrivals, the increase was 6.32 percent.

As much as 83 percent of AIHCB’ traffic was incoming from or directed to European Union airports. Flights were operated to 70 destinations, by 31 air companies; the latest entries in this list were Ryanair and Air Baltic.

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