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April 23, 2021
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Number of passengers through Bucharest airports up 12.58pct to 4.22m by mid-year

The number of passengers having been in transit through the Romanian capital’s airports by this mid-year recorded 12.58 percent rise to more than 4.217 million passengers as compared to last Jan.-June, thus setting the prerequisites for hitting the 9-million passenger mark this year, the National Bucharest Airports Company (CNAB) announced on Monday.
According to it, air traffic at Bucharest’s International Henri Coanda ‘Otopeni’ Airport and International Bucharest-Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu Airport in the six months numbered 4,217,213 passengers and 52,116 flights (landings and take-offs). Otopeni Airport accounted for the bulk of such traffic, with 4,215,314 passengers and 46,426 aircraft movements.
‘The evolution of the number of passengers at the two airports of National Bucharest Airports Company significantly outpaces the general trend recorded at European level’, CNAB underscored.
The flights at the Romanian capital’s airports also outdid the European trend by growth. Such movements went up 8.7 percent in the first six months of this year from the same period a year ago.
As many as 8,321,858 passengers were in transit at the two Bucharest airports last year, while the aircraft landings and take-offs amounted to 102,048.
Operating at Henri Coanda International Airport at present are 31 airlines, which fly passengers to 70 destinations. Two new airlines began operating at Henri Coanda Airport in 2014, Ryanair and Air Baltic respectively.
CNAB began functioning in Feb. 2010 and it provides the operating coordination and management of the two Bucharest airports. CNAB was set up by the merger of the companies that managed the two Bucharest airports – Henri Coanda and Bucharest-Baneasa respectively.

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