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Iasi International Airport will have the most modern runway in Romania
The new (flexible) runway of Iasi International Airport will be inaugurated on Thursday, 21 August, starting at 9.30. The president of the Iasi County Council, Mr. Cristian ADOMNIŢEI, announced that the event was invited the most important state people from Romania, as well as ambassadors and officials from abroad.
"We are waiting for all the people from Iasi with great pleasure, at Terminaluil II of the Airport, to attend the ceremony of sanctification and inauguration of the new runway. It is the realization of a dream for over 20 years of Iasi. In just two years the project was completed, including bidding and execution. The first plane to land will be the one coming from Rome at 11.25, the Tarom RO RO 406 Rome - Iasi, immediately after the initial events.
Today I had the last extraordinary meeting of the County Council before the inauguration of the new runway. I gave the last decision of the Council that allows Iaş to access European funds, given that the order from the Ministry of Transport came a week ago. Thus, we will recover from the European Union 56,7 millions of euros, which is equivalent to the runway we are now completing, the extended platform for aircraft parking and a new terminal, ”said Mr. Cristian ADOMNIŢEI.
The old runway will no longer be operational as of August 21, and its northern half will be used as a treadmill. Following the modernization of the Iasi International Airport, the aircraft parking platform will be extended and a new terminal, T3, will be built, which will be operational next spring. It will have 3600m, 6 (six) check-in offices where 320 will be able to process passengers per hour.
The inauguration event will include a short service to sanctify the new track, in the presence of the Most High Theophan, the Metropolitan of Moldova and Bukovina and His Excellency Petru Gherghel, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Iasi. Also, the program of the festivity includes an artistic moment, as well as other moments specially prepared to mark this unique event in the post-December history of Iasi.
We remind that between 15 and 19 August, Iasi Airport is closed to air traffic because the connection between the new runway and the aircraft parking platform is realized. This link will intersect the old runway so that the air traffic is interrupted, the notifications to the airlines regarding the mentioned period being sent with 6 (six) months ago.