Efficiency of airport and health security resources at Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest
The CoVid 19 pandemic severely affected air traffic, especially international traffic, which is currently around 15-20% of the normal period. Under these conditions, traffic at Bucharest airports is experiencing a similar downward trend.
In this context, the Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) analyzed the possibilities of operating at Henri Coandă Airport, with a terminal infrastructure adapted to the current traffic values.
The measures aim at both streamlining airport operations through the rational exploitation of available resources and improving the quality of services provided to passengers and increasing health safety.
Thus, for the processing of passengers on the Departures flow, only 52 check-in counters will be opened (from 53 to 104) located in the new area of the terminal, and the area for counters 1-52 will be arranged as a waiting area equipped with banquets, where passengers and their companions can wait for the start of operations for the desired flight.
The same principle of efficient and flexible use of resources, in conjunction with that of health safety will be applied in the boarding area which will operate with a small number of boarding gates proportional to the traffic values, respectively with 14 boarding gates for international flights (a 40% reduction in processing capacity for boarding / disembarking bellows and a 40% reduction in processing capacity for flights with aircraft parked on the platform).
The measures will enter into force on 16.02.2021, starting with 08.00 and will be maintained until a significant increase in the number of passengers and aircraft movements.