The financing contract was signed for the extension of the runway of Tulcea airport
During this day, 9 October 2015, the contract for the modernization of Tulcea Delta Airport, worth 15 million, was signed. The modernization will be done with European funds, and the deadline for completion of the works is 31 December 2015. The contract was signed in the presence of the Minister of European Funds, Marius Nica.
“The project consists in the modernization of the movement surfaces at Tulcea Delta Airport, namely the extension of the runway with 60 meters, its widening from 30 meters to 45 meters, the development of new approaches, the adaptation of the light marking for category II- a, as well as extending the parking lot for the Boeing 737 800 Series, ”stated Valc Stoian.
(source info: www.politicaromaneasca.ro/)
Being a Dobrogea, even a Tulcean one, the news makes me happy. Tulcea Delta Airport is very close to the Romanian coast and to the Danube Delta, a region with high tourist potential. It would be a pity if an area like Dobrogea were to remain on a few direct flights from the region, with the airport in Constanţa having a slow evolution.
In May 2014, at the invitation of a "ghost" air operator (but I believed), I had the opportunity to fly to Tulcea airport. I discovered a refurbished and ready-to-use passenger terminal, but the infrastructure is still undesirable. It needs a new track and a spacious platform. I am waiting for the day when the modernization works will be completed and the first regular flights will start operating. But let's not get excited until the inauguration.
According Tulcea newspaper, there is also an airline eager to open routes to Milan, London, Madrid and Paris. Is it Blue Air, Wizz Air or Ryanair?