Air traffic at Iasi Airport - 29.12.2014
Despite the extreme weather conditions and the codes of snow and mistletoe issued by meteorologists, Iasi Airport remains operational and open to air traffic, without restrictions. The delays of the flights in the flight program were not due until now to the Iasi International Airport.
Although the heavy snowfall registered yesterday blocked several national and county roads, Iasi Airport was kept open, the ground conditions being optimal parameters for landing and taking off safely. The procedure was carried out continuously, practically 24 hours from 24, with all the special equipment intended for these operations, in a coordinated way, to remove snow deposits from the moving surfaces and to maintain very good braking coefficients.
Thus, the braking coefficient obtained on the runway of Iasi Airport is 0.44, given that the value of 0.5 is considered exceptional and is frequently obtained only during the summer-autumn periods when there are no snow deposits.
At the level of the whole country, Iasi Airport has the best braking coefficient, next to Cluj Airport, although our region is under the empire of some more unfavorable weather phenomena.
Given the fact that many road sectors are blocked due to massive snow deposition, we do everything we can to ensure Ias and the neighboring region this communication path, in order to avoid isolation of the community even for short periods of time.
At this moment, Iasi International Airport is equipped with extremely high-performance intervention equipment, specially dedicated to the aviation sector, whose characteristics make it possible to decontaminate aircraft surfaces in an extremely short time.
In the past years, before 2012, in the absence of these obligatory facilities, with equipment falling under the safety category, the operational maintenance of Iasi Airport was practically impossible, regardless of the effort made. Today, we want the civil aviation market, the airlines, to know that Iasi Airport has a landing / take-off infrastructure to the highest standards and is equipped with equipment that can keep the airport operational and in extreme conditions of snowfall. This means attractiveness, predictability in operation and ultimately profit. We expect in the next period, under these extreme weather conditions, to receive in Iasi more flights that were intended for neighboring airports.
Of course, there can be situations when the fury of nature makes any kind of human intervention impossible, no matter what airport it is, but, outside those moments, we want to remain a positive landmark in the civil aviation infrastructure, "said Mr. Marius BODEA, President of the Board of Directors of Iasi Airport.