ServicesShopping area located inside the Departures HallServices for




Shopping area located inside the Departures Hall

Services for passengers

The International Departure area hosts a variety of shops, cafes, lounges, Internet cafes and many more. There is also a chapel at the first level of the International Departures Hall. The facilities inside the airport are easily accessible for the persons with disabilities. Airlines distribute Romanian- and English-language newspapers at the departure gates.

Ancillary services

A business lounge.

The main handling agent in the airport is Globeground, the second being Menzies. The catering services are provided by Alpha Rocas [3].

Traffic and statistices

In 2012, Henri Coandă International received 7,101,712 passengers,[14] an increase of 40% compared to 2011. This was largely due to the transfer of operations from Aurel Vlaicu International Airport after its closure as a commercial airport in March. Together, both of Bucharest’s airports handled 7,547,465 passengers in 2012.[15]

OTP traffic
Year Passengers (total)[16] Passengers (domestic flights) Aircraft movements[16] Cargo
2005 2,972,799 49,593 16,887 tonnes
2006 3,497,938 55,056 18,089 tonnes
2007 4,937,683 410,916 67,372 17,423 tonnes
2008 5,063,555 497,208 69,916
2009 4,480,765 496,391 69,692
2010 4,802,510 71,481
2011 5,049,443
2012 7,101,712
Busiest routes at Henri Coandă Airport
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(January 2013)
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna Airport 54 Austrian Airlines, TAROM
Flag of Italy.svg Rome Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino Airport 45 Alitalia, Blue Air, TAROM. Wizz Air
Flag of France.svg Paris Beauvais Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport 44 Air France, Blue Air, TAROM, Wizz Air
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport 42 Blue Air, British Airways, TAROM, Wizz Air
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Munich Airport 40 Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline, TAROM
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport 39 Pegasus Airlines, TAROM, Turkish Airlines
Flag of Germany.svg Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 32 Lufthansa, TAROM
Flag of Romania.svg Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca Airport 31 TAROM
Flag of Romania.svg Iași Iași Airport 31 TAROM
Flag of Romania.svg Timișoara Traian Vuia Airport 26 TAROM

Ground transportation

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RATB Route 783 diagram (connections to Bucharest Metro lines shown)


A direct train service to the main railway station, Gara de Nord, runs from the Airport railway station, about 900 m from the airport. Shuttle buses connect this train station with the departures and arrivals halls and the tickets are valid both for the train and for the transfer bus.

The next phase of the airport’s expansion aims to locate the train station in the airport itself.


Henri Coandă Airport is connected to the public transport company RATB system. The 780 route provides express bus service to Gara de Nord railway station in Bucharest and the 783 route provides express bus service to the city center 24 hours a day.


As of May 2013, taxis serving Henri Coandă Airport can be ordered using a touch screen system located in the arrivals terminal, allowing the taxi drivers to enter the pick-up area. This measure was taken after many complaints from passengers who were being ripped off when using illegal, high-price taxis.[17]

Car Hire

Companies such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt are located between international departures hall(upper floor) and arrivals hall.


The airport is 16.5 km (10.3 mi) north of central Bucharest, to which it is connected by route DN1. The A3 motorway will connect the airport and the city, when finished.


Construction of the M6 line will start in 2014, connecting Henri Coanda Intl. to Gara de Nord train station.

In popular culture

  • Season 14 of The Amazing Race was filmed here during the first portion of the third leg. All of the nine teams present arrived at the airport on three separate flights before they completed the rest of the leg.

See also


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^TAROM S.A. – Identification Data
  3. ^ About Țiriac Air
  4. ^Contact.” Henri Coandă International Airport. Retrieved on 1 December 2011. “The National Company “Bucharest Airports” S.A. Calea Bucurestilor nr. 224 E Otopeni, Ilfov County Postal code 075150 Romania” – Address in Romanian: “Compania Nationala “Aeroporturi Bucuresti” S.A. Calea Bucurestilor nr. 224 E Otopeni, judetul Ilfov Cod postal 075150 Romania”
  5. ^ a b c [1] (Romanian) Romanian Ministry of Transportation – Descriptive Note – Otopeni Airport Development Strategy
  6. ^The Bucharest Airport at
  7. ^ a b New Departing Hall extension opened (Romanian)
  8. ^ Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport – Development&Modernization – Phase III
  9. ^ Extensions to the Coandă Airport (Romanian)
  10. ^ [2] (Romanian) The Romanian Ministry of Transportation
  11. ^ Bucharest Otopeni Airport, the last frontier (Romanian)
  12. ^ A new terminal (Romanian)
  13. ^ New route to DWC
  14. ^ Topul aeroporturilor din Romania (Romanian)
  15. ^
  16. ^ a b ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (Romanian)
  17. ^ “Touch screen installed for cab ordering at Otopeni airport in Bucharest”. Romania Insider. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

External links

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Major international
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Minor international
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