Posted November 11, 2018 09:17:07 It’s a common question, especially when travelling from the east to the west: what to expect when you’re travelling between the two capitals of the world’s most populous nation.
It’s especially difficult when you arrive at the airport from the south, and it can be tough to get a seat on a plane if you’re on a long journey, such as a long flight between Istanbul and Bucharest.
It was no surprise when the government of Romania announced on Tuesday that it was opening two new airports to international passengers, but it didn’t go into details about what they would entail.
“Our aim is to offer our citizens a more attractive travel experience,” Prime Minister Victor Ponta said in a statement.
The announcement came amid a major overhaul in Romania’s airport management system, which had been plagued by delays and cancellations.
“We are opening two airports, the Airport of Bucharest and the Airport de Bucharest, in an effort to improve our international connectivity and to attract more foreign investment,” said the statement.
“These airports will provide a more reliable and secure travel experience for all travelers.”
The new airports, located at the two main terminals in Bucharest and Debrecen, will be managed by the Romanian Ministry of Transport, and are part of the government’s plan to expand its airport network by opening new terminals.
Romania is currently one of Europe’s busiest airports, with about 3,500 international flights a day.
In 2015, Romania ranked among the top 20 airports in the world, according to the International Air Transport Association.
But this year, Romania fell short of the top spot due to a slowdown in domestic travel and poor air quality, leading to a dip in passenger arrivals and a surge in cancellations, according the IATA.
The government has said the new airports will improve air quality and ease traffic congestion.
However, the announcement came just a day after the government announced it was closing two of the three airports in Buchare, in eastern Romania, as well as the other two in the eastern city of Maribor.
Both airports were used by international flights to and from Russia and Ukraine.