National Company Aeroporturi Bucuresti said its traffic of passengers increased year-on-year by 17 percent to a record of 12.84 million, exceeding the European average.
Moreover, the development of passengers’ air traffic has been observed via an increase in the aircrafts’ flights, so that on the International Airport Henri Coanda Bucharest and on the International Airport Bucharest Baneasa-Aurel Vlaicu were registered 130,000 departures and arrivals in 2017, by 7.7 percent more than the previous year.
„The results that we registered in 2017, both from the point of view of air traffic increase, as well as from the point of view financial parameters improvement of the National Company Aeroporturi Bucuresti, are the direct effects of the new managerial approach, oriented towards attracting new airline companies, the increase in the number of routes operated from Bucharest, the increase in the operation frequencies on the existent routes, and last but not least, towards the optimization of quality and providing airline infrastructure,” said Bogdan Mindrescu, general director of the National Company Aeroporturi Bucuresti.
National Company Aeroporturi Bucuresti registered last year total revenues of RON 1.08 billion, by 8.3 percent more than in 2016, and a gross profit of RON 389.7 million, by 45 percent more than the previous year.
Company representatives say that last year was accomplished one of the projects of great importance for the infrastructure rehabilitation of the International Airport Henri Coanda Bucuresti, the maintenance and rehabilitation works covering 67,228 sqm.
Moreover, they say that passengers’ flows were cut back at arrivals and departures, were optimized the passengers’ and hand luggage’ security control, as well as was expanded the auto flow to two bands for airport exit.