Bucharest Otopeni Airport

Bucharest Airport – Make Your Way for the Romania’s Busiest International Airport

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport, which is also known as Henri Coandă International Airport and simply as Bucharest Airport is among the busiest and largest airport in Romania. It is one among the two airport serving serving Bucharest and is located around 16.5 from the city center. Operated by the National Company ‘Bucharest Airports’ S.A., it is a joint civil and military airport is named after the builder of Coandă-1910 aircraft, Romanian flight pioneer Henri Coandă, who is famous for being the discoverer of the Coandă effect of fluidics. The current facility at the airport is a hub for Air Bucharest, Blue Air, TAROM and Wizz Air. The airport has 2 concrete runways measuring 3,500 meters each and a 3.5 meters long concrete helipad.  By the end of year 2014, the airport handled 8,317,168 passengers and recorded 91,788 aircraft movement, thus making it Romania's busiest international airport. 90th Airlift Flotilla of the Romanian Air Force operates the military section of the airport. The airport has one main building with 2 terminals along with 38 gates, domestic departure area, international departure area and many other facilities, including a chapel and a small play area.


The Bucharest International Airport has been used as a base by the German Air Force during the Second World War. Till 1956, it was only used for military purposes and civil services began only after 1965. The airport got its first VIP lounge in 1969, when President Nixon of the United States visited Romania. A new terminal for domestic as well as international travellers was opened on 13th April 1970 and it then had the capacity to serve 1,200,000 passengers. The airport went under expansion in 1986 and again between 1994 and 1998. The airport has been regularly renovated and expanded to make it one of the best airports in the world.


While Aegean Airlines, Air Bucharest, Air Europa, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Germanwings operated by Eurowings, Lufthansa Regional, Pegasus Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and Turkish Airlines are the major passenger flight operators, DHL Aviation, TNT Airways and UPS Airlines operate Cargo airlines to and from the Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport.


Even though this is the largest and busiest airport in the country, the Bucharest airport has not received any awards till date.

Routes and Destinations

London, Paris, Vienna, Istanbul, Rome, Frankfurt, Cluj-Napoca, Munich, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Iasi, Timisoara, Barcelona and Warsaw are the busiest international routes from Bucharest Airport. Seasonal regular as well as charter flights from the airport are available for Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Tunis, Santorini, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Zakynthos and Malta among others.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Online check-in, mobile check-in self-check-in and counter check-in options are available for the passengers intending to travel from the Bucharest Airport. While web check-in and mobile check-in can be done from anywhere, passengers need to come to airport for self-check-in or counter check-in. Online and mobile check-in can be done 24 hours prior to departure and allows the passengers to print their boarding pass. Currently self-check-in counter are available only for Tarom, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines and there are self-service system and self-check-in machines for the same. Check-in desks at the airport open generally 3 hours before departure of international flight and 2 hours before schedule departure of domestic flights.

Baggage Allowance

Reach out to the airline directly for more information regarding your baggage. Each airline operating from Bucharest Airport may have different policy regarding the maximum weight, charges for overweight bags, size limitations, and hand baggage along with the permissible and forbidden items to be taken on board. Generally check-n baggage from 20 kg to 32 kg and cabin luggage from 5 kg to 12 kg are allowed. Charges are applicable in case of excess luggage. Allotment of baggage depends upon the route of travel and the class you are travelling in.


Pre booking a seat at an additional cost is the best and assured way of getting a seat of your choice on the airplane. Airlines do not guarantee your preferred seat during counter check-in as seats are subject to availability. Always book a window seat when flying to and from the Bucharest International Airport to enjoy bird’s eye view of the city.

Booking Fee

The regulations followed by one airline regarding booking, modification or cancellation may be different from others; therefore it is advised that you connect with the airline directly in case of any query. Presently, online booking (charges a small fee), airline counter at the airport and airline office in the city are the places from where you can make a flight reservation. No surcharges are levied when booking your ticket from the airport or airline office.





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 Airport Contact Details

Bucharest Otopeni Airport

Calea Bucurestilor 224E,
075150 Otopeni,

Tel:+40 (0)21 2041000
Fax:+40 (0)21 2014990

Compania Naţională Aeroporturi Bucureşti S.A.

 Location Details

Longitude:26° 6' 0'' E
Latitude:44° 34' 0'' N

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