Bucharest Henry Coanda (OTP) Airport

Bucharest Henry Coanda OTP Airport Overview

Bucharest Henry Coanda International Airport OTP (formerly called Otopeni Airport) is Romania's primary airport, serving the city of Bucharest's and its surroundings.  In 2013, 84 percent of its passengers departed & arrived to/from European Union countries.  Note that Bucharest has a second airport used for low-cost carriers.  Both Airports are accessible from motorway E60, a short distance between them.  Both Airports are operated by BANC.

OTP Airport is located in the town of Otopeni, and 16.5 kilometers north of downtown Bucharest accessible by National Road DN1 The Passenger Terminal is now connected to the A3 Bucharest-Brasov motorway, to the railway system, and to the Bucharest metro system.

With two 3,500 meter runways and over 8 million passengers annually, Henry Coanda Airport is home to TAROM airline and is served by a number of international airlines offering direct & connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Note that the summer schedule--the busiest time at the airport--runs from June through October, during which time there are also flights to/from New York. (Travelers to the U.S.A. should consult the following sites: (a) in Romanian - www.mae.ro; (b) in English - www.travel.statwe.gov  or  dhs.gov).

To contact Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport Operators Center call the general telephone number +40 21 201 4000 or +40 21 204 1000; then
Press 1 for Information and ticket reservation for TAROM; Press 2 for Information about the flights schedule;
Press 3 for Border Control; Press 4 for Customs Control;  Press 5 for Veterinary Medical Services;
Press 6 for Airport Transports Police;  Press 7 for Lost&Found;  Press 8 for Other information
Press 9 to get in touch with an operator;  Press 0 to get back to the main menu
For emergencies call 112 (free call in every telephone network of Eurpe.

The new passenger terminal consists of two buildings with Departures & Arrivals Halls  (a walkway with several shops connects them on level 1) covers 16,600 sq.meters of space and offers state-of-the-art technology & modern design. Rental car counters for major rental agencies are located in the acccess corridor between Arrivals & Departures.
The Ground levels for Departures and Arrivals are separate - divided by an access road, each with a Parking facility across the road and a bus station outside,  while Arrivals also has the Rapid Taxi stand at left end.
   The Departures building houses the check-in facilities, food & drink & retail outlets and elevator & stairs leading to pre-security area of level 1 with more food choices).  Access to the gates is by separate security checks to:  gates 50-57 (ground level, at left); and gates 2 - 39 - reached after security & passport checks - leading  to the boarding area of the Concourse's main level:
      The 3-level Concouse:  Its Main level with gates 2 - 16 has access by  escalators:
 - down to gates 20 - 39 (with a food court near gates 25/27);
 - up/down, the upper level housing a business lounge and VIP lounge.
   Level 1 houses the connector between terminals with shops and food & drink to the left - while to the right is the secure area with  baggage claim belts 1 - 3, food & drink, customs and access to the pre-security Arrivals hall with information counter and shuttle train link, and with separate access by escalators to the ground level with baggage claim belts 4-5, and its Arrivals hall.
 
Services and amenities inside the terminal: Information desk (tel. +40 21 204 1000), food & drink, retail & duty-free concessions, internet access, currency exchange, baggage wrapping, barber/ hairdresser, banking service, post office, pharmacy,   lost luggage, and more.



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