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 (and upon completion, A3 will connect the airport with the City directly). 

With two 3,500 meter runways and around 7.6 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

The new passenger terminal consists of two buildings with Departures & Arrivals Halls (a walkway with several shops connects them), with 16,600 sq.meters of space. It  offers state-of-the-art technology, modern design and 14 airbridges and 24 boarding gates. The terminal  has a capacity to 6 milion passengers a year. Rental car counters for major rental agencies are located in the acccess corridor between Arrivals & Departures.
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.
The Terminal is connected to the A3 Bucharest-Brasov motorway, to the railway system, and to the Bucharest metro system.

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