Works on the infrastructure of the first private airport in Romania could start next year, have announced representatives of Blue Air. The airport will be located in Adunatii Copaceni, 20 km south of Bucharest.
The project will be developed by Infra-Group which was set up by Nelu Iordache, a local businessman who among others also owns the Blue Air low-cost airline and the Romstrade construction company.
“A new airport that would serve Bucharest is necessary regardless if it is the one in Adunatii Copaceni or another,” said Adrian Ionascu, the technical director of Blue Air. He added that of the monopoly of the state-owned company that runs the Henri Coanda and Aurel Vlaicu international airports in Bucharest must somehow be broken.
The project of the Adunatii Copaceni airport will require an estimated investment of EUR 200 million. According to Blue Air representatives, negotiations with banks to obtain the necessary financing are in an advanced stage.