Alexeni Airport is a project for a new low-cost airport for Bucharest, located in the Alexeni town, in Ialomiţa County, at 60 km north-east of the capital city of Romania.
Until 2001 a military helicopters base existed in the area. It has been nominated by the Minister of Transport Radu Berceanu as the location for Bucharest's new airport for low-cost flights (as the operational tariffs for Bucharest's current low-cost hub, Aurel Vlaicu Airport, are set to grow). However, some analysts consider the project unrealistic and doomed to fail due to the poor conditions of the infrastructure in the area.
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