A victory for Bucharest Life, the people of (and visitors to) Bucharest, and for common sense.
Bucharest Otopeni today did a full reverse ferret on its recent decision to prevent cheap taxis from picking up passengers from the Romanian capital’s only airport.
As our regular reader will know, ridiculous new rules introduced on April 1st had effectively made it almost impossible for honest, cut-price taxis to access Otopeni’s arrivals terminal. The new rules will now be suspended ‘at least until the autumn’ or – if we are lucky – for ever.
It would appear that this welcome (although embarrassing) decision has been taken by the Minister of Transport himself, Dan Costescu, overruling the airport’s management. Well done him. Long queues for cheap taxis had prompted thousands of complaints from angry travelers forced to use expensive taxis or the airport’s bus service, which had begun to creak under a massive increase in demand.
We fly again next week. We will let you know if things improve. If you get to the airport before us, do let us know your experience.