The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Somebody has had a word. The rip-off taxi drivers are back at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. We were at the airport yesterday and noticed that the so called Fast or Rapid taxis – charging way over the odds – are now allowed to wait directly outside the arrivals terminal. Until now they had been… Continue reading The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Uberexcited (2)

The taxi service Uber launched its services in Bucharest today, to predictable levels of excitement from the hipster bedwetters who think that anything American is amazing and to be embraced without question. Take a day off people: it’s a taxi service. Charging the same as any other taxi company in Bucharest (1.39 lei per km)… Continue reading Uberexcited (2)

Getting to the Baltics from Bucharest just got a lot easier

More good news, this time from the Latvian airline airBaltic, which yesterday announced it would be flying Bucharest – Riga from June 3rd this year. airBaltic has excellent connections to the other Baltic states, Russia and Scandinavia and fills a bit of a hole: with the exception of Warsaw it has never been easy to… Continue reading Getting to the Baltics from Bucharest just got a lot easier

Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

New reaches us today via the sharp-eyed Phil Jacks that we could, finally, be about to see a genuine taxi revolution at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport. Mediafax is today reporting that the Minister of Transport, Ralu Fenechiu, plans to set up a waiting zone where ordinary Bucharest taxis will be allowed to wait for clients. He… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

The new Otopeni

So, the much-trailed new departures terminal at what is now Bucharest’s only airport, Otopeni, was opened last Tuesday to much fanfare. The prime minister, Victor Ponta, found time in his busy schedule to do the opening honours. So, what’s new about the place? Well, very little. By coincidence we were flying out of Otopeni the… Continue reading The new Otopeni