"Not enough seating area for everyone"
C Laurent (France)
✅ Trip Verified | The new airport building looks great from far away. However outside there is no seating area/benches. The whole windows on the building are extremely dirty both from inside and outside. Once inside the airport there are no facilities to buy any food. Only a small Relay shop with some snacks. The check-in area feels very crammed, with the check-in desks extremely close to another. Security was fast, although once you pick up your try, there is no proper place where to put it, only some very low benches. Passport control was fast. Inside the boarding area there are 3 gates. Again very close to each other, with no clear indications. Not enough seating area for everyone, extremely crammed space. One small DF, one small bar and a vending machine, plus an indoor smoking area. Once boarding commenced, one announced was made indicating the gate, although on the gate screen the previous destination was not changed. On the tarmac at least a couple of people light up cigarettes and smoking and no one said anything. I thought this was quite dangerous especially as the aircraft was refuelling. As the Airport is new I was expecting a way better experience.
"the worst airport I've experienced"
S Reynolds (Italy)
✅ Verified Review | Bacau is the worst airport I've experienced (just arrived from Zanzibar so I know what an abandoned airport means). Don't even bother doing the online check-in as they only accept the ticket printed by the company. There's no info whatsoever and the security check is a joke. Don't bother arriving early as the security check only starts 1 hour before the departure time - it's all a mess. I honestly thought I wouldn't see anything worst after Africa. Upon arrival you have to wait outside in the freezing temperatures because there's no room for a full 737.
|Experience At Airport||Arrival and Departure|
|Date Visit||December 2016|
|Type Of Traveller||Solo Leisure|
Bacau Airport customer review
A Dron (United Kingdom)
Probably the smallest airport I have experienced. On arrival distance between the entry doors from the apron to the immigration desks can not be more than 5 yards. This means that passengers have to queue outside which in inclement weather must be unpleasant. Passport checks were fast however. On departure similarly tiny landside area with minuscule cafe to left of entrance doors. Incredibly cramped check-in/security area to right of doors although check-in agent friendly and helpful. Security checks are very thorough - had to remove belt watch etc and they found small jar of jam I'd absent-mindedly packed in my carry-on bag. Departure lounge was standing room only for a single Boeing 737. Couple of vending machines are the only refreshment sources. Local people told us that a major expansion of the airport is planned but from look of abandoned foundations beside the existing terminal this is unlikely to be completed any time soon. In short staff seem fine but can not recommend because of lack of space and facilities - even allowing for the fact it's a regional airport not a major hub.