# GateToTheWorld. Craiova Airport is getting ready for 2 million passengers a year
Craiova International Airport has become one of the most important points of interest in recent years in the region, since Dolj County Council accessed European funds and made massive investments in this institution.
Now, Craiova Airport is undergoing a considerable new change: the expansion and modernization of the airport, which includes the construction of a new passenger terminal, the construction of parking lots and access roads, the construction of two new runways, the construction of a boarding-landing platform or construction of an aircraft de-icing platform.
Thus, Dolj's gateway to the world is preparing to receive about 2 million passengers annually.
Currently, Craiova Airport has destinations to countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, and starting with October 21, a new charter flight with a weekly frequency will be operated from Craiova International Airport to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The flights will be operated by the tour operator Cocktail Holidays through the local partners, with the airline Blue Air, between 21.10.2021 - 28.01.2022.
If you need travel recommendations, do not hesitate to access Discover Dolj to see what you can visit right via Craiova Airport, in the main cities of destination.
„Flying Books”, cadoul Aeroportului Craiova și al Bibliotecii „Aman” pentru călători
Passengers transiting Craiova Airport have already become accustomed to the possibility of enjoying a book while waiting for the plane or even on board of the airplane. The "Flying Books" project, started in 2015, was recently "refreshed" with another 1500 books that now complete the existing book fund on the shelves of the Departures terminal.
In this way, all those who choose air transport have a pleasant surprise and the opportunity to spend time in the company of a book, while traveling by plane.
We invite you to travel from Craiova International Airport and enjoy well-deserved holidays and city breaks. Everything is much easier and more comfortable if we fly, how else, as close to home as possible!