Returning from London last night we had absolutely no problem whatsoever in finding a taxi at Otopeni. This report from last month was apparently true.
Despite arriving at just after midnight (a notoriously busy time when three or four planes land one after the other) there was no queue at the dispensing machines and although our first choice, Meridian, reported ‘No taxis available’ the machine dispensing tickets for Cobalcescu and Cristaxi provided us with a taxi in four minutes. In fact, by the time we had withdrawn some lei from the cashpoint and made our way outside, the taxi was already there (as were a number of shyster taxis, so do be careful).
Ours is but one example, but it would therefore appear that the taxi chaos Otopeni inflicted upon itself back in the spring is now over.
For how long is anyone’s guess.
PS Do not think for one minute that Otopeni is now an efficient airport. It isn’t. It remains a national disgrace. The queues at security and passport control get longer every time we use the place. It’s also still very disorienting for first-time arrivals.