Alexeni is a commune in Ialomița County, Romania, some 65 km north-east of Bucharest, near the town of Urziceni. It is composed of a single village, Alexeni.

Alexeni
Commune
Alexeni is located in Romania
Alexeni
Alexeni
Location of Alexeni
Coordinates: 44°40′41″N 26°42′41″E / 44.67805°N 26.71128°E / 44.67805; 26.71128
Country Romania
CountyIalomița County
StatusCommune
Government
 • MayorIon Cărbune
Area
 • Total43.62 km2 (16.84 sq mi)
Population
 (1992)
 • Total2,431
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.alexeni.go.ro/

Until 2001 a Romanian Air Force military helicopters unit was located at the nearby airfield. In 2007, as the airfield was not used by the Romanian Air Force anylonger, the former Minister of Transport Radu Berceanu suggested to use the location for Bucharest's new low-cost flights airport(as the operational tariffs for Bucharest's previous low-cost hub, Aurel Vlaicu Airport, were set to grow).[1] However, some analysts considered the project unrealistic and doomed to fail due to the poor conditions of the infrastructure in the area.[2] Eventually those plans were abandoned and all low-cost flights were moved in March 2012 at Bucharest main airport Henri Coandă International Airport.

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Coordinates: 44°40′41″N 26°42′41″E / 44.67805°N 26.71128°E / 44.67805; 26.71128