Craiova Airport

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Craiova International Airport
Aeroportul Craiova


CRA is located in Romania
Location of airport in Romania
Airport type Public & Military
Operator Consiliul Judeţean Dolj
Serves Craiova, Romania
Focus city for Wizz Air
Elevation AMSL 626 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 44°19′05″N 023°53′19″E / 44.31806°N 23.88861°E / 44.31806; 23.88861 (Craiova International Airport)Coordinates: 44°19′05″N 023°53′19″E / 44.31806°N 23.88861°E / 44.31806; 23.88861 (Craiova International Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,203 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 138,886
Aircraft movements 3,506
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]

Craiova Airport (IATA: CRAICAO: LRCV) is located in south-western part of Romania, 7 km (4.3 mi) east[1] of Craiova municipality, one of Romania's largest cities. The airport region is the headquarters of Avioane Craiova SA (formerly known as IRAv Craiova), the company which built the Romanian IAR-93 and IAR-99 aircraft.


A new terminal was opened at Craiova airport in December 2010.[4]

Since July 2014 Craiova Airport is base for Wizz Air. A new Airbus A320-200 arrived on Craiova International Airport and serves 6 destinations in 4 countries: Italy - Rome Ciampino with 2 weekly flights, Bologna with 2 weekly flights and Milan Bergamo with 4 weekly flights; Spain - Barcelona with 2 weekly flights; Germany - Dortmund with 3 weekly flights; United Kingdom - London Luton with 3 weekly flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion (begins 1 June 2015)
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 12 June 2015)
Wizz Air Barcelona, Bergamo, Bologna, Dortmund, London-Luton, Rome-Ciampino


Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2012 29,626 3,394
2013 40,291 2,246
2014 138,886 3,506
Month Passengers Passengers Cumulatively Aircraft Movements Aircraft Movements Cumulatively
January 16,784 16,784 208 208
February 14,722 31,506 246 454
March 17,541 49,047 285 739
April 19,276 68,323 322 1,061

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is well connected by City. RAT Craiova's Bus route Nr. 9 has a station in front of Airport (Schedule: every 30 mins between 5:30 and 21:30 Monday to Friday; every 30 mins between 6:30 and 20:30 Saturday and Sunday). The tickets cand be bought inside the bus and costs 2,5 Lei ( 0,60 €). This bus route connects Airport with "Electroputere Parc", Faculty of Law, Central Market, City Center (University) and Craiovita Noua (the biggest neighborhood with 100.000 residents). Another way to reach in the city is TAXI. One kilometer costs 1,49 Lei so for a trip between airport and Craiova Railway Station, Craiova Bus Station or city center you'll not pay more than 10 Lei.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ Craiova Airport in 2013 at (Romanian)
  3. ^ ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (Romanian)
  4. ^ [1] Adevarul, The New Terminal of the Airport Will be Inaugurated In Two Weeks

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