Craiova Airport (IATA: CRA, ICAO: LRCV) is located in south-western part of Romania, 7 km (4.3 mi) east 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.
Since July 2014 Craiova Airport is base for Wizz Air which 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.
On 1 June 2015, the airport will partially close down in order to allow the runway renovation works to start, and all flights by Wizz Air will be temporarily suspended. All scheduled flights are expected to resume towards the end of 2015.
The airport is connected to the city via bus route 9 (Metro-Central Market-Craiovița Nouă) of the public transport company RAT Craiova. There is a station in front of the airport with all-day service time. Tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers at a cost of 2.5 RON (€ 0.60). Taxis are also available at a cost of around 1.5 RON/km.