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 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.[5][6] All scheduled flights are expected to resume towards the end of 2015.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion (begins 15 June 2015)
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 13 June 2015)


Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2012 29,626 3,394
2013 40,291 2,246
2014 138,886 3,506
Month Passengers Change (2014-2015) Passengers Cumulatively
January 16,784 Increase 233.0% 16,784
February 14,722 Increase 253.1% 31,506
March 17,541 Increase 234.5% 49,047
April 19,276 Increase 206.0% 68,323

Ground transportation[edit]

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.[8] 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.

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