Karlovy Vary Airport

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Karlovy Vary Airport
Letiště Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary Airport, terminal.jpg
IATA: KLVICAO: LKKV
KLV is located in Czech Republic
KLV
KLV
Location of airport in Czech Republic
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Karlovy Vary Region
Operator Airport Karlovy Vary
Serves Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Location Olšová Vrata
Elevation AMSL 1,989 ft / 606 m
Coordinates 50°12′11″N 12°54′54″E / 50.20306°N 12.91500°E / 50.20306; 12.91500
Website airport-k-vary.cz
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,053 2,150 Asphalt concrete
12/30 3,280 1,000 Grass
Statistics (2012)
Passenger Volume 103,682 (+4.7%)
Aircraft Movements 5,826 (−15.5%)

Karlovy Vary Airport (Czech: Letiště Karlovy Vary) (IATA: KLVICAO: LKKV) is the airport of Karlovy Vary in western Bohemia. It is located in the village of Olšová Vrata, 6 km southeast of the city centre and is the fourth busiest airport in the Czech Republic. The airport handled 103,682 passengers in 2012.[1] ´

History[edit]

Plans were announced in 2011 to build a new departure hall at the airport, at an estimated expense of 30 million crowns.[2]

The airport announced a twice-weekly AeroSvit service between Karlovy Vary and the capital of Ukraine, Kiev in 2011,[3] however in 2012 this had already ceased operation.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport mainly features flights to and from Russia; 99% of passengers using the airport in 2012 were Russian.[5]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Czech Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg, Samara
Germania Charter: Düsseldorf
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
Travel Service Airlines Charter: Antalya
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg

The nearest major international airport is Prague Václav Havel Airport approx. 90 km to the east.

Ground transportation[edit]

From Karlovy Vary or Prague: The airport is 6km southeast of the centre of Karlovy Vary.[4] Turn from the road I/6 (E48) near Karlovy Vary Golf Resort and continue 3,5 km to the airport. Public transport to the airport is maintained seven times per day by city bus Nr. 8.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Letiště Karlovy Vary loni mělo zisk na 8,7 milionu korun". Czech News Agency (in Czech). 23 June 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Business News". Radio Prague. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "AeroSvit launches weekly flights between Karlovy Vary and Kiev". Radio Prague. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Conferences: Take the plunge in Karlovy Vary". The Prague Post. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Regional airports flying high". The Prague Post. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

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