Košice International Airport
|Košice International Airport
Medzinárodné letisko Košice
|Operator||Letisko Košice - Airport Košice, a.s.|
|Elevation AMSL||755 ft / 230 m|
Source: "Slovak Spectator".
Košice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Košice) (IATA: KSC, ICAO: LZKZ) serves Košice, Slovakia and is the second largest international airport in Slovakia. It is located 6 km (3.7 mi) to the south of St. Elisabeth Cathedral, 230 m (750 ft) above sea level, covering an area of 3.50 km2 (1.35 sq mi). It serves both scheduled and chartered, domestic and international flights. Airport capacity is currently 800,000 passengers a year.
Construction of today's airport began in 1950 near the suburb of Barca. In 1954 construction began on the first part of the new passenger terminal, hangar and new control tower. In 1955 direct flights began between Košice and Prague. The power supply was enhanced by more powerful transformers in 1962. Increasing traffic required a larger passenger terminal by the mid 1960s. The foundation of the SNP Air Force Academy in 1973 strengthened aviation in the then republic of Czechoslovakia. Between 1974 and 1977 the runway was increased by 1,100 m (3,600 ft), the power supply rebuilt and a lighting system installed to meet CAT II ICAO specifications. Military aviation at the airport stopped in 2004.
The total area of Terminal 1 is 4,456 m2 (47,960 sq ft), of which more than 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) is designed for the travelling public. Facilities include international and domestic departure and domestic gates, aviation and travel agencies, a nursery, a quiet room, and comfortable business lounge. There are also restaurants, car rental booths and small shops.
Airlines and destinations
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter: Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes|
|Austrian Airlines||Vienna (begins 1 April 2015)|
operated by Tyrolean Airways
|Vienna (ends 31 March 2015)|
|Bulgarian Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Burgas|
|Czech Airlines||Bratislava, Prague|
|Nesma Airlines||Seasonal charter: Hurghada|
operated by Travel Service Slovakia
|Seasonal: Burgas, Rhodes|
|Travel Service Slovakia||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Burgas, Corfu, Hurghada, Monastir, Rhodes|
|Wizz Air||Bergamo (begins 5 June 2015), Doncaster/Sheffield (begins 7 June 2015), London-Luton|
Passenger throughput and operations since 2000:
Media related to Košice Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Košice International Airport (official site)
- Current weather for LZKZ at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for KSC at Aviation Safety Network