Košice International Airport

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Košice International Airport
Medzinárodné letisko Košice
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Location of airport in Slovakia
Airport type Public
Operator Letisko Košice - Airport Košice, a.s.
Serves Košice, Slovakia
Location Barca
Elevation AMSL 755 ft / 230 m
Coordinates 48°39′47″N 021°14′28″E / 48.66306°N 21.24111°E / 48.66306; 21.24111
Website airportkosice.sk
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Source: Slovakian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Košice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Košice) (IATA: KSCICAO: 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)[1] 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.[2]


Aerial view of Košice Airport

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas
Czech Airlines Prague, Prague via Bratislava
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada
SAMair Seasonal charter: Burgas
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal charter: Burgas
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya, Burgas, Corfu, Hurghada, Monastir, Taba
Wizz Air London-Luton


Passenger throughput and operations since 2000:

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Passenger throughput 125 844 138 083 161 827 187 716 231 410 269 885 343 818 443 448 590 919 352 460 266 858 266 143 235 754[3] 237 165[4]
Cargo handled (tonnes) 277 500 257 322 368 448 323 264 457 446 xxx xxx xxx xxx


  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Technical information - Airport Košice". Košice International Airport. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/LietameZKosic
  4. ^ http://www.airportkosice.sk/aktuality/461/

External links[edit]

Media related to Košice Airport at Wikimedia Commons