Craiova International Airport

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Craiova International Airport
Aeroportul Internaţional Craiova

IATA: CRAICAO: LRCV

CRA is located in Romania
CRA
CRA
Location of airport in Romania
Summary
Airport type Public
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)
Website www.aeroportcraiova.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,203 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 116,947 Decrease 15.8%
Aircraft movements 2,999 Decrease 14.4%
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]
Statistics[2][3]

Craiova International 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.

History[edit]

A new terminal was opened at Craiova airport in December 2010.[4]

Since July 2014 Craiova Airport is base for Wizz Air which serves 5 destinations in 3 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; United Kingdom - London Luton with 3 weekly flights. On 15 May 2015 Wizz Air announced that they would suspend flights to and from Craiova airport from 1 June 2015 until mid-September 2015, due to a runway renovation.[5] A local government official said that charter flights would not be affected.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Wizz Air Barcelona, Bergamo, Bologna, London-Luton, Rome-Ciampino

Statistics[edit]

Year Passengers Aircraft movements
2012 29,626 3,394
2013 40,291 2,246
2014 138,886 3,506
2015 116,947 2,999
2015
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
May 19,924 Increase 202.8% 88,247
June 809 Decrease 89.2% 89,056
July 701 Decrease 94.3% 89,757
August 1080 Decrease 95.2% 90,837
September 575 Decrease 97.1% 91,412
October 0 Decrease 100.0% 91,412
November 10,752 Decrease 30.3% 102,164
December 14,783 Decrease 1.3% 116,947
  • - Only charter flights were operated to/from Craiova International Airport in June, July, August and September.
  • - The airport was closed for runway resurfacing in October.

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.[7] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ Craiova Airport in 2013 at newsair.ro (Romanian)
  3. ^ ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (Romanian)
  4. ^ [1] Adevarul, The New Terminal of the Airport Will be Inaugurated In Two Weeks
  5. ^ "WIZZ AIR SUSPENDS CRAIOVA OPERATIONS DURING SUMMER RUNWAY WORK". wizzair.com. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wizz Air suspendă zborurile de la Craiova pe perioada verii". gds.ro (in Romanian). 16 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ RAT-Craiova bus schedule

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