Craiova International Airport

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Craiova International Airport
Aeroportul Internaţional Craiova
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
Map
CRA is located in Romania
CRA
CRA
Location of airport in Romania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,203 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 447,227 Increase 101.1%
Aircraft movements 5,960 Increase 48.3%
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]
Statistics[2][3]

Craiova International Airport (IATA: CRA, ICAO: 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 area is the headquarters of Avioane Craiova (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] Runway renovation works took place in summer 2015. Since July 2014 Craiova Airport is base for Wizz Air which serves 11 destinations in 6 countries. In March 2018, Ryanair announced to terminate all services at Craiova by October 2018[5] which consist of a single route to Valencia.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ryanair Valencia (ends 25 October 2018)
Wizz Air Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi (begins 15 December 2018), Cologne/Bonn, London-Luton, Rome-Ciampino, Madrid, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

Statistics[edit]

Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
2007 5,133
Steady
Steady
Steady
2008 12,988 153% Increase
Steady
Steady
2009 15,130 16.4% Increase
Steady
Steady
2010 23,629 56.1% Increase
Steady
Steady
2011 32,006 35.4% Increase
Steady
Steady
2012 29,626 7.4% Decrease 3,394
Steady
2013 40,291 35.9%Increase 2,246 33.9%Decrease
2014 138,886 244.7%Increase 3,506 56.1%Increase
2015 116,947 15.8%Decrease 2,999 14.5%Decrease
2016 222,320 90.1%Increase 4,018 33.9%Increase
2017 447,227 101.1%Increase 5,960 48.3%Increase
2018 Jan-Jul 283,574 17.1%Increase
Steady
Steady

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.[6]

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