Košice International Airport

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Košice International Airport

Medzinárodné letisko Košice
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorLetisko Košice - Airport Košice, a.s.
ServesKošice, Slovakia
LocationBarca
Elevation AMSL755 ft / 230 m
Coordinates48°39′47″N 021°14′28″E / 48.66306°N 21.24111°E / 48.66306; 21.24111
Websiteairportkosice.sk
Map
KSC is located in Slovakia
KSC
KSC
Location of airport in Slovakia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers542,026
Passenger change 17-18Increase9.1%
Aircraft movements6,346
Movements change 17–18Increase0,7%
Source: "Statistics of FLughafen Wien Group".

Košice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Košice) (IATA: KSC, ICAO: LZKZ) is an international airport serving Košice, Slovakia. It 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 charter, domestic and international flights. Airport capacity is currently 800,000 passengers a year.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Terminals[edit]

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]

The following airlines serve scheduled, seasonal, and seasonal charter services to and from Košice Airport:[2]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Rhodes (resumes 18 June 2019)[2]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada[2], Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh
Astra Airlines Seasonal charter: Corfu [2]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Burgas (begins 22 June 2019)[3], Lamezia Terme (begins 26 June 2019)[2]
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas (begins 27 June 2019)[2]
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya [2]
Cyprus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca (begins 11 June 2019)[4]
Czech Airlines Prague
Seasonal charter: Rijeka (resumes 29 June 2019)[5]
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh (begins 17 June 2019)[2]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya [2]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Hurghada[6]
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya [2]
Ryanair London–Southend[7]
Smartwings Seasonal: Antalya ,[8] Burgas, Heraklion, Larnaca, Rhodes
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 27 June 2019)[2]
Tunisair Seasonal charter: Monastir (begins 18 June 2019)[2]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Seasonal charter: Antalya [2]
Wizz Air London–Luton

Statistics[edit]

Aerial view of Košice Airport

Passenger throughput and operations since 2000:

Year Passengers Change Cargo (tonnes)
2000 125,844 277
2001 138,083 +9.7% 500
2002 161,827 +17.2% 257
2003 187,716 +16.0% 322
2004 231,410 +23.3% 368
2005 269,885 +16.6% 448
2006 343,818 +27.4% 323
2007 443,448 +29.0% 264
2008 590,919 +33.3% 457
2009 352,460 −40.4% 446
2010 266,858 −24.3%
2011 266,143 −0.3%
2012 235,754 −11.4%
2013 237,165 +0.6%
2014 356,750 +50.4%
2015 410,400 +15.0%
2016 436,696 +6.4% 88
2017 496,708 +13.7% 106
2018 542,026[9] +9.1% 65
2019
Apr YTD
116,916[10] -7.8% 14
Busiest routes to and from Košice Airport (Winter 2019)
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(2019)
Airlines
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague
9
Czech Airlines
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport
Austrian Airlines
Poland Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
8
LOT Polish Airlines
United Kingdom London London-Luton
7
Wizz Air UK
Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport
4
Eurowings
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul-Atatürk
Turkish Airlines
Busiest charter routes to and from Košice Airport (summer 2018)[9]
Destionatio Number of passengers Airlines
Turkey Antalya 44,990
Travel Service Slovakia
Bulgaria Burgas 28,440
Bulgarian Air Charter,
Travel Service Slovakia
Egypt Hurghada 15,508
Nesma Airlines,
Travel Service Slovakia

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Košice Airport at Wikimedia Commons