Košice International Airport

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Košice International Airport
Medzinárodné letisko Košice
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Kosice (KSC - LZKZ) AN2006029.jpg
Summary
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
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 (2017)
Passengers 496,708
Passenger change 16-17 Increase13.7%
Aircraft movements 10,662
Movements change 16–17 Increase14%
Source: "Kosice Airport". 

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 services to and from Košice Airport:[2]

AirlinesDestinations
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Seasonal: Budapesta
Czech Airlines Bratislava, Prague
Seasonal: Ostravab
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Munich (both begin 28 October 2018)[3]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Ryanair London-Southend (begins 2 April 2019)
SmartWings Seasonal: Burgas, Heraklion, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Wizz Air London-Luton
Notes

a Some flights from Vienna to Košice have a stopover in Budapest for passengers on route from Vienna. However, Austrian Airlines does not carry local traffic between Budapest and Kosice.

b Some Flights from Prague to Košice have a stopover in Ostrava for passengers on route from Prague. However, Czech Airlines does not carry local traffic between Ostrava and Kosice.

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
Aug YTD
392,859 +13.2%
Busiest routes to and from Košice Airport (Summer 2018)
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(2018)
Airlines
Czech Republic Prague Vaclav Havel Airport
17
Czech Airlines
Poland Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
13
LOT Polish Airlines
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport
12
Austrian Airlines
Turkey Antalya Antalya Airport
9
Corendon Airlines
Travel Service
Bulgaria Bourgas Bourgas Airport
8
SmartWings
Travel Service

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical information - Airport Košice". Košice International Airport. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  2. ^ [1] Letový poriadok
  3. ^ https://www.eurowings.com/en/booking/new-routes.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Košice Airport at Wikimedia Commons