Suceava International Airport

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Suceava Ștefan cel Mare International Airport
Aeroportul Internațional "Ștefan cel Mare" Suceava
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IATA: SCVICAO: LRSV

SCV is located in Romania
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Location of airport in Romania
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Suceava County Council
Serves Suceava, Romania
Location Salcea[1]
Elevation AMSL 1,375 ft / 419 m
Coordinates 47°41′15″N 026°21′15″E / 47.68750°N 26.35417°E / 47.68750; 26.35417Coordinates: 47°41′15″N 026°21′15″E / 47.68750°N 26.35417°E / 47.68750; 26.35417
Website aeroportsuceava.ro
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,460 8,071 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 2,359
Aircraft movements 170
Source: DAFIF,[2][3] Passengers statistics,[4] Movements[4]

Suceava Ștefan cel Mare International Airport (Romanian: Aeroportul Internațional "Ștefan cel Mare" Suceava) (IATA: SCVICAO: LRSV) is an airport serving the city of Suceava, Romania. It is located in Salcea, 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Suceava, and 30.5 km (19.0 mi) west of Botoșani.[1] The airport is named in honour of the Prince of Moldavia Stephen the Great.

History[edit]

Suceava Airport, more popularly known as Salcea Airport,[5] opened in 1962 when first commercial services started with TAROM.[6] In 1963, the runway was paved, and an apron was built. Services by TAROM were discontinued in 2001, but resumed in 2004. During this period, the airport was served only by Angel Airlines. In March 2005, the airport was renamed Ștefan cel Mare Airport, and opened to international traffic.

In 2013, Suceava International Airport started a plan (estimated at €39 million) to rebuild and extend the old runway of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), to build a new control tower and to install a new ILS system.[7] In August 2013, the construction works begun,[8] and on 12 January 2014, the airport closed in order to allow the runway works to continue. The old concrete runway was completely removed, and a new runway, made out of asphalt, was constructed.[9] On 25 October 2015, the airport was officially reopened.[10]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,375 feet (419 m) above mean sea level.[2] It has one asphalt runway, designated 16/34 and measuring 2,460 by 45 metres (8,071 ft × 148 ft), and six parking stands.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Antalya[12]
TAROM Bucharest
Wizz Air Bergamo (begins 3 August 2016),[13] London-Luton (begins 19 August 2016)[14]

Statistics[edit]

Year Passengers[15][16][17] Aircraft movements[15][18]
2005 7,734 495
2006 12,766 801
2007 20,728 1,092
2008 23,398 1,036
2009 32,561 1,654
2010 34,437 1,556
2011 27,208 1,063
2012 25,143 948
2013 20,054 1,319
2014 219 34
2015 2,359 170

Ground transportation[edit]

There is a road linking the airport to DN29, the main road between Suceava and Botoșani. There are usually taxis from Suceava waiting at the airport upon a flight's arrival.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Suceava International Airport at Wikimedia Commons