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Zvartnots International Airport

Զվարթնոց Միջազգային Oդանավակայան
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Zvartnots International Airport
Summary
Airport typeInternational
OperatorArmenia International Airports CJSC
ServesYerevan
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Hub forAircompany Armenia
Armenia Airways
Atlantis Armenian Airlines
Elevation AMSL2,838 ft / 865 m
Coordinates40°08′50″N 044°23′45″E / 40.14722°N 44.39583°E / 40.14722; 44.39583
Websitezvartnots.aero
Map
EVN is located in Armenia
EVN
EVN
Location of airport in Armenia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,850 12,631 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Number of PassengersIncrease 3,048,859
Passenger change 18-19Increase13.3%
Source: Armenian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1][2]

Zvartnots International Airport (Armenian: Զվարթնոց միջազգային օդանավակայան, (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ)) is located near Zvartnots, 15 km (9.3 mi) west[1] of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It acts as the main international airport of Armenia and is Yerevan's main international transport hub. It is the busiest airport in the country.

History[edit]

New terminal building
Check-in hall

The airport was opened in 1961,[3] and following a design competition held in 1970, M. Khachikyan, A. Tarkhanyan, S. Qalashyan, L. Cherkezyan and M. Baghdasaryan won the right to design the first terminal building. The airport was renovated in the 1980s with the development of a new terminal area, in order to meet domestic traffic demands within the Soviet Union.

When Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the growth of cargo shipments resulted in the construction of a new cargo terminal in 1998 that can handle about 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually.[4] In 2001, a 30-year concession agreement for the management of operations at the airport was signed with Armenia International Airports CJSC, owned by Argentine company Corporación America, which is in turn owned by Armenian Argentine businessman Eduardo Eurnekian. As part of that agreement, Armenia International Airports CJSC renovated the runway, main taxiways and ramp. In 2006, a new gate area and arrivals hall opened, followed by an overall improvement of the airport's fire services, including replacing the entire fire-fighting fleet with new vehicles. A new departures and arrivals terminal, car-parking facility with a capacity of 600 vehicles and a government delegation terminal all opened in 2011. On 30 January 2013, Zvartnots airport was named "Best Airport In the CIS" during the Emerging Markets Airports Award (EMAA) ceremonies held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[5]

Overview[edit]

The airport is able to accept aircraft up to and including the Antonov An-225, Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A380.[4][6][7] Runway 09 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 metres).[8]

Departures hall and gates
Air France A320 at Zvartnots

Zvartnots International Airport recently implemented a new flight information display system (FIDS), a new automated and biometric-identification system for baggage check-in and passenger control, as well as the installation of 150 surveillance cameras across airport premises. The access to the boarding area is highly secured with 3 steps, a pre-control, a passport control, and X-ray control. The airport features a Dufry duty-free shop after security, as well as the Converse Bank business class lounge, with a view overlooking the gate area and apron.

In December 2019, yearly passenger flow at Zvartnots International Airport exceeded 3 million passengers for the first time in Armenia's history.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Sharjah
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga (begins 2 May 2021)[9]
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Hurghada
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Aircompany Armenia Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Voronezh
Seasonal: Baghdad, Beirut
Seasonal charter: Al Najaf, Aqaba, Batumi, Erbil, Kuwait, Sulaimaniyah, Tivat
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[10]
AMC Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[11]
Armenia Airways Anapa, Tehran–Imam Khomeini[12]
Atlantis Armenian Airlines Seasonal: Batumi
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azimuth Kaluga,[13] Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa[14]
Seasonal: Sochi
Belavia Minsk
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Varna[11]
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas[15]
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus
EgyptAir Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurghada[15]
FlyErbil Baghdad, Erbil
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya,[11] Gaziantep[16]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Seasonal: Batumi
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv[17]
Korean Air Seasonal charter: Seoul-Incheon [18]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Monastir [19]
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[10]
Pegas Fly Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don,[20] Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Stavropol,[21] Ufa,[22] Volgograd, Voronezh
Qatar Airways Doha
Red Wings Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Ryanair Bergamo,[23] Berlin–Schönefeld,[23] Paphos,[24] Rome–Ciampino,[23] Thessaloniki[25]
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
SCAT AirlinesSeasonal: Nur-Sultan
SkyUp Kiev–Boryspil
Seasonal: Odessa
Smartavia Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg
Syrian Air Damascus
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Ural Airlines Krasnodar, Moscow–Domodedovo, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Seasonal: Surgut
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (begins 3 October 2020),[26] Larnaca,[27] Vienna,[28] Vilnius[28]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Coyne Airways Liège [29]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual statistics[edit]

2010s
Year 2010[33] 2011[34] 2012[35] 2013[36] 2014[36] 2015[37] 2016[38] 2017[39] 2018[40] 2019[41]
Total passenger traffic 1,612,016 1,600,891 1,691,815 1,691,710 2,045,058 1,879,667 2,105,540 2,448,250 2,690,727 3,048,859
Departing passenger traffic 816,866 807,953 845,700 830,000 1,019,765 944,373 1,048,153 1,218,340 1,318,344 1,473,019
Arriving passenger traffic 795,150 792,944 846,115 861,710 1,025,293 935,294 1,057,387 1,229,910 1,372,383 1,575,840
Total freight (tons) 8,800 10,014 12,251 10,361 10,345 10,123 18,269 22,325 18,069 19,511
Exported freight (tons) 3,300 4,741 6,687 6,109 6,450 6,607 13,784 16,984 12,010 12,755
Imported freight (tons) 5,500 5,273 5,564 4,252 3,895 3,516 4,485 5,341 6,059 6,756
Aircraft movements (departure and landing) 9,783 9,858 10,392 8,721 10,409 9,012 9,266 10,621 11,580 13,260

Annual passenger numbers (millions)[edit]

Update: March 2020

Ground transportation[edit]

In 2019, Zvartnots airport partnered with Yandex.Taxi, to provide passengers reliable taxi services from the airport.

In 2017 a new bus service was started, with regular round trips between Zvartnots Airport and downtown Yerevan. The number 201 bus leaves the airport every half hour between 7 AM and 11 PM, and every hour on the hour outside these times. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Operated by Elitebus, a one-way fare costs 300 dram. The terminus is on Amiryan st, but the bus also makes stops along Mashtots Avenue, at the Yeritasardakan station where passengers can connect to the Yerevan Metro system, and at the Republic Square.[42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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