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Zvartnots International Airport

Զվարթնոց Միջազգային Oդանավակայան
Airport typeInternational
OperatorArmenia International Airports CJSC
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Hub forAircompany Armenia
Armenia Airways
Armenian Airlines
Fly Arna
FlyOne Armenia
Shirak Avia
Elevation AMSL2,838 ft / 865 m
Coordinates40°08′50″N 044°23′45″E / 40.14722°N 44.39583°E / 40.14722; 44.39583
EVN is located in Armenia
Location of airport in Armenia
EVN is located in Europe
EVN (Europe)
EVN is located in West and Central Asia
EVN (West and Central Asia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,850 12,631 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2022)
Number of PassengersIncrease 3,649,764
Passenger change 21-22Increase 60.2%
Source: Armenian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1][2]

Zvartnots International Airport (Armenian: Զվարթնոց միջազգային օդանավակայան, romanizedZvart'nots' mijazgayin ōdanavakayan) (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.


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]


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]

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 three 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 addition, the airport features a HayPost office, a pharmacy, several dining options and cafes, a Europcar, Beeline, VivaCell MTS, Ardshinbank, as well as, HSBC, VTB Bank and Ameriabank ATMs.[citation needed]

In December 2019, yearly passenger flow at Zvartnots International Airport exceeded 3 million passengers for the first time in Armenia's history.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Zvartnots as of July 27, 2023:

Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki[10]
Seasonal Charter: Heraklion, Larnaca
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Samara
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Hurghada
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Montenegro Seasonal: Podgorica[11]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Armenia Airways Moscow–Vnukovo[citation needed], Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Sochi[12]
Seasonal: Batumi, Tbilisi
Armenian Airlines Batumi,[13] Istanbul,[14] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Samara, Sochi
Asa Jet Tabriz[15]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azimuth Kaluga, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Sochi, Ufa
Belavia Minsk
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal Charter: Burgas, Varna
Cham Wings Airlines Aleppo, Damascus
Condor Frankfurt[16]
Cyprus Airways Larnaca
Czech Airlines Prague (resumes 4 December 2023)[17]
European Air Charter Seasonal Charter: Burgas
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn,[18] Düsseldorf[19]
FitsAir Seasonal Charter: Colombo–Bandaranaike (begins 20 October 2023)[20]
Fly Arna Baghdad, Kuwait, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Moscow–Vnukovo,[21] Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini[22]
Fly Baghdad Seasonal: Baghdad
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh[23]
FlyErbil Seasonal: Erbil
flynas[24] Seasonal: Riyadh
FlyOne Chișinău, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, Larnaca,[25] Lyon, Milan–Malpensa,[26] Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo,[27] Moscow–Vnukovo, Novosibirsk, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Tbilisi,[28] Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Barcelona, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh,[29] Tivat
Iran Airtour Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt[30]
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Nouvelair Seasonal Charter: Monastir
Novair Kapan[31]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Red Wings Airlines Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Rossiya Airlines Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi,[32] Volgograd[33]
S7 AirlinesNovosibirsk[34]
SCAT AirlinesAqtau[35]
Sepehran Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini[36]
Shirak AviaAstrakhan, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Moscow–Vnukovo,[37] Nizhnekamsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov,[38] Sochi, Ufa
Seasonal: Marseille
UR Airlines Seasonal: Erbil
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Surgut, Tyumen[40]
Varesh Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi,[41][42] Dortmund,[43] Larnaca,[44] Milan–Malpensa,[45] Rome–Fiumicino,[46] Sofia,[43] Venice,[47] Vienna[48]


ASL Airlines Belgium Liège[49]
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt[50]
Swiftair Cologne/Bonn,[citation needed] Tbilisi[citation needed]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

New terminal building
Check-in hall
Departures hall and gates

Annual statistics[edit]

Year 2020[2] 2021[63] 2022[64]
Total passenger traffic 790,827 2,278,212 3,649,764
Departing passenger traffic 388,685 1,155,765 1,809,565
Arriving passenger traffic 402,142 1,122,447 1,840,199
Total freight (tons) 15,733 17,321[a] 23,340[b]
Exported freight (tons) 10,405 8,803 N/A
Imported freight (tons) 5,328 8,518 N/A
Aircraft movements (departure and landing) 4,963 10,106 17,345

Annual passenger numbers[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at EVN airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus routes and subway service[edit]

In 2017, a new express bus service began operation, 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 between 12 am and 6 am. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Operated by Elitebus, a one-way fare costs 300 AMD. The bus terminus is on Amiryan Street, 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.[65]


The airport is accessed from the M5 highway, which connects Yerevan with the west of the country and other major highways. By car, the distance from Zvartnots Airport to the centre of Yerevan is 12 kilometers, taking approximately 20 minutes to get to.[66]

At Zvartnots Airport, cars from car rental companies are available. The airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are within the reach of the airport.

Taxi service[edit]

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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 20 October 1988, an Antonov An-8 (CCCP-26183) of MOM Energiya NPO was damaged beyond repair after landing when the crew mistakenly retracted the landing gear on the ground.[67]
  • On 5 December 1992, a Tupolev Tu-154B (CCCP-85105) of Aeroflot (Armenia) was damaged beyond repair on landing after it veered to the right and the nosegear struck a concrete wall. All 154 occupants survived.[68]
  • On 13 December 1993, an Antonov An-8 (RA-13323) of Kadvi Company undershot the runway by 150 meters at 00:04 on a cargo flight and was damaged beyond repair. All 8 occupants survived.[69]
  • On 21 October 1998, a Yakovlev Yak-40 (EK-88272) of Ararat Avia collided with a military minibus that crossed the runway on takeoff for a passenger flight to Krasnodar, damaging the aircraft beyond repair and killing 4 occupants of the bus. All 37 occupants survived.[70]
  • On 14 February 2008, a Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100ER (EW-101PJ) on Belavia Flight 1834 to Minsk banked to the left on takeoff, came to rest upside down, and a fuel fire broke out. All 21 occupants survived.[71]

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  1. ^ Including postal items
  2. ^ Including postal items


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