Zvartnots International Airport

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Zvartnots International Airport

Զվարթնոց Միջազգային Oդանավակայան
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Summary
Airport typeInternational
OperatorArmenia International Airports CJSC
ServesYerevan
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Hub forAircompany Armenia
Armenia Airways
Novair
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 (2020)
Number of PassengersDecrease 790,827
Passenger change 19-20Decrease 74.1%
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
Departures hall and gates

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]

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 dinning options and cafes, a Europcar, Beeline, VivaCell MTS, Ardshinbank, as well as, HSBC, VTB Bank and Ameriabank ATMs.

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]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion, Larnaca, Rhodes
Aeroflot Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Air Arabia Sharjah
Seasonal: Abu Dhabi
Air Arabia Egypt Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh[10]
airBaltic Riga (begins 1 May 2022)
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Hurghada
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Aircompany Armenia Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Hurghada, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Omsk, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Voronezh
Seasonal: Baghdad, Beirut, Rostov-on-Don,[11] Tehran–Imam Khomeini,[12] Yekaterinburg[13]
Albawings Seasonal charter: Tirana[14]
ALK Airlines Seasonal charter: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Lyon[15]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[16]
AMC Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[17]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Armenia Airways Anapa, Tabriz, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azimuth Kaluga,[18] Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa[19]
Seasonal: Sochi
Bees Airline Kyiv–Zhuliany, Odesa[20]
Belavia Minsk
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Varna[17]
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas[21]
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus
Condor Frankfurt (begins 30 July 2021)[22]
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn (begins 6 August 2021)[23]
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurghada[21]
FlyErbil Baghdad, Erbil
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Seasonal: Batumi
IrAero Sochi[24]
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv[25]
Korean Air Seasonal charter: Seoul-Incheon[26]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt (begins 13 August 2021)[27]
Middle East Airlines Beirut
MyWay Airlines Tbilisi
NordStar Moscow–Domodedovo
Nordwind Airlines Krasnodar, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Samara, Simferopol
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Monastir
NovairKapan
Seasonal charter: Batumi
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[16][citation needed]
Pegas Fly Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don,[28] Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saratov, Sochi, Stavropol,[29] Ufa,[30] Volgograd, Voronezh
Qatar Airways Doha
Red Wings Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Rossiya Airlines Saint Petersburg[31]
S7 AirlinesAstrakhan (begins 5 August, 2021), Belgorod (begins 5 August, 2021),[32] Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Volgograd
SCAT AirlinesAktau[33]
Seasonal: Nur-Sultan
SkyUp Kyiv–Boryspil, Odesa[34]
Smartavia Moscow–Domodedovo
SpiceJet Seasonal charter: Belgrade, New Delhi
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil
Ural Airlines Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovksy, Nalchik,[35] Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Seasonal: Surgut
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (begins 28 September 2021),[36][37] Larnaca (begins 1 November 2021),[38] Vienna[39]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège[40]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Annual statistics[edit]

2020s
Year 2020[53]
Total passenger traffic 790,827
Departing passenger traffic 388,685
Arriving passenger traffic 402,142
Total freight (tons) 15,733
Exported freight (tons) 10,405
Imported freight (tons) 5,328
Aircraft movements (departure and landing) 4,963

Annual passenger numbers[edit]

See source Wikidata query and sources.


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 PM 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.[54]

Automobile[edit]

The airport is connected via the M5 highway, this highway connects Yerevan to the west of the country, and connects to 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 the centre of Yerevan.[55]

At Zvartnots Airport, you can rent a car from car rental companies. The airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport.

Taxi service[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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