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Craiova International Airport (IATA: CRA, ICAO: LRCV) is located in south-western part of Romania, 7 km (4.3 mi) east[1] of Craiova municipality, one of Romania's largest cities. The airport area is the headquarters of Avioane Craiova (formerly known as IRAv Craiova), the company which built the Romanian IAR-93 and IAR-99 aircraft.

Craiova International Airport

Aeroportul Internaţional Craiova
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorConsiliul Judeţean Dolj
ServesCraiova, Romania
Focus city forWizz Air
Elevation AMSL626 ft / 191 m
Coordinates44°19′05″N 023°53′19″E / 44.31806°N 23.88861°E / 44.31806; 23.88861 (Craiova International Airport)Coordinates: 44°19′05″N 023°53′19″E / 44.31806°N 23.88861°E / 44.31806; 23.88861 (Craiova International Airport)
Websitewww.aeroportcraiova.ro
Map
CRA is located in Romania
CRA
CRA
Location of airport in Romania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,203 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers493,056 Increase 10.2%
Aircraft movements6,793 Increase 14%
Source: Romanian AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1]
Statistics[2][3]

HistoryEdit

A new terminal was opened at Craiova airport in December 2010.[4] Runway renovation works took place in summer 2015. Since July 2014 Craiova Airport is base for Wizz Air which serves 10 destinations in 7 countries. In March 2018, Ryanair announced it would terminate all services at Craiova by October 2018[5] which consist of a single route to Valencia.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Antalya
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Antalya
Wizz Air Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, London–Luton, Rome–Ciampino, Madrid, Tel Aviv (ends 25 October 2019)

StatisticsEdit

Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
2007 5,133
 
 
 
2008 12,988 153%  
 
 
2009 15,130 16.4%  
 
 
2010 23,629 56.1%  
 
 
2011 32,006 35.4%  
 
 
2012 29,626 7.4%   3,394
 
2013 40,291 35.9%  2,246 33.9% 
2014 138,886 244.7%  3,506 56.1% 
2015 116,947 15.8%  2,999 14.5% 
2016 222,320 90.1%  4,018 33.9% 
2017 447,227 101.1%  5,960 48.3% 
2018 493,056 10.2%  6,793 14% 
2019 (Jan-Jul) 294,044 3.7% 

Ground transportationEdit

The airport is connected to the city via bus route 9 (Metro-Central Market-Craiovița Nouă) of the public transport company RAT Craiova. There is a station in front of the airport with all-day service time.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ Craiova Airport in 2013 Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine at newsair.ro (in Romanian)
  3. ^ ORDIN 169/1.801. Planul national de actiune privind reducerea emisiilor de gaze cu efect de seră în domeniul aviatiei civile (in Romanian)
  4. ^ [1] Adevarul, The New Terminal of the Airport Will be Inaugurated in Two Weeks
  5. ^ http://www.business-review.eu/news/ryanair-to-stop-flights-from-oradea-and-craiova-after-closing-timisoara-base-161976
  6. ^ "RAT-Craiova bus schedule". Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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