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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.

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
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 (2018)
Number of PassengersIncrease 2,690,727
Passenger change 17-18Increase9.9%
Source: Armenian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

HistoryEdit

 
A view of the old terminal on the left (no longer in use) and the new arrivals hall on the right in 2007

The airport was opened in 1961,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

OverviewEdit

The airport is able to accept aircraft up to and including the Antonov An-225, Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A380.[3][5][6] Runway 09 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 metres).[7]

 
Check-in hall
 
Departures hall and gates

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.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion
Seasonal charter: Rhodes, Thessaloniki
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Cairo Seasonal: Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga (resumes 3 May 2020)[8]
Aircompany Armenia Baghdad, Beirut, Lyon, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Voronezh
Charter: Van
Seasonal charter: Al Najaf, Aqaba, Barcelona, Batumi, Erbil, Heraklion, Kos, Kuwait, Larnaca, Patras, Rhodes, Rimini, Sulaimaniyah, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Varna, Venice
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
AMC Airlines Seasonal: Hurghada
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Armenia Airways Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Atlantis Armenian Airlines Seasonal: Batumi
AtlasGlobal Istanbul
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azimuth Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol
Belavia Minsk
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Varna
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh
FlyErbil Baghdad, Erbil
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Seasonal: Batumi
Iran Aseman Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Kish Air Seasonal charter: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Korean Air Seasonal charter: Seoul–Incheon
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Cairo
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Hurghada
Pegas Fly Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod (begins 2 November 2019), Rostov-on-Don (begins 30 October 2019),[9] Saint Petersburg, Sochi
Qatar Airways Doha
Red Wings Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Ryanair Bergamo (begins 14 January 2020),[10] Berlin–Schönefeld (begins 31 March 2020),[10] Rome–Ciampino (begins 14 January 2020)[10]
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
SCAT AirlinesSeasonal: Nur-Sultan
SkyUp Kiev–Boryspil
Seasonal: Odessa
Smartavia Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg
TAROM Bucharest
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Seasonal: Odessa
Ural Airlines Krasnodar, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Seasonal: Surgut
UVT Aero Seasonal: Kazan
Zagros Airlines Seasonal charter: Tehran–Imam Khomeini

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
ATRAN Moscow–Vnukovo
Fars Air Qeshm Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Pouya Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Ukraine Air Alliance Istanbul–Atatürk

Traffic and statisticsEdit

Annual statisticsEdit

Year 2005[11] 2006[12] 2007[12] 2008[13] 2009[14] 2010[14] 2011[15] 2012[16] 2013[17] 2014[17] 2015[18] 2016[19] 2017[20] 2018[21]
Total passenger traffic 1,111,400 1,125,698 1,387,002 1,480,000 1,447,397 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
Departing passenger traffic 546,000 562,825 698,614 751,310 729,835 816,866 807,953 845,700 830,000 1,019,765 944,373 1,048,153 1,218,340 1,318,344
Arriving passenger traffic 547,400 562,873 688,388 628,690 717,562 795,150 792,944 846,115 861,710 1,025,293 935,294 1,057,387 1,229,910 1,372,383
Total freight (tons) 9,119 9,276 10,004 10,774 8,400 8,800 10,014 12,251 10,361 10,345 10,123 18,269 22,325 18,069
Exported freight (tons) 3,701 4,080 3,515 4,000 3,100 3,300 4,741 6,687 6,109 6,450 6,607 13,784 16,984 12,010
Imported freight (tons) 5,418 5,196 6,489 6,700 5,200 5,500 5,273 5,564 4,252 3,895 3,516 4,485 5,341 6,059
Aircraft movements (departure and landing) 6,897 6,746 7,953 8,624 8,699 9,783 9,858 10,392 8,721 10,409 9,012 9,266 10,621 11,580

Annual passenger numbers (millions)Edit

 
Update: September 2019

Ground transportationEdit

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, conducting regular round trips between Zvartnots airport and downtown Yerevan. A bus leaves every half hour between 7 AM and 10 PM, and every hour between 10:30 PM and 7 AM. Operated by Elitebus, a one-way fare costs 300 dram and the bus makes stops in downtown Yerevan where passengers can board or disembark at several stations including, Yeritasardakan Metro where passengers can connect to the Yerevan Metro system, Abovyan and Sayat-Nova street intersection, Republic Square, Amiryan Street and Mashtots Avenue.[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "About us - Zvartnots". Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b administrator. "Airports". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Armenia's Zvartnots named best airport in CIS". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Armats.am – Aerodrome ground Movement and Aircraft Parking Chart" (PDF). Armats.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ Airport website – Handles any type of modern commercial aircraft Archived 10 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "armats". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (9 October 2019). "airBaltic expands Riga network in S20". routesonline.com.
  9. ^ "Ростов-на-Дону и Ереван может связать новый авиарейс". rostov.aif.ru. «Аргументы и Факты». 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Ryanair to start flights from Armenia in January 2020". armradio.am. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  11. ^ General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia – 2005–2006 Statistics Archived 31 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ a b General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia – 2006–2007 Statistics Archived 31 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ 2008 Statistics for Zvartnots airport[permanent dead link] Dead link
  14. ^ a b "Overall passenger transportation via Zvartnots airport reached 1.6mln in 2010". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Zvartnots Airport serviced over 1,6 million passengers in 2011". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Zvartnots Airport posts passenger traffic of 1,7 mln in 2012". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  17. ^ a b administrator. "Statistics 2013-2014". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  18. ^ General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia – 2014–2015 Statistics Archived 26 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "Վիճակագրություն". Aviation.am. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Armenian airports see 20.6% growth in passenger traffic in 2017". panorama.am. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ "Yerevan: New Schedule for Zvartnots Airport Express Bus - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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