|Koice International Airport
Medzinárodné letisko Koice
|IATA: KSC ICAO: LZKZ
|Operator||Letisko Koice - Airport Koice, a.s.|
|Elevation AMSL||755 ft / 230 m|
|Source: Slovakian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Koice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Koice) (IATA: KSC, ICAO: LZKZ) serves Koice, Slovakia and is the second largest international airport in Slovakia. It is located 6 km (3.7 mi) to the south of St. Elisabeth Cathedral, 230 m (750 ft) above sea level, covering an area of 3.50 km2 (1.35 sq mi). It serves both scheduled and chartered, domestic and international flights. Airport capacity is currently 800,000 passengers a year.
Construction of today's airport began in 1950 near the suburb of Barca. In 1954 construction began on the first part of the new passenger terminal, hangar and new control tower. In 1955 direct flights began between Koice and Prague. The power supply was enhanced by more powerful transformers in 1962. Increasing traffic required a larger passenger terminal by the mid 1960s. The foundation of the SNP Air Force Academy in 1973 strengthened aviation in the then republic of Czechoslovakia. Between 1974 and 1977 the runway was increased by 1,100 m (3,600 ft), the power supply rebuilt and a lighting system installed to meet CAT II ICAO specifications. Military aviation at the airport stopped in 2004.
The total area of the terminal 1 is 4,456 m2 (47,960 sq ft), of which more than 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) is designed for the travelling public. Facilities include international and domestic departure and domestic gates, aviation and travel agencies, a nursery, a quiet room, and comfortable business lounge. There are also restaurants, car rental booths and small shops.
operated by Tyrolean Airways
|Bulgarian Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Bourgas|
|Nesma Airlines||Seasonal charter: Hurghada|
|SAMair||Seasonal charter: Bourgas|
|SmartWings||Seasonal charter: Bourgas|
|Travel Service||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Bourgas, Corfu, Hurghada, Monastir, Taba|
|Wizz Air||London Luton Airport (begins Aug 2013)|
Passenger throughput and operations since 2000:
|Passenger throughput||125 844||138 083||161 827||187 716||231 410||269 885||343 818||443 448||590 919||352 460||266 858||266 143|
|Cargo handled (tonnes)||277||500||257||322||368||448||323||264||457||446||xxx||xxx|