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Koice International Airport

Medzinárodné letisko Koice
Airport typePublic
OperatorLetisko Koice - Airport Koice, a.s.
ServesKoice, Slovakia
Elevation AMSL755 ft / 230 m
Coordinates48°3947N 021°1428E / 48.66306°N 21.24111°E / 48.66306; 21.24111
Location of airport in Slovakia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-189.1%
Aircraft movements6,346
Movements change 17180,7%
Source: "Statistics of FLughafen Wien Group".

Koice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Koice) (IATA: KSC, ICAO: LZKZ) is an international airport serving Koice, Slovakia. It 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 charter, domestic and international flights. Airport capacity is currently 800,000 passengers a year.[1]


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.

In January 2019, the only domestic route of Slovakia, between Bratislava and Koice, was closed down by Czech Airlines.[2]


The total area of 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.

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines serve scheduled and seasonal services to and from Koice Airport:[3]

Austrian Airlines Vienna
Cyprus Airways Seasonal: Corfu (begins 16 June 2020),[4] Larnaca
Czech Airlines Prague
Eurowings Düsseldorf
LOT Polish Airlines WarsawChopin
Ryanair LondonStansted (begins 1 April 2020)[5]
Smartwings Seasonal: Antalya,[6] Burgas,[7] Heraklion,[7] Larnaca,[7] Rhodes[7]
Wizz Air LondonLuton


Passenger throughput and operations since 2000:

Year Passengers Change Cargo (tonnes)
2000 125,844 277
2001 138,083 +9.7% 500
2002 161,827 +17.2% 257
2003 187,716 +16.0% 322
2004 231,410 +23.3% 368
2005 269,885 +16.6% 448
2006 343,818 +27.4% 323
2007 443,448 +29.0% 264
2008 590,919 +33.3% 457
2009 352,460 40.4% 446
2010 266,858 24.3%
2011 266,143 0.3%
2012 235,754 11.4%
2013 237,165 +0.6%
2014 356,750 +50.4%
2015 410,400 +15.0%
2016 436,696 +6.4% 88
2017 496,708 +13.7% 106
2018 542,026[8] +9.1% 65
506,923[9] +5.5% 36
Busiest routes to and from Koice Airport (Winter 2019/2020)
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
Vienna Vienna International Airport
Austrian Airlines
Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague
Czech Airlines
Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport
LOT Polish Airlines
London London Luton Airport
Wizz Air UK
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport
Busiest charter routes to and from Koice Airport (summer 2018)[8]
Destionation Number of passengers Airlines
Antalya 44,990
Travel Service Slovakia
Burgas 28,440
Bulgarian Air Charter,
Travel Service Slovakia
Hurghada 15,508
Nesma Airlines,
Travel Service Slovakia
1.^ Six of these flights have layover in Budapest.


External links

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