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Chișinău International Airport

Chișinău International Airport

Aeroportul Internațional Chișinău
Chisinau Airport KIV.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorChișinău International Airport Company
ServesChișinău
LocationChișinău, Moldova
Opened1960
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL399 ft / 122 m
Coordinates46°55′40″N 028°55′51″E / 46.92778°N 28.93083°E / 46.92778; 28.93083Coordinates: 46°55′40″N 028°55′51″E / 46.92778°N 28.93083°E / 46.92778; 28.93083
Websiteairport.md
Map
KIV is located in Moldova
KIV
KIV
Location in Moldova
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,590 11,778 Concrete
09/27 2,383 7,818 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Passengers2,995,530
Aircraft movements27,092
Sources: Moldavian AIP at Eurocontrol,[1] statistics[2]

Chișinău International Airport (IATA: KIV, ICAO: LUKK) is Moldova's main international airport, located 13 km (8.1 mi) southeast of the centre of Chișinău, the capital city.[1] It serves as headquarters for Air Moldova, the country's national airline. The IATA airport code KIV is derived from Kishinev (the Russian and former English name of the city).

History

Early years

The first scheduled flights to Chișinău started on 24 June 1926, on the route BucharestGalați–Chișinău and Iași. The flights were operated by CFRNA, later LARES.[3] A commemorative plaque, describing the first flight to Chișinău, was placed in the airport.

The main terminal was built in the 1970s, with a capacity of 1,200,000 passengers per year.

Development since the 1990s

On 31 May 1995, Chișinău Airport was awarded the status of an international airport.

In 2002, following works by the Turkish company Akfen Holding, the airport was modernised. An annex terminal building with an area of 4,270 m2 (46,000 sq ft) was added to the renovated old terminal building of 7,600 m2 (82,000 sq ft). The project covered the construction of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) curtain walls, 3,200 m2 (34,000 sq ft) composite panels, 12,185 m2 (131,160 sq ft) asphalt road, a treatment plant with a capacity of 3,450 m3 (122,000 cu ft) a day, complete mechanical heating, ventilation and electrical systems, along with the X-ray security, luggage handling, master clock, and flight information systems. The annual capacity of the airport had increased to 5.4 million passengers.[4]

Chișinău International Airport is a member of Airports Council International.

Future plans

There are plans to enlarge the airport.[5] The project involves a 19 million loan to Chișinău International Airport for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing runway, taxiways, aprons, and ramps, engineering works, safety equipment and other connected core assets of Chișinău International Airport. The European Investment Bank ('EIB') is considering co-financing alongside the EBRD for up to an equal amount.[6]

Facilities

There were ten check-in desks and five gates at the airport in 2009.[7] VIP and CIP guests are offered special services at the VIP terminal. A visitors' terrace on the second floor opened in December 2006.

Previously passengers had to present their passport, ticket and their registration (of foreigners – which used to be required). Passengers were allowed in the check-in hall. With the introduction of e-tickets and the abolition of the registration for foreigners, the airport reorganised in late 2006. This resulted in a bigger check-in hall and customs control is now after check-in.

Towards the end of 2017, plans for a second runway were unveiled. This runway would take the place of the current taxiway just north of the existing runway. The project began in early 2017. Runway 09–27 started operations on 13 September 2018.[8]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Moldova[9] Beauvais, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Domodedovo, Rome–Fiumicino, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Verona
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
ArkiaSeasonal: Tel Aviv
Austrian AirlinesVienna
BelaviaMinsk
FlyOneEindhoven, [10] Batumi, [11] Dublin, Hahn, Istanbul,[12] Lisbon, London–Luton (begins 21 May 2021),[citation needed] Moscow–Vnukovo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Parma, Tel Aviv,[13] Verona
Seasonal: Batumi (begins 4 June 2021),[14] Eindhoven (begins 3 June 2021),[15] Saint Petersburg[13]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[16] Bodrum,[16] Corfu,[17] Heraklion,[16] İzmir,[16] Rhodes,[18] Sharm El Sheikh[16]
HiSkyBeauvais,[19] Dublin,[19] Frankfurt,[19] Istanbul,[19] Lisbon,[19] Moscow–Domodedovo,[19] Saint Petersburg[19]
LOT Polish AirlinesWarsaw–Chopin
LufthansaFrankfurt
Onur AirSeasonal charter: Antalya[20]
Pegasus AirlinesSeasonal: Antalya[21]
S7 AirlinesSeasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo,[22] Rostov-on-Don[23]
SunExpressSeasonal: Antalya[24]
TAROMBucharest
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Seasonal charter: Antalya[25]
Ukraine International AirlinesKyiv–Boryspil
Wizz Air[26]Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bologna, Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Larnaca, Liverpool,[27][28] London–Luton, Memmingen, Nice, Prague, Rome–Ciampino, Treviso, Turin, Verona, Vienna
Seasonal: Heraklion (begins 16 June 2021)[29]

Statistics

Airport at night
Aerial view of the airport

Traffic

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Year Passengers (total)[2][30][31] Change Aircraft movements (total)[2][32] Change Cargo (tonnes)[2] Change
2000 254,178 N/A 9,521 N/A 2,400
2001 274,662 Increase 8.0% 9,866 Increase 3.6% 1,700
2002 296,431 Increase 7.9% 10,416 Increase 5.5% 1,300
2003 341,695 Increase 15.2% 9,502 Decrease 8.7% 1,300
2004 421,011 Increase 23.2% 10,759 Increase 13.2% 1,400
2005 482,741 Increase 14.6% 11,126 Increase 3.4% 1,700
2006 548,331 Increase 13.5% 10,065 Decrease 9.5% 1,800
2007 688,782 Increase 25.6% 11,623 Increase 15.4% 2,300
2008 847,881 Increase 23.1% 12,935 Increase 11.3% 2,468.8
2009 808,096 Decrease 4.7% 12,355 Decrease 4.5% 2,033.2 Decrease 17.6%
2010 937,030 Increase 15.9% 13,751 Increase 11.3% 2,399.2 Increase 18.0%
2011 1,046,086 Increase 11.6% 15,022 Increase 9.2% 2,666.2 Increase 11.1%
2012 1,220,506 Increase 16.7% 16,113 Increase 7.3% 2,765.4 Increase 3.7%
2013 1,321,236 Increase 8.2% 16,858 Increase 4.6% 2,951.8 Increase 6.7%
2014 1,781,166 Increase 34.8% 19,756 Increase 17.2% 2,923.5 Decrease 0.9%
2015 2,226,441 Increase 25.0% 22,468 Increase 13.7% 2,891.8 Decrease 1.1%
2016 2,206,266 Decrease 0.9% 22,033 Decrease 1.9% 2,774.3 Decrease 4.1%
2017 2,744,465 Increase 24.4% 27,113 Increase 23.1% 3,488.7 Increase 25.7%
2018 2,828,626 Increase 3.1% 27,949 Increase 3.1% 4,186.6 Increase 20.0%
2019 2,995,530 Increase 5.9% 27,092 Decrease 3.0% 3,767.7 Decrease 10.0%

Routes

Busiest international routes at Chișinău Airport by weekly flights
Rank City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(December 2019)[33]
Airlines
1. Russia Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport
Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Vnukovo International Airport
54 Aeroflot
Air Moldova
FlyOne
2. Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport 25 TAROM
3. Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport 18 Air Moldova, Turkish Airlines
4. United Kingdom London Luton Airport
London Southend Airport
London Stansted Airport
18 Wizz Air
FlyOne
Air Moldova
5. Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport 12 Air Moldova, Austrian Airlines
6. Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 11 Air Moldova
Lufthansa
7. Italy Rome Fiumicino Airport
Ciampino Airport
11 Air Moldova
Wizz Air
8. France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Beauvais
10 Air Moldova
Wizz Air
FlyOne
9. Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport
Orio al Serio International Airport
9 Air Moldova
Wizz Air
10. Italy Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport
Treviso Airport
9 Wizz Air

Other facilities

Ground transportation

There are bus and trolleybus lines and rutierele frequently departing from the airport (aerogara). Rutieră line 165 passes through the Botanica district and continues to the city center. The 'AEROGARA' bus departs from Piața D. Cantemir and has intermediate stops in the city center on Stefan Cel Mare street. It also stops at the central railway station 'GARA' bus station. A trolleybus bus with the route 30 operates with a 20-minute interval from June 2017. This is different from rutierele, which may stop at any time, given the driver is notified a few seconds prior. The nearest railway station is Revaca.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Statistică şi indicatori at caa.md
  3. ^ Airline companies in Rumania (1918–1945)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Chișinău International Airport at azworldairports.com
  5. ^ "Error 404". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ "All Press Releases". 16 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ About Chisinau International Airport Archived 2009-07-07 at the Wayback Machine at booking.md
  8. ^ "LIVE! Evenimentul de deschidere oficială a noii piste de aterizare/decolare a Aeroportului Chişinău". Realitatea Live!. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.airmoldova.md/static/filemanager/pdf/AirMoldova_timetable_30_nov_2020.pdf
  10. ^ "FlyOne lanseaza noi rute si primul zbor direct din Moldova spre Olanda". zbordirect.com. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  11. ^ "FlyOne lanseaza primul zbor direct din Moldova spre Batumi, Georgia". zbordirect.com. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  12. ^ https://flyone.eu/ro/About-FLYONE/News/2020/12/01/Un-singur-ora%C8%99--dou%C4%83-continente-FLYONE-lanseaz%C4%83-zborurile-spre-Istanbul-de-la-39-EURO
  13. ^ a b "Moldova's FlyOne to enter Asia with Tel Aviv flights". ch-aviation.com. 6 January 2020.
  14. ^ https://flyone.eu/ro/
  15. ^ "Moldavisch FLYONE start goedkope vluchten naar Eindhoven" [Moldovan FLYONE starts cheap flights to Eindhoven]. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl (in Dutch). 8 February 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Flight Schedules and Airline Availability". tez-tour.com.
  17. ^ https://flyone.eu/ro/About-FLYONE/News/2020/12/01/Un-singur-ora%C8%99--dou%C4%83-continente-FLYONE-lanseaz%C4%83-zborurile-spre-Istanbul-de-la-39-EURO
  18. ^ https://flyone.eu/ro/About-FLYONE/News/2020/12/01/Un-singur-ora%C8%99--dou%C4%83-continente-FLYONE-lanseaz%C4%83-zborurile-spre-Istanbul-de-la-39-EURO
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "HISKY LAUNCHES REGULAR FLIGHTS FROM CHISINAU TO 9 DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE AND ASIA". hisky.aero. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (7 July 2020). "Onur Air schedules Antalya – Chisinau service from July 2020". Routesonline.
  21. ^ https://ftnnews.com/news-from-turkey/41125-turkish-lcc-launches-antalya-chisinau-route
  22. ^ https://boardingpass.ro/ruta-noua-chisinau-rostov-pe-don-cu-s7-airlines-din-30-ianuarie-2021/
  23. ^ https://boardingpass.ro/ruta-noua-chisinau-rostov-pe-don-cu-s7-airlines-din-30-ianuarie-2021/
  24. ^ "SunExpress Announces 2021 Summer Program". ftnnews.com. 23 February 2021.
  25. ^ "Timetable". airport.md.
  26. ^ https://wizzair.com/#/
  27. ^ https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/385471/wizz-air-adds-uk-winter-routes
  28. ^ Liu, Jim. "Wizz Air 4Q20 new routes launch revision as of 25SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Wizz Air va zbura direct din Chisinau spre Insula Creta". ZborDirect. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  30. ^ European Airport Traffic Trends at anna.aero
  31. ^ "Anker-report.com EATS-European Airport Traffic Statistics". The Anker Report.
  32. ^ In 2013 Chisinau International Airport carried a record number of passengers Archived 2016-06-25 at the Wayback Machine at airport.md
  33. ^ "AIRPORT". www.airport.md.
  34. ^ "Contacts Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine." Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 4 November 2011. "Postal address: Republica Moldova, Chisinau, Aeroport, MD-2026"

External links

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