Žilina Airport

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Žilina Airport
Letisko Žilina
Airport type Public
Operator Letisko Žilina a.s.
Serves Žilina
Location Dolný Hričov, Slovakia
Elevation AMSL 1,020 ft / 311 m
Coordinates 49°13′53″N 18°36′48″E / 49.23139°N 18.61333°E / 49.23139; 18.61333
Website www.letisko.sk

Location of airport in Slovakia

Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,150 3,773 Concrete

Žilina Airport (IATA: ILZ, ICAO: LZZI) is an airport serving Žilina, Slovakia. It is located near the village of Dolný Hričov, approximately 10 km west of Žilina itself. The airport is used for both international and domestic flights, as well for private flights, amateur sport flights, air ambulance flights and other special flights. It also serves as primary training airport for students of air transport-related majors at the University of Žilina.


The airport was built in the 1970s to replace the old Brezovský Majer airport, to give way to the growing city of Žilina. The first flight to Prague was done on 4 May 1972, and the airport was officially opened on 2 August 1974.


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