Košice International Airport

Košice International Airport
Medzinárodné letisko Košice
Airport type Public
Operator Letisko Košice - Airport Košice, a.s.
Serves Košice, Slovakia
Location Barca
Elevation AMSL 755 ft / 230 m
Coordinates 48°39′47″N 021°14′28″E / 48.66306°N 21.24111°E / 48.66306; 21.24111
Website airportkosice.sk

Location of airport in Slovakia

Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 410,449
Source: "Kosice Airport". 

Košice International Airport (Slovak: Medzinárodné letisko Košice) (IATA: KSC, ICAO: LZKZ) is an international airport serving Košice, 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 Košice 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 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

Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
Czech Airlines Bratislava, Kiev-Boryspil, Prague
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada
operated by Travel Service Slovakia[2]
Seasonal: Burgas, Heraklion, Rhodes, Prague
Travel Service Slovakia Seasonal charter: Antalya, Burgas, Corfu, Hurghada, Monastir, Rhodes, Tirana
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Wizz Air Bristol,[3] Doncaster/Sheffield, London-Luton


Aerial view of Košice Airport

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%
1-6/2016 168,648 +17.5%


  1. "Technical information - Airport Košice". Košice International Airport. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  2. "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com.
  3. Tore, Iuliia (13 August 2015). "Wizz Air announces a new route from Kosice to Bristol". RusTourismNews. Retrieved 10 November 2015.

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