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Chi?in?u International Airport

Aeroportul Interna?ional Chi?in?u
Chisinau Airport KIV.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorChi?in?u International Airport Company
ServesChi?in?u
LocationChi?in?u, 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 to be activated 2,383 7,818 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2,828,626Increase
Aircraft movements27,949Increase
Sources: Moldavian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics[2]
Aircraft movements (data for 2015)[3]

Chi?in?u International Airport (IATA: KIV, ICAO: LUKK) is Moldova's main international airport, located 13 km (8.1 mi) southeast of the centre of Chi?in?u, 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 name of the city).

History

Early years

The first scheduled flights to Chi?in?u started on 24 June 1926, on the route Bucharest - Gala?i - Chi?in?u and Ia?i. The flights were operated by CFRNA, later LARES.[4] A commemorative plaque, describing the first flight to Chi?in?u, 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 Chi?in?u Airport was awarded the status of an international airport.

In 2002, following works by the Turkish company Akfen Holding, the airport was modernized. 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 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.[5]

Chi?in?u International Airport is a member of Airports Council International.

Future plans

There are plans to enlarge the airport.[6] The project involves EUR19 million loan to Chi?in?u 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 Chi?in?u International Airport. The European Investment Bank ('EIB') is considering co-financing alongside the EBRD for up to an equal amount.[7]

Facilities

There were ten check-in desks and five gates at the airport in 2009.[8] VIP and CIP guests are offered special services at the VIP terminal. A visitors' terrace in 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 reorganized 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.[9].

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
DHL Aviation Bucharest

Statistics

Airport at night
Aerial view of the airport

In graph

See source Wikidata query.

Traffic

Routes

Other facilities

Ground transportation

There are bus and trolleybus lines and rutierele frequently departing from the airport (aerogara). Rutier? line 165 passes through the Botanica district and continues to the city center. The 'AEROGARA' bus departs from Pia?a 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ European Airport Traffic Trends at anna.aero
  3. ^ In 2013 Chisinau International Airport carried a record number of passengers at airport.md
  4. ^ Airline companies in Rumania (1918-1945)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Chi?in?u International Airport at azworldairports.com
  6. ^ "Error 404". Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "All Press Releases". 16 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ About Chisinau International Airport Archived 2009-07-07 at the Wayback Machine at booking.md
  9. ^ "LIVE! Evenimentul de deschidere oficial? a noii piste de aterizare/decolare a Aeroportului Chi?in?u". Realitatea Live!. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Anna.aero European Airport Traffic Trends". Anna.aero.
  11. ^ "Anker-report.com EATS-European Airport Traffic Statistics". The Anker Report.
  12. ^ "Civil Aviation Authority Republic of Moldova Statistics". CAA Republic of Moldova.
  13. ^ "Civil Aviation Authority Republic of Moldova Statistics". CAA Republic of Moldova.
  14. ^ "Civil Aviation Authority Republic of Moldova Statistics". CAA Republic of Moldova.
  15. ^ "AIRPORT". www.airport.md.
  16. ^ "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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