Zvartnots International Airport
|Operator||Armenia International Airports CJSC|
|Hub for||Aircompany Armenia|
Atlantis Armenian Airlines
Fly Armenia Airways
|Elevation AMSL||2,838 ft / 865 m|
Zvartnots International Airport (Armenian: ? , (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ)) is located near Zvartnots, 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It acts as the main international airport of Armenia and is Yerevan's main international transport hub. It is the busiest airport in the country.
The airport was opened in 1961, and following a design competition held in 1970, M. Khachikyan, A. Tarkhanyan, S. Qalashyan, L. Cherkezyan and M. Baghdasaryan won the right to design the first terminal building. The airport was renovated in the 1980s with the development of a new terminal area, in order to meet domestic traffic demands within the Soviet Union.
When Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the growth of cargo shipments resulted in the construction of a new cargo terminal in 1998 that can handle about 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually. In 2001, a 30-year concession agreement for the management of operations at the airport was signed with Armenia International Airports CJSC, owned by Argentine company Corporación America, which is in turn owned by Armenian Argentine businessman Eduardo Eurnekian. As part of that agreement, Armenia International Airports CJSC renovated the runway, main taxiways and ramp. In 2006, a new gate area and arrivals hall opened, followed by an overall improvement of the airport's fire services, including replacing the entire fire-fighting fleet with new vehicles. A new departures and arrivals terminal, car-parking facility with a capacity of 600 vehicles and a government delegation terminal all opened in 2011. On 30 January 2013, Zvartnots airport was named "Best Airport In the CIS" during the Emerging Markets Airports Award (EMAA) ceremonies held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The airport is able to accept aircraft up to and including the Antonov An-225, Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A380. Runway 09 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 metres).
Zvartnots International Airport recently implemented a new flight information display system (FIDS), a new automated and biometric-identification system for baggage check-in and passenger control, as well as the installation of 150 surveillance cameras across airport premises. The access to the boarding area is highly secured with 3 steps, a pre-control, a passport control, and X-ray control. The airport features a Dufry duty-free shop after security, as well as the Converse Bank business class lounge, with a view overlooking the gate area and apron.
In December 2019, yearly passenger flow at Zvartnots International Airport exceeded 3 million passengers for the first time in Armenia's history.
|Aegean Airlines|| Athens |
|Air Cairo||Sharm El Sheikh|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|airBaltic||Seasonal: Riga (begins 2 May 2021)|
|Aircompany Armenia|| Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Vnukovo, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Voronezh |
Seasonal: Baghdad, Beirut
|AlMasria Universal Airlines||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|AMC Airlines||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|Arkia||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|Armenia Airways||Anapa, Tehran-Imam Khomeini|
|Azimuth|| Kaluga,Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa|
|Brussels Airlines||Seasonal: Brussels|
|Bulgaria Air||Seasonal charter: Varna|
|Bulgarian Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Burgas|
|Cham Wings Airlines||Damascus|
|EgyptAir||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|FlyEgypt||Seasonal charter: Hurghada|
|Georgian Airways|| Tbilisi|
|Israir||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|Korean Air||Seasonal charter: Seoul-Incheon |
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw-Chopin|
|Middle East Airlines||Beirut|
|Nordwind Airlines||Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg|
|Nouvelair||Seasonal charter: Monastir|
Seasonal charter: Batumi
|Orange2Fly||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|Pegas Fly||Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don,Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Stavropol,Ufa,Volgograd, Voronezh|
|Red Wings Airlines||Moscow-Domodedovo|
|Rossiya Airlines||Saint Petersburg|
|S7 Airlines||Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk|
|SCAT Airlines||Seasonal: Nur-Sultan|
|Taban Air||Tehran-Imam Khomeini|
|Ural Airlines|| Krasnodar, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Zhukovksy, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg |
|Wizz Air||Abu Dhabi (begins 2 March 2021),Larnaca (begins 29 March 2021),Vienna(resumes 28 March 2021) |
|Total passenger traffic||1,111,400||1,125,698||1,387,002||1,480,000||1,447,397|
|Departing passenger traffic||546,000||562,825||698,614||751,310||729,835|
|Arriving passenger traffic||547,400||562,873||688,388||628,690||717,562|
|Total freight (tons)||9,119||9,276||10,004||10,774||8,400|
|Exported freight (tons)||3,701||4,080||3,515||4,000||3,100|
|Imported freight (tons)||5,418||5,196||6,489||6,700||5,200|
|Aircraft movements (departure and landing)||6,897||6,746||7,953||8,624||8,699|
|Total passenger traffic||1,612,016||1,600,891||1,691,815||1,691,710||2,045,058||1,879,667||2,105,540||2,448,250||2,690,727||3,048,859|
|Departing passenger traffic||816,866||807,953||845,700||830,000||1,019,765||944,373||1,048,153||1,218,340||1,318,344||1,473,019|
|Arriving passenger traffic||795,150||792,944||846,115||861,710||1,025,293||935,294||1,057,387||1,229,910||1,372,383||1,575,840|
|Total freight (tons)||8,800||10,014||12,251||10,361||10,345||10,123||18,269||22,325||18,069||19,511|
|Exported freight (tons)||3,300||4,741||6,687||6,109||6,450||6,607||13,784||16,984||12,010||12,755|
|Imported freight (tons)||5,500||5,273||5,564||4,252||3,895||3,516||4,485||5,341||6,059||6,756|
|Aircraft movements (departure and landing)||9,783||9,858||10,392||8,721||10,409||9,012||9,266||10,621||11,580||13,260|
|Total passenger traffic||790,827|
|Departing passenger traffic||388,685|
|Arriving passenger traffic||402,142|
|Total freight (tons)||15,733|
|Exported freight (tons)||10,405|
|Imported freight (tons)||5,328|
|Aircraft movements (departure and landing)||4,963|
|Update: December 2020|
In 2017 a new express bus service began operation, with regular round-trips between Zvartnots Airport and downtown Yerevan. The number 201 bus leaves the airport every half hour between 7 AM and 11 PM, and every hour between 12 PM and 6 AM. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Operated by Elitebus, a one-way fare costs 300 AMD. The bus terminus is on Amiryan Street, but the bus also makes stops along Mashtots Avenue, at the Yeritasardakan station (where passengers can connect to the Yerevan Metro system), and at the Republic Square.
The airport is connected via the M5 highway, this highway connects Yerevan to the west of the country, and connects to other major highways. By car, the distance from Zvartnots Airport to the centre of Yerevan is 12 kilometers; taking approximately 20 minutes to get to the centre of Yerevan.
At Zvartnots Airport, you can rent a car from car rental companies. The airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport.
In 2019, Zvartnots Airport partnered with Yandex.Taxi, to provide passengers with reliable all-day taxi services from the airport. The average price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Yerevan is about 6000 AMD. Pre-booking taxi services are available.
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