Craiova International Airport - details and images

Craiova International Airport is an airport in Romania. It is located in the eastern city of Craiova, Craiova Pitesti DN65 linking. The airport has connections to European destinations in Italy, Greece, Germany and Moldova, with the connection that is at International Airport by airline Carpatair.

In 1938, on 27 January, Charles II decreed the establishment of "an airport in Craiova, to serve as a military airfield in case of war (...)". Since that year, Craiova Airport worked on this site. Take-off and landing were made at that time on a track of land with dimensions of 1000 x 200 m. Between 1938 and 1956 passenger services were virtually nonexistent.

Between 1950 and 1952 he built a concrete runway measuring 2000 x 60 meters and facilities have made the first approach and landing means consisting of two NDB's. On 6 May 1957 opened its first airline, Craiova - Bucharest, Russian planes LI-2. In 1959 the building was built where today the airport control tower and control center and it was the use of AN-2 aircraft until 1962 when he started using modern aircraft, for those years, an IL-14. This type of aircraft has served the race Craiova - Bucharest until 1972.

Also in the period 1959 - 1972 has extended the track dimensions 2500 x 60 m and was constructed by rolling a 380 x 14 m and a loading platform - 75 x 110 m landing, both in concrete. Between 1972 and 1989, route Craiova - Bucharest was served by the Antonov An-24 planes and Ilyushin Il-18 was built technical staff, passengers waiting hall, broadcast center and airport lounge entertainment.

Revolution of 1989 and the transition to market economy in Romania, have lowered the number of flights TAROM, which meant ceasing regular domestic flights since 1994. Since 1995, Craiova Airport was opened domestic and international traffic, serving only charter flights.

Since 2007 the airport in Craiova was reactivated when the company announced that it opens Carpatair scheduled to Timisoara where passengers were to be divided for different company's international destinations.

Destination: Timisoara (hub) operated by Carpatair, Rome (direct): operated by Carpatair; Milan (direct): operated by Carpatair

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