Zvartnots International Airport

Զվարթնոց Միջազգային Oդանավակայան
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Summary
Airport typeInternational
OperatorArmenia International Airports CJSC
ServesYerevan
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Opened1961
Hub forAircompany Armenia
Armenia Airways
Fly Arna
FlyOne Armenia
Shirak Avia
Elevation AMSL2,838 ft / 865 m
Coordinates40°08′50″N 044°23′45″E / 40.14722°N 44.39583°E / 40.14722; 44.39583
Websitezvartnots.aero
Map
EVN is located in Armenia
EVN
EVN
Location of airport in Armenia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,850 12,631 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2021)
Number of PassengersIncrease 2,278,212
Passenger change 20-21Increase 65.29%
Source: Armenian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1][2]

Zvartnots International Airport (Armenian: Զվարթնոց միջազգային օդանավակայան, romanizedZvart'nots' mijazgayin ōdanavakayan) (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ) is located near Zvartnots, 15 km (9.3 mi) west[1] 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.

History

The airport was opened in 1961,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Overview

The airport is able to accept aircraft up to and including the Antonov An-225, Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A380.[4][6][7] Runway 09 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 metres).[8]

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 three 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 addition, the airport features a HayPost office, a pharmacy, several dining options and cafes, a Europcar, Beeline, VivaCell MTS, Ardshinbank, as well as, HSBC, VTB Bank and Ameriabank ATMs.

In December 2019, yearly passenger flow at Zvartnots International Airport exceeded 3 million passengers for the first time in Armenia's history.[9]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Zvartnots as of 29 July 2022:

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki (begins 29 May 2023)[10]
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Larnaca, Rhodes
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Yekaterinburg-Kolstovo, Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo, Sochi, Volgograd
Seasonal: Samara-Tolyatti Kurumoch
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Cairo Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Moldova Chișinău (begins 10 December 2022)[11]
Air Montenegro Seasonal charter: Podgorica[12]
airBaltic Riga (begins 16 May 2023)[13]
Aircompany Armenia Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Moscow–Vnukovo, Tbilisi
Seasonal: Baghdad, Hurghada, Mineralnye Vody, Voronezh
Armenia Airways Moscow–Vnukovo, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Seasonal: Batumi
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azimuth Kaluga, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Sochi, Ufa
Belavia Minsk
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
Cham Wings Airlines Aleppo
Condor Frankfurt[14]
Cyprus Airways Larnaca
European Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn[15]
Fly Arna Hurghada, Moscow–Domodedovo,[16] Sharm El Sheikh, Sochi[17]
Fly Baghdad Baghdad
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh[18]
FlyErbil Baghdad, Erbil
FlyOne Chișinău
FlyOne Armenia Chișinău, Istanbul, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa (begins 15 December 2022),[19] Moscow–Domodedovo,[20] Moscow–Vnukovo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg,[20] Sochi, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg (begins 19 October 2022)
Seasonal: Antalya
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Seasonal: Barcelona, Belgrade, Burgas, Heraklion, Larnaca, Venice, Moscow-Vnukovo
IrAero Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Iran Airtour Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir Airlines Tel Aviv (begins 1 November 2022)[citation needed]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt[21]
Middle East Airlines Beirut
NordStar Moscow–Domodedovo (suspended)
Nordwind Airlines Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk,[22] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg (all suspended)
Seasonal: Samara (suspended)
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Monastir
Pegas Fly Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov-on-Don,[23] Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saratov, Sochi, Stavropol, Ufa, Volgograd, Voronezh (all suspended)
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Red Wings Airlines Chelyabinsk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg
Rossiya Airlines Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi,[24] Volgograd[25]
S7 AirlinesAstrakhan, Belgorod, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Volgograd (all suspended)
SCAT AirlinesAktau[26]
Seasonal: Astana
Shirak Avia Moscow–Vnukovo,[27] Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Ufa (begins 2 November 2022)[citation needed]
Sky Express Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki
SkyUp Kyiv–Boryspil, Odesa (both suspended)[28]
Transavia Seasonal: Paris–Orly[29]
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil (suspended)
UR Airlines Seasonal: Erbil
Ural Airlines Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Nalchik,[30] Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg (all suspended)
Seasonal: Anapa (suspended)
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Tyumen[31]
Seasonal: Surgut
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi,[32][33] Larnaca,[34] Milan–Malpensa (begins 10 January 2023),[35] Rome–Fiumicino,[36] Vienna,[37] Vilnius[38]
Yamal Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège[39]
Swiftair Cologne/Bonn,[citation needed] Tbilisi[citation needed]

Traffic and statistics

New terminal building
New terminal building
Check-in hall
Check-in hall
Departures hall and gates
Departures hall and gates

Annual statistics

2020s
Year 2020[2] 2021[52]
Total passenger traffic 790,827 2,278,212
Departing passenger traffic 388,685 1,155,765
Arriving passenger traffic 402,142 1,122,447
Total freight (tons) 15,733 17,321[a]
Exported freight (tons) 10,405 8,803
Imported freight (tons) 5,328 8,518
Aircraft movements (departure and landing) 4,963 10,106

Annual passenger numbers

Annual passenger traffic at EVN airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transportation

Bus routes and subway service

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 AM 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.[53]

Automobile

The airport is accessed from the M5 highway, which connects Yerevan with the west of the country and 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.[54]

At Zvartnots Airport, cars from car rental companies are available. The airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are within the reach of the airport.

Taxi service

In 2019, Zvartnots Airport partnered with Yandex.Taxi to provide passengers with taxi services from the airport.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Including postal items

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