Henri Coanda

"Imagine in the future an airplane that takes off vertically, flies as usual and lands vertically"

Historic

In 1938, on January 27, Carol II decreed the establishment of "an airport in Craiova, which will also serve as a military airfield, in case of war...". Starting from that year, the Craiova Airport "affected to the public air transport of passengers and cargo" operated on the current site. At that time, take-off and landing were done on a dirt runway with dimensions of 1000 x 200 m. Between 1938 and 1956, passenger services were almost non-existent, lacking the comfort that passengers enjoy today. Between 1950 and 1952, a concrete runway with dimensions of 2000 x 60 m was built and the first facilities were made with means of approach and landing consisting of 2 NDBs. On May 6, 1957, the first air line was opened, Craiova - Bucharest, with Russian LI-2 airplanes. In 1959, the building where the airport's control tower and dispatcher are today was built, and AN-2 aircraft were used until 1962, when modern IL-14 aircraft were used for those years. This type of aircraft served the Craiova - Bucharest route until 1972.
Also between 1959 and 1972, the runway was expanded to 2500 x 60 m and a 380 x 14 m taxiway and a 75 x 110 m platform for embarkation and disembarkation, both made of concrete, were built. Between 1972 and 1989, the Craiova - Bucharest route was served by AN-24 and IL-18 aircraft, the technical body, the passenger waiting room, the emission center and the protocol lounge of the airport were built. The revolution of 1989 and the transition to a market economy in Romania led to a decrease in the number of TAROM company flights, which meant the cessation of regular domestic flights starting in 1994. From 1995, Craiova Airport was opened to domestic and international traffic, serving only charter flights. Starting from March 29, 2007, Carpatair flights on the Craiova-Timisoara connection were officially launched, to 15 destinations in Italy, Greece and Germany. The entire developing region of SW Romania will have at its disposal the fastest and most comfortable transport route to other destinations in Europe
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Craiova International Airport

✈ It serves both passenger traffic and aircraft traffic, being the second largest airport in Southwest Romania.
✈ It has a modern infrastructure, and the main concerns are:
The best services
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Tour Agents
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Sorin Manda

Director General of Craiova International Airport

The policies of the airport aim to offer a permanent improvement of the system, of the equipment and based on a complementary logistics, we aim at the connection with the other transport systems (cars, train), thus offering an interregional and traffic communication as fluent as possible. The increase in the number of tourists who prefer air transport instead of other means of transport, represents a part of the potential customers for flights from / to Craiova.
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Description and objectives

Craiova International Airport serves both passenger traffic and aircraft movements in the South-West area of Romania. Craiova International Airport has modern infrastructure, the main concerns being related to the continuous increase in the quality of the services provided, the conditions for the arrival, departure and ground handling of aircraft in national and/or international traffic, the provision of airport services for the transit of people, goods and post, as well as services of national public interest, protecting at the same time the natural resources of the environment.
The main interest of Craiova Airport is the constant increase in the quality of the services undertaken, the conditions ensured during departures, arrivals and during ground operations or the parking of aircraft flying internally and externally. At the same time, it offers airport services for the transit of people and goods, as well as for postal services and those aimed at the national public interest, also pursuing the protection of the natural resources of the environment.
Thus, the entire developing region of South-West Romania has at its disposal the fastest and most comfortable means of transport to other destinations in Europe, being able to take over at the moment a flow of 600 passengers per hour and also being the only one that serves the 2.3 million inhabitants of Oltenia.

Airport Technique

Craiova Airport has:

runway with dimensions of 2500 x 45 m, PCN 46 F/C/W/T taxiway with surface: 380m X 25m, PCN 46 F/C/W/T embarkation/disembarkation platform on the surface of 24,000 m², 8 seats of parking for type C aircraft, PCN 52 R/D/W/T
As means of air navigation, we mention:
ILS Cat I, D/VOR DME ;
Approach light system: on direction 27, cat. II-III -900 m, and on direction 09, inaccuracy - 420 m.
Airport Security
At Craiova Airport, the security system complies with ICAO rules, with 6 X-Ray devices available (RAPISCAN) with the possibility of processing a no. of 600 passengers/hour, having 2 separate flows of passengers and luggage for departures and arrivals.

Located at a distance of 7 km from the center of Craiova, along the Craiova - Bucharest route, the airport serves the entire area of Oltenia, being the closest air gateway for the 5 counties: Dolj, Gorj, Mehedinti, Olt and Valcea.

Thus, the entire developing region of South-West Romania has at its disposal the fastest and most comfortable means of transport to other destinations in Europe, being able to take over at the moment a flow of 600 passengers per hour and also being the only one that serves the 2.3 million inhabitants of Oltenia.

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