Profile: M.R. Štefánik Airport - Bratislava

Bratislava's airport was named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a Slovak hero who contributed to the enrichment of Slovak politics, science and diplomacy. It covers 477 hectares at an elevation of 132 meters, and is situated 9 km northeast of the center of Bratislava, 15 km from the border with Austria, and only 60 km from Vienna's international airport in Schwechat.
In 1994 the passenger terminal was extended, winning the airport the prestigious Construction of the Year prize from the Chamber of the Slovak Architects . The airport can handle a maximum 720 passengers per day, or 1.8 million passengers per year.
Currently, there are two criss-crossing concrete runaways . One runway is 2,900 meters long and 60 meters wide, and the other is 3,190 meters long and 45m wide. Reconstruction of the air traffic control tower will be completed in 1998.

Bratislava's airport was named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a Slovak hero who contributed to the enrichment of Slovak politics, science and diplomacy. It covers 477 hectares at an elevation of 132 meters, and is situated 9 km northeast of the center of Bratislava, 15 km from the border with Austria, and only 60 km from Vienna's international airport in Schwechat.

In 1994 the passenger terminal was extended, winning the airport the prestigious Construction of the Year prize from the Chamber of the Slovak Architects . The airport can handle a maximum 720 passengers per day, or 1.8 million passengers per year.

Currently, there are two criss-crossing concrete runaways . One runway is 2,900 meters long and 60 meters wide, and the other is 3,190 meters long and 45m wide. Reconstruction of the air traffic control tower will be completed in 1998.

The main carriers at the airport are: Hemusair, Air Slovakia, České aerolínie, Aeroflot, Tatra Air, Air Ukraina, SK Air, Croatia Airlines, Spannair, Swissair and Onur Air.

Main destination points range from southern Europe in the summer months to CIS countries in the winter. For example: Antalya, Athens, Rhodos, Heraklion, Split, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Kavala, Korfu, Málaga, Sofia, Tunis, Tel Aviv and Kuwait as well as Leipzig, Prague, Moscow or Zurich. Winter designations include Brno, Košice, Kyjev, Larnaka, Moscow, Sofia, Prague, Tel Aviv, Treviso, Tunis and Zurich.

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