Kosice Airport (code IATA: KSC) is the second largest by the volume of passenger traffic air terminal in Slovakia. Kosice is known to be also the second largest city in Slovakia and a large industrial center of Central Europe. Due to the high business activity in the region, the airport was able to triple the passenger traffic over the past few years. In 2007, more than 400 thousand passengers have through the gates of the airport in Kosice. For comparison: in 2000 there were only 125 thousand passengers.
In Kosice there are lots of industrial enterprises that supply it with business air traffic. Among the largest companies is worth noting the Kosice metallurgical plant, which now is owned by the transatlantic steel conglomerate US Steel. Among major airlines of Kosice are: Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, budget Sky Europe. From the airport Kosice are accomplished regular flights to the British Isles, Greece, Austria, Italy, Egypt and Germany.
Founded in the early 50's of last century, the airport in Kosice had been for a long time an airbase for military aircrafts. Basing of military aviation in Kosice ended in 2004. At the same time the airport opened a new passenger terminal. After corporatization, controlling interest of Kosice Airport was acquired by Airport Vienna.
Kosice Airport is located only 6 kilometers from the city center, between the two suburban areas of Barka and Peresh. From the airport you can be easily reach not only Kosice but also another major city of Slovakia, Presov. The city and the airport are —Āonnected by the regular bus route number 23. The cost of the taxi to the city will be around 10 euro. Taxi parking is located near the exit from the second terminal.