Bratislava International Airport, also known as M.R. Stefanik Airport, is served by more than a dozen European airline companies. All of the airlines use the single terminal building at Slovakia’s largest airport. The check-in counters and ticket sale stands for the airlines are located in the public lobby area of the terminal building. The Arrival Concourse and Departure Concourse for all airlines are two main sections of the Bratislava International Airport that are only accessible to passengers.
The busiest airline at Bratislava International Airport is the Irish low-cost company Ryanair. This airline operates a year round schedule featuring trips to major destinations in Europe. Ryanair connects Slovakia’s capital city to some of the largest cities in the United Kingdom including Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London. In fact, this busy Irish carrier offers flights to two major airports in England’s capital city; Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport.
In addition to offering flights to the Italian city of Bergamo, Ryanair also takes passengers to Italy’s capital city Rome. However, the flights are to Rome-Ciampino Airport, which is a regional airport that actually serves as a major international hub for Ryanair. During the peak season, Ryanair also takes tourists to popular destinations in Spain such as Girona, Malaga, and Palma de Mallorca.
The M.R. Stefanik Airport serves as a base for Danube Wings. All year long, this small regional Slovakian airline connects Bratislava with Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia. During certain seasons, Danube Wings takes its customers to popular Croatian destinations of Split and Zadar, which are two major resort destinations located along the Adriatic Sea.
Only a few other airlines at Bratislava International Airport provide year round scheduled flights. Norwegian Air Shuttle offers flights to the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The Israeli airline Sun d’Or offers trips to Tel-Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, the largest airport in Israel. Moscow-Vnukovo International Airport is accessible via UTair Aviation, a major Russian airline company.
All of the other airlines at Bratislava International Airport provide charter flights to popular vacation destinations in Europe, Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Middle East. The list of charter airlines at M.R. Stefanik Airport includes Air Cairo, Bulgarian Air Charter, Freebird Airlines, Samair, and Tunisair. Travel Service Slovakia is by far the busiest charter airline at Slovakia’s largest airport. This small carrier offers trips to more than a dozen destinations such as Canary Islands, Corfu, Balearic Islands, Malta, and Rhodes.