M. R. Štefánik Airport, also called Bratislava-Ivanka, located approximately 9 km northeast of Bratislava city center is the main international airport of Slovakia. In 1993 it was named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, whose aircraft crashed near Bratislava in 1919. The airport is fully owned by the Slovak Republic via the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development.
The airport is only one-hour drive of Vienna (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic) and Győr (Hungary), covering in this way an area of four countries. The airport is a modern, new facility with one terminal and the number of passengers served at Bratislava Airport increases constantly being around 2 200 000 per year at the moment. The capacity of the airport is over 5 million passengers per year.
There are direct flights to a number of destinations in Europe and a number of airlines operate their direct routes to Bratislava – RYANAIR, Pobeda, flydubai, Cyprus Airways, Smartwings, air cairo, Wizz Air