Bălți International Airport (IATA: BZY, ICAO: LUBL), also known as Bălți-Leadoveni International Airport is one of the two airports serving the city of Bălți, Moldova. Located 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the city center in the north of the country, it is the second largest airport of Moldova, servicing cargo and charter passengers flights.
The Bălți International Airport is located in the northern part of the city of Bălţi.
Bălți International Airport can be easily accessed by car, exiting Bălți in the northern direction, and following the highway E583. Numerous coaches and minibuses used for public transportation connecting Bălți to the northern districts of Moldova stop upon request at the highway-airport access junction.
The construction of infrastructure for Bălți International Airport started in 1970s-1980s, in accordance with the project of the Central Architectural Bureau. After the official opening in late 1980s, the airport was operated by airplanes from Chișinău of the former Moldavian branch of the Soviet Aeroflot company. At that time, it was called Bălți-Leadoveni International Airport.
Since 1980s, Bălți International Airport became the most important airport in the north of Moldova. After the independence of Moldova in 1991, the airport was used by Air Moldova, the state company successor of the remaining airplanes of Aeroflot.
Bălți International Airport used to be a home base for Tu-134 and Tu-154 passenger jets.
For cargo, different modifications of Antonov jets have used the runway.
The state company S.A. "Moldaeroservice", part of the national S.A. "Moldaeroservice" holding, is the operator of Bălți International Airport.
Bălți International Airport is currently used mainly by irregular charter passenger, and more often by cargo flights.