Zvartnots International Airport is located near Zvartnots, 12 km west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It acts as the main international airport of Armenia and isYerevan's main international transport hub. It is the busiest airport in the nation. The airport was renovated in the 1980s with the development of a new terminal area, in order to meet domestic traffic demands within the Soviet Union.
When Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the growth of cargo shipments resulted in the construction of a new cargo terminal in 1998 that can handle about 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually.
On 14 September 2006 the newly built arrivals hall was opened. The new international terminal with its departures section was opened on 1 June 2007.