Donetsk International Airport
|Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт "Донецьк"
|IATA: DOK – ICAO: UKCC|
|Hub for||Wind Rose Aviation
Wizz Air Ukraine
|Elevation AMSL||238 m / 781 ft|
|Source: Ukrainian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Донецьк") (IATA: DOK, ICAO: UKCC) is an airport located 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Donetsk, Ukraine. It was built in the 1940s and 1950s and rebuilt in 1973 and again from 2011 to 2012.
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In the 1990s, Donetsk Airport experienced a number of criminal incidents. On November 3, 1996, a group of assassins opened indiscriminate fire at the plane of prominent local businessman Yevhen Shcherban as passengers disembarked on the apron. Shcherban and his wife were killed, together with an airport ground technician and the plane's flight engineer was lethally wounded.
In accordance with the program of Donetsk for Euro 2012 in 2011, the Ukrainian construction company "Altcom" constructed a new airport terminal, which had been developed by experts from Croatia. On July 26, 2011, Borys Kolesnikov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Infrastructure, opened a new runway at the airport with a length of 4000 m and a width of 75 m. Two days later, the runway began to take regular and charter flights. On May 14, 2012, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, opened a new seven-story terminal with a capacity of 3,100 passengers per hour[clarification needed]. The new airport is projected to be able to serve up to 5 million passengers a year, making it the second busiest in Ukraine, and the new runway will allow the airport to take any modern aircraft (including the largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov An-225 Mriya). There are plans to build an ultra-modern exhibition center, multimedia center and business city by the airport.
Airlines and destinations
Accidents and incidents
- On 13 February 2013 South Airlines Flight 8971 crashed when the plane overshot the runway as it attempted an emergency landing, resulting in 5 fatalities.
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- EAD Basic
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- Донецкая мафия: Щербань Евгений (Ukrainian)
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Media related to Donetsk International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- (English) Donetsk Airport official website
- Current weather for UKCC at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for DOK at Aviation Safety Network