Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport
|Kyiv (Zhuliany) International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт "Київ" (Жуляни)
|IATA: IEV – ICAO: UKKK
– WMO: 33345
|Elevation AMSL||587 ft / 179 m|
Kyiv (Zhuliany) International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Київ" (Жуляни)) (IATA: IEV, ICAO: UKKK) is one of the two passenger airports of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. It is located in the Zhuliany neighbourhood in the south of the city.
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The airport is known since 1923 as a military airfield that was used by the Ukrainian Airways (Ukrainian Society of Air Communications) which in 1934 was completely integrated within Aeroflot as its regional administration. The airport terminal was built only after the World War II in 1949. Until the 1960s, Zhuliany was the only passenger airport serving Kiev. In the 1960s the larger Boryspil International Airport was built near the city of Boryspil, replacing Zhuliany as the main airport serving the city. Since that time the old "Kiev" airport became commonly known just as "Zhuliany" (or Kyiv-Zhuliany), while it still keeps the official "Kyiv" name.
In Soviet times Kyiv-Zhuliany was used for domestic flights only. After independence it began receiving international flights from nearby countries, increasingly since 2000s when Ukraine's civil aviation started booming. On 27 March 2011, Wizz Air moved all its operations to 'Zhuliany' from the Boryspil Airport, - starting the new era of around-the-clock flights at the airport and increasing the passenger traffic by 1520%.
Surrounded by major railways, highways and residential districts, the airport has no possibility to expand its runway. Therefore, it is limited in types of aircraft that are certified to operate at the airport (currently up to MTOW Boeing 737/Airbus A320 aircraft). However, other parts of the airport infrastructure are being developed. The new "A" terminal opened on 17 May 2012, and will receive all international flights. Projects for expanding Zhuliany's taxiways and aircraft parking lots considered as well.
Airlines and destinations
Public transport connections
The Airport is connected to the city's main highway infrastructure via the Povitroflotskyi Avenue, and served by a number of city transport routes, including:
- Bus Route 9: 'Kiev' Airport-Central railway station (transfer for metro at Vokzalna Station - Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line)
- Trolleybus Route 22: 'Kiev' Airport-Olzhycha Street (transfer for metro at Dorohozhychi Station - Syretsko-Pecherska Line)
- Bus Route 78: 'Kiev' Airport-Vasylkivska Metro Station(transfer for metro - Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line),
as well as private bus routes.
Car parking facilities at the airport itself are limited, however, long stay parking can be found in the airport's immediate vicinity. Taxis can often be found waiting directly outside of the terminal, in the passenger drop-off/pick-up area.
The airport's passenger terminal is located about 0.5 km away from the Kiev-Volynskyi rail station - a stop for elektrichka commuter trains as well as for the new intracity Urban Electric Train service.
Future Metro connection
Plans for the Podilsko-Vyhurivska Line, which is now under construction elsewhere in the city, include the Airport transfer station from the 'Zhulyany' Airport. The station is expected to be constructed by 2020.
The construction of the new international terminal of the airport which started in August, 2007 is now catching up. As of October, 2011, the construction was expected to finish by April, 2012. The new terminal will be able to handle up to 550 passengers per hour.
Neighboring aviation facilities
A major aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company, ARP-410, adjoins the airport.
In 2003, the Ukraine State Aviation Museum was created in one of the industrial estates neighboring the airport. It is the largest aviation museum in Ukraine, exhibiting some unique Soviet examples including original prototypes for famous airliners.
Ukrainian Air Force maintains a small training facility in the vicinity of the Zhuliany airport.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Kyiv Zhuliany Airport|
- Official website of the airport
- Photos from the Ukrainian state aviation museum at Zhulyany airport
- Airport information for UKKK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- NOAA/NWS current weather observations
- ASN Accident history for UKKK