Luhansk International Airport
|Lugansk International Airport
"Міжнародний аеропорт Луганськ"
|IATA: VSG – ICAO: UKCW
|Elevation AMSL||636 ft / 194 m|
Luhansk International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Луганськ") was an airport in Luhansk, Ukraine (IATA: VSG, ICAO: UKCW). The airport is located 20 km (12 miles) south of the city center, 9 km to the city limit. It has been nearly completely destroyed during the 2014 War in Donbass.
Airlines and destinations
Luhansk used to have seasonal charter flights, mainly to Turkey and Greece. As of August 2014 all of them have been suspended due to the massive damage the airport received during the ongoing conflict.
Accidents and incidents
- On 14 June 2014, a Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft was shot down on approach to Luhansk, killing all 49 people on board. This was the severest loss suffered by the Ukrainian military since the start of the pro-Russian conflict in February 2014.
- List of the busiest airports in the former USSR
- List of airports in Ukraine
- Transportation in Ukraine
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