Mukacheve (air base)
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Russian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||390 ft / 119 m|
Mukachevo is an air base in Ukraine located 6 km southwest of Mukachevo. During the Cold War it served as a small interceptor base. The airfield had a loop taxiway with many parking revetments. The air base has since been moved to Stryi leaving the airfield to stand abandoned and empty.
Currently the city and oblast authorities are seeking investors to modernize the airfield and turn in into an international airport. The new airport would replace Uzhhorod International Airport as Zakarpattia's main air link. It's proposed advantages over Uzhhorod will be a more centralized location, as well as its location completely within Ukrainian airspace (current flights to and from Uzhhorod have to cross over into Slovak territory)