Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport
|Lviv Danylo Halytskyi
Міжнародний аеропорт "Львів"
імені Данила Галицького
|Location||Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||1,071 ft / 326 m|
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Львів" імені Данила Галицького) (IATA: LWO, ICAO: UKLL) is an international airport in Lviv, Ukraine. The airport is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from central Lviv. The airport is named after Prince Daniel of Galicia, the historical founder of the city in 1256 AD.
Established in 1929 as Lwów-Skniłów Airport. Skniłów was the name of the neighbouring village which today is part of Lviv. Before the Second World War, it operated domestic route to Warsaw and Krakow. In 1930 the international route to Bucharest was launched which was extended in 1931 to Sofia and Thessaloniki. In 1936 the above route was extended to Athens and Lydda.
In 2010, the airport carried 481,900 passengers. In preparation for Euro 2012, Lviv International Airport has undergone a $200m expansion project. Lviv airport's new terminal building has an area of 34,000m² with a capacity of handling 1,000 passengers an hour. Of the $200m, it was expected that the Ukrainian government will provide $70m, including $14m in 2008, and $130m came from private investors. The expansion project included a 700-meter extension of the existing runway and a new airport terminal capable of handling up to 1,220 passengers per hour (5.69 million passenger annually).
The airport used to be a focus city for Wizz Air Ukraine, which served four international routes to Italy (Naples, Bergamo, and Treviso) and Germany (Dortmund) from here until the airline shut down its base in Lviv in April 2015.
The terminal has 29 check-in desks, of which nine are meant for domestic and remaining for international flights. Facilities at the airport also include 4 cafés and 2 duty-free shops as well as bus services to the city.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:
|Azur Air Ukraine||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Dalaman, Sharm el-Sheikh|
|Bravo Airways||Seasonal charter: Dalaman|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw-Chopin|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Motor Sich Airlines||Kiev-Zhulyany|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kiev-Boryspil, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kaunas (begins 13 July 2017, ends 18 August 2017), Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vilnius (resumes 25 March 2017)
Seasonal: Bologna, Madrid
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada, Tivat
|Windrose Airlines||Brescia (begins 4 March 2017)
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada
|Wizz Air||Wrocław (begins 13 April 2017)|
|Yanair||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
Accidents and incidents
- Sknyliv air show disaster
- List of airports in Ukraine
- List of the busiest airports in Ukraine
- List of the busiest airports in Europe
- List of the busiest airports in the former USSR
- http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/lviv-airport/[unreliable source?]
- Modernization of Lviv airport for Euro-2012 finals to cost $200 million. Government can cough up $70 million, ZIK (27 may 2008)
- Liu, Jim (5 October 2016). "Ukraine International outlines Kaunas operation in Jul/Aug 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- Kirillov, Roman (July 27, 2005). "PILOTS CONVICTED FOR DISASTER DURING AIR SHOW". The Current Digest of the Russian Press. 56 (26): 9–10. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
While performing an aerobatic maneuver, an SU-27 jet crashed into a crowd of spectators, leaving 77 dead and another 543 injured. The commander of the plane's crew, Vladimir Toponar, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison, and copilot Yury Yegorov got eight years
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