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Lviv Danylo Halytskyi
International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт "Львів"
імені Данила Галицького
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport logo.svg
Lviv Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
LocationLviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,071 ft / 326 m
Coordinates49°48′45″N 23°57′22″E / 49.81250°N 23.95611°E / 49.81250; 23.95611
LWO is located in Ukraine
Location of airport in Ukraine
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 10 843 3,305 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
PassengersIncrease 1,598,700

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 King Daniel of Galicia, the historical founder of the city in 1256 AD.


Early history[edit]

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 a 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.

Developments since 2010[edit]

In 2010, the airport carried 481,900 passengers.[1] 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.[2][unreliable source?] Of the $200m, it was expected that the Ukrainian government would provide $70m, including $14m in 2008, and $130m would come from private investors.[3] The expansion project included a 700-meter extension of the existing runway and a new airport terminal capable of handling up to 2,000 passengers per hour (5.69 million passenger annually).[2][4]

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) until the airline was dissolved April 2015 (by contrast, routes from Kyiv International Airport continued after being taken over by the parent company).[5] In January 2017, Wizz Air announced that it would be resuming flights to Lviv, initially with the introduction of a route to Wroclaw.[6]

In March 2017, Ryanair announced that it would be launching seven routes to Lviv starting October 2017.[7] These plans were scrapped in July after Ryanair's failure to reach an agreement with Boryspil and its subsequent decision to postpone entry into the Ukrainian market.[8] Immediately the Ukrainian government put pressure on Boryspil and accused Ukraine International Airlines in sabotaging the agreement. This resulted in the continuation of talks with Ryanair and as of March 2018 it was announced that Ryanair would go on to open 10 new routes from Boryspil and 5 new routes from Lviv.


Terminal A[edit]

The airport has two terminals (1 and A), though only terminal A currently in operation. Terminal A was opened in 2012. It has 29 check-in desks, of which nine are meant for domestic and remaining for international flights.[2] It has nine gates, four of them equipped with jetbridges, and can handle up to 2000 passengers per hour. Facilities at the airport also include four cafés and two duty-free shops, as well as two airport lounges, one in the domestic section and one in the international.

Terminal 1[edit]

Opened in 1955, this was the airport's sole terminal until 2012, when terminal A was opened. It can handle 300 departing and 220 arriving passengers per hour.[9] There had been tentative plans to use it for VIP passengers in the future.[10] However, in June 2019 the terminal was re-opened for domestic flights, with future plans to move charter flights to the terminal as well.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:[12]

airBaltic Riga
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Seasonal: Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Charter: Sharm El Sheikh[13]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[13] Dalaman[13]
Belavia Minsk
Ellinair Seasonal: Heraklion, Thessaloniki
Ernest Airlines Bergamo, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice
LOT Polish Airlines Poznań,[14][15] Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal: Bydgoszcz,[16][17] Olsztyn-Mazury
Lufthansa Munich
Motor Sich Airlines Kyiv–Zhuliany
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Ryanair Budapest (begins 1 April 2020), Kraków, London–Stansted, Memmingen, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze
SkyUp[18] Beauvais (begins 9 November 2019),[19] Kiev–Boryspil,[18] Kharkiv,[18] Prague,[18] Sharjah (begins 26 October 2019),[18] Tel Aviv (begins 24 November 2019)[18]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[20] Burgas (begins 6 June 2020),[20] Heraklion (begins 1 May 2020),[20] Hurghada,[20] Sharm El Sheikh,[20] Tivat[20]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Madrid, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Barcelona, Bologna, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[21] Bodrum, Sharm El Sheikh[21]
Wizz AirBerlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava, Budapest (begins 3 June 2020), Copenhagen, Dortmund, Gdańsk, Hahn, Katowice, London–Luton, Larnaca (begins 28 October 2019),[22] Vilnius, Wrocław


Bust of Danylo Halytskyi inside the new terminal

Passenger figures[edit]

Year Passengers[1][23][24] Change Lviv Airport Passenger Totals 2002–2018 (in millions)
2002 110,200 -
2003 144,100 Increase035.8%
2004 198,200 Increase035.5%
2005 235,900 Increase019.0%
2006 278,200 Increase018.0%
2007 427,100 Increase052.4%
2008 532,100 Increase025.5%
2009 452,300 Decrease015.0%
2010 481,900 Increase06.5%
2011 297,000 Decrease038.4%
2012 576,000 Increase094.0%
2013 700,800 Increase021.0%
2014 585,200 Decrease016.5%
2015 570,570 Decrease02.5%
2016 738,000 Increase029.4%
2017 1,080,000 Increase046.3%
2018 1,598,700 Increase048.0%

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest routes at Lviv International Airport[25]
City Airport(s) Weekly departures (Summer 2019) Airline(s)
Flag of Poland.svg Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport
Warsaw Modlin Airport
24 LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair
Flag of Ukraine.svg Kiev Boryspil International Airport
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)
20 Motor Sich Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul Istanbul Airport
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
15 Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Vienna International Airport 11 Austrian Airlines
Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Minsk National Airport 7 Belavia
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Munich Airport 7 Lufthansa
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Luton Airport
London Stansted Airport
6 Wizz Air, Ryanair
Flag of Poland.svg Wroclaw Wroclaw International Airport 5 Wizz Air


A dedicated express link bus to Lviv railway station runs every 90 minutes.[26]

The airport is also served by Lviv's public transport, specifically the bus route 48 and the trolleybus route 9, both of which terminate in the city centre. Taxis are also available at the airport, as well as car rental services.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c "Lviv International Airport". Airport Technology. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ Modernization of Lviv airport for Euro-2012 finals to cost $200 million. Government can cough up $70 million, ZIK (27 May 2008)
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Wizz Air launches flights from Lviv to Wroclaw from April 2017". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Ryanair Launches Low Fares In Ukraine (Country No.34)". Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukraine Services As Kiev Airport Fails To Honour Commitments". Ryanair. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Термінал № 1 міжнародного аеропорту «Львів» імені Данила Галицького - Wikimapia". Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Аеропорт Львова очолила екс-співробітник із "глобальним досвідом"". ТСН.ua. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Старий термінал львівського аеропорту відновлює роботу. Фото". 21 June 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b c "Flights".
  14. ^ "Bezpośredni lot Poznań - Lwów". LOT Polish Airlines.
  15. ^ Jim, Liu (11 May 2017). "LOT adds Poznan – Lviv service from June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Flight Schedule". Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv.
  17. ^ "Uwaga! Loty z bydgoskiego lotniska zostały odwołane". Express Bydgoski.
  18. ^ a b c d e f "SkyUp".
  20. ^ a b c d e f "freight monitor".
  21. ^ a b "Charter flights timetable". 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Flight Schedule". Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Airport - Як добратись". Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  27. ^ Kirillov, Roman (27 July 2005). "PILOTS CONVICTED FOR DISASTER DURING AIR SHOW". The Current Digest of the Russian Press. 56 (26): 9–10. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 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

External links[edit]

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