Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport

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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 type Public
Serves Lviv
Location Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 1,071 ft / 326 m
Coordinates 49°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 (2016)
Passengers Increase 738,000

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Львів" імені Данила Галицького) (IATA: LWOICAO: 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.[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] Of the $200m, it was expected that the Ukrainian government will provide $70m, including $14m in 2008, and $130m came 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 1,220 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) from here until the airline shut down its base in Lviv in April 2015.[5]


The terminal has 29 check-in desks, of which nine are meant for domestic and remaining for international flights.[2] Facilities at the airport also include 4 cafés and 2 duty-free shops as well as bus services to the city.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:[6]

Airlines Destinations
AtlasGlobal Ukraine Istanbul-Atatürk
Austrian Airlines Vienna
AZALJet Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Antalya, Dalaman, Sharm el-Sheikh
Belavia Minsk
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Dalaman
Dniproavia Dnipropetrovsk
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Motor Sich Airlines Kiev-Zhulyany
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
SprintAir Radom
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kaunas (begins 13 July 2017, ends 18 August 2017),[7] Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vilnius (resumes 25 March 2017)[8]
Seasonal: Bologna, Madrid
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada, Tivat
Windrose Airlines Brescia (begins 4 March 2017)[9]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada
Wizz Air Wrocław (begins 13 April 2017)
Yanair Seasonal charter: Antalya


Bust of Danylo Halytskyi inside the new terminal
Year Passengers[1][10][11] Change
1999 35,000 -
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%

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


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  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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  7. ^ Liu, Jim (5 October 2016). "Ukraine International outlines Kaunas operation in Jul/Aug 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
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  12. ^ 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 

External links[edit]

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