Mukacheve (air base)

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Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Mukacheve
Elevation AMSL 390 ft / 119 m
Coordinates 48°24′0″N 022°41′0″E / 48.40000°N 22.68333°E / 48.40000; 22.68333Coordinates: 48°24′0″N 022°41′0″E / 48.40000°N 22.68333°E / 48.40000; 22.68333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

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 standing abandoned and empty.

Airfield today[edit]

As of July 2008, the city and oblast authorities are seeking investors to modernize the airfield and turn in into an international airport.[1] The new airport would replace Uzhhorod International Airport as Zakarpattia's main air link. Its 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)

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