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Odesa International Airport

Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 30°40′41″E / 46.42694°N 30.67806°E / 46.42694; 30.67806
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Odesa International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт "Одеса"
Airport typeMilitary/public
LocationOdesa, Ukraine
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL172 ft / 52 m
Coordinates46°25′37″N 30°40′41″E / 46.42694°N 30.67806°E / 46.42694; 30.67806
ODS is located in Odesa Oblast
Location in Ukraine
ODS is located in Ukraine
ODS (Ukraine)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 553 1,814 Grass
16/34 2,800 9,186 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2021)
Passengers1,328,326 Increase 90%

Odesa International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Одеса») (IATA: ODS, ICAO: UKOO) is an international airport of Odesa, the third largest city of Ukraine, located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest from its city centre.

On 24 February 2022, Ukraine closed airspace to civilian flights due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[1]



The area of Odesa International airport is 570 hectares. Technical service of airport is based on 2,800 square meters area and represented by four parking places to provide technical service to four planes simultaneously. European standards classify the airport as "class 1".[2] The airport has ILS CAT I status.

The airport's runways either were or are co-used by the Ukrainian Air Force.



The airport was built in 1961.

In May 2007, the airport started construction work that included extending the main runway.

In 2009, it served 651,000 passengers.

On 8 June 2012, builders started to prepare the land on which the new terminal would be built. The area of the new terminal was to be 26,000 square meters, with the capacity for 1,000 passengers per hour (1.5–2 million passengers per year). It would have 16 check-in desks, and four telescopic gangways, and the number of bus pick-up points would be increased from two to five. The construction of the new terminal was planned to be completed by the end of 2013. However, due to extensive delays, it was opened for arrivals on 15 April 2017.[3] It is to serve both international and domestic flights. The estimated cost of the work was around 45–60 million. Airport Consulting Vienna company has developed a master plan, business plan and evaluation of the technical concept of the airport. The chief designer of the project is the Spanish company Ineco.

In 2019, Odesa International Airport announced an international competition for the best idea of a sculpture-symbol of the city's air gates. The first place was taken by Ukrainian artist Stepan Ryabchenko. His sculpture "Sphere" will be made and installed near the new airport terminal.[4][5]

During expansion work in 2021, workers found a mass grave containing 5,000-8,000 skeletons believed to be victims of the Holodomor.[6]

2022 Russo-Ukrainian War


On 30 April 2022 a Russian missile struck the newly constructed runway, destroying it. Ukrainian officials stated that a Bastion missile was used, and no one was hurt. The Russian military later confirmed the attack.[7][8]

Airlines and destinations


As of 24 February 2022, all passenger flights have been suspended indefinitely.[9]

airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
AJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[10]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Antalya,[11] Sharm El Sheikh[11]
flydubai Dubai–International
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal: Rzeszow
Motor Sich Airlines Kyiv–Zhuliany[12]
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[13]
SkyUp[14] Prague, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Seasonal: Baku, Barcelona, Batumi, Rimini, Tel Aviv, Tirana,[14] Tivat, Vilnius[15]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[16] Sharm El Sheikh[16]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Istanbul, Kyiv–Boryspil, Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk[17]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[18] Kayseri[18]


Apron overview
Check-in hall interior
Main entrance
Odesa International Airport passenger totals. See Wikidata query.
Year Passengers[citation needed] Change on previous year
2001 117,000
2002 132,000 Increase 12.8%
2003 260,000 Increase 97.0%
2004 307,000 Increase 18.1%
2005 343,000 Increase 11.7%
2006 465,100 Increase 35.6%
2007 527,400 Increase 13.4%
2008 787,000 Increase 49.2%
2009 651,000 Decrease 17.3%
2010 707,100 Increase 8.6%
2011 824,300 Increase 17.0%
2012 907,600 Increase 10.1%
2013 1,069,100 Increase 17.8%
2014 863,900 Decrease 19.2%
2015 949,100 Increase 9.8%
2016 1,033,560 Increase 8.9%
2017 1,230,000 Increase 18.3%
2018 1,446,500 Increase 17.7%
2019 1,694,022 Increase 17.1%

See also



  1. ^ Jamie Freed; Tim Hepher; Rajesh Kumar Singh (February 24, 2022). "Airlines scramble as Ukraine invasion redraws route map". Reuters. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  2. ^ Ukraine travel guide dompavlov.com – Odesa International Airport Archived 2011-11-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "New terminal launched at Odesa airport - Russian aviation news". Russian Aviation Insider. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  4. ^ "Announcement of the winners of the sculpture competition". airport.od.ua. Archived from the original on 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "The sculpture by Ukrainian artist Stepan Ryabchenko was chosen as the new symbol of Odesa Airport". ArtsLooker. 2019-09-06. Archived from the original on 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  6. ^ "Stalin-era mass grave found in Ukraine". BBC News. 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Russia knocks out Odesa runway, Zelenskiy says it will be rebuilt". Reuters. 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  8. ^ "Брифинг Минобороны России". Archived from the original on 16 Jul 2022.
  9. ^ "Ukraine airspace closed to civilian flights". www.bbc.com. 24 February 2022.
  10. ^ "AnadoluJet, İstanbul-Odessa uçuşlarına başlıyor".
  11. ^ a b "Flights". anextour.com.ua.
  12. ^ ""Мотор Сич" возобновлят полеты Одесса-Киев". 7 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Pegasus announces new international destination from SAW". Routesonline. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Route map". skyup.aero. 8 December 2021.
  15. ^ "New airlines to fly to Vilnius - SkyUp". madeinvilnius.lt. 15 November 2022.
  16. ^ a b "freight monitor". online.joinup.ua.
  17. ^ "МАУ повезет лыжников из Одессы в Буковель". 3 December 2021.
  18. ^ a b "Charter flights timetable". flyuia.com. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.

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