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
Summary
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
Website lwo.aero
Map
LWO is located in Ukraine
LWO
LWO
Location of airport in Ukraine
Runways
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 King Daniel of Galicia, the historical founder of the city in 1256 AD.

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.

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 was dissolved April 2015 (routes from Kyiv International Airport were taken over by the parent company).[5] In January 2017, Wizz Air announced that it would be resuming flights to Lviv, 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.[8]

Facilities[edit]

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] It currently does not handle any flights. There are tentative plans to use it for VIP passengers in the future.[10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:[11]

Airlines Destinations
AtlasGlobal Ukraine Istanbul-Atatürk
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Antalya, Dalaman, Hurghada,[12] Sharm el-Sheikh
Belavia Minsk
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Dalaman, Monastir
Dniproavia Dnipro, Kiev-Boryspil
Seasonal charter: Pula, Tirana[13]
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
LOT Polish Airlines Bydgoszcz,[14] Poznań,[15][16] Warsaw-Chopin
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich
Motor Sich Airlines Kiev-Zhuliany
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
SprintAir Radom
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vilnius [17]
Seasonal: Bologna, Madrid
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada, Tivat
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Brescia[18]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada
Wizz Air Berlin-Schönefeld, Wrocław

Statistics[edit]

Bust of Danylo Halytskyi inside the new terminal

Traffic figures[edit]

Year Passengers[1][19][20] 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%

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest routes at Lviv International Airport[21]
City Airport(s) Weekly departures (Summer 2017) Airline(s)
Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport 20 LOT Polish Airlines
Kiev Boryspil Airport and Zhulyany Airport 18 Motor Sich Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines
Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport 14 AtlasGlobal Ukraine, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
Vienna Schwechat Airport 10 Austrian Airlines
Minsk Minsk National Airport 7 Belavia
Munich Munich Airport 7 Lufthansa

Transportation[edit]

The airport is served by the 48 bus and the 9 trolleybus, 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.girodivite.it/IMG/doc/UCRAINA.doc
  2. ^ a b c http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/lviv-airport/[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Modernization of Lviv airport for Euro-2012 finals to cost $200 million. Government can cough up $70 million, ZIK (27 may 2008)
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Wizz Air launches flights from Lviv to Wroclaw from April 2017". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Ryanair Launches Low Fares In Ukraine (Country No.34)". Ryanair.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukraine Services As Kiev Airport Fails To Honour Commitments". Ryanair. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Термінал № 1 міжнародного аеропорту «Львів» імені Данила Галицького - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  10. ^ "Аеропорт Львова очолила екс-співробітник із "глобальним досвідом"". ТСН.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  11. ^ http://www.lwo.aero/en/schedule
  12. ^ http://www.azurair.ua/flights/flights-map
  13. ^ http://replyua.net/news/58367-aeroport-lvova-zapuskaet-novye-marshruty.html
  14. ^ "Flight Schedule". Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv. 
  15. ^ "Bezpośredni lot Poznań - Lwów". www.lot.com. LOT Polish Airlines. 
  16. ^ Jim, Liu (11 May 2017). "LOT adds Poznan – Lviv service from June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  17. ^ http://flyuia.com/eng/company/ukraine-international-airlines/press/news/1658.html?news=3204&category=1
  18. ^ http://www.windrose.aero/eng/index.html
  19. ^ http://www.iaae.org/meetings/Budapest2005/Ukrainian_Airport_Overview.doc
  20. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.ua/data/upload/publication/china/ua/18449/lviv_airport_upgrade_eng.pdf[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Flight Schedule". lwo.aero. Retrieved 2017-06-15. 
  22. ^ Kirillov, Roman (July 27, 2005). "PILOTS CONVICTED FOR DISASTER DURING AIR SHOW". The Current Digest of the Russian Press. 56 (26): 9–10. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. 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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