Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport
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.
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi
Міжнародний аеропорт "Львів"
імені Данила Галицького
|Location||Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||1,071 ft / 326 m|
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 2010Edit
In 2010, the airport carried 481,900 passengers. 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.[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. 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).
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). In January 2017, Wizz Air announced that it would be resuming flights to Lviv, initially with the introduction of a route to Wroclaw.
In March 2017, Ryanair announced that it would be launching seven routes to Lviv starting October 2017. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. It currently does not handle any flights. There are tentative plans to use it for VIP passengers in the future.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:
|Azerbaijan Airlines||Seasonal: Baku|
|Azur Air Ukraine|| Charter: Sharm El Sheikh |
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Dalaman
|Ellinair||Seasonal: Heraklion, Thessaloniki|
|Ernest Airlines||Bergamo, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice|
|LOT Polish Airlines|| Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin |
Seasonal: Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn-Mazury
|Motor Sich Airlines||Kyiv–Zhuliany|
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen|
|Ryanair||Kraków, London–Stansted, Memmingen, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze|
|SkyUp||Kyiv-Boryspil (begins 28 october)|
Seasonal charter: Alicante, Antalya, Hurghada, Monastir, Sharm El Sheikh, Tivat
|Ukraine International Airlines|| Bologna, Bodrum, Kyiv-Boryspil, Madrid, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion |
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm el-Sheikh
|Wizz Air||Berlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Gdańsk, Hahn, Katowice, London–Luton, Vilnius, Wrocław|
|Year||Passengers||Change||Lviv Airport Passenger Totals 2002–2018 (in millions)|
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|City||Airport(s)||Weekly departures (Winter 2018)||Airline(s)|
|Warsaw||Warsaw Chopin Airport
Warsaw Modlin Airport
|24||LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair|
|Kiev||Boryspil International Airport
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)
|21||Motor Sich Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines|
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
|15||Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines|
|Vienna||Vienna International Airport||11||Austrian Airlines|
|Minsk||Minsk National Airport||7||Belavia|
London Stansted Airport
|6||Wizz Air, Ryanair|
|Wroclaw||Wroclaw International Airport||5||Wizz Air|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
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- "Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukraine Services As Kiev Airport Fails To Honour Commitments". Ryanair. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
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- "Аеропорт Львова очолила екс-співробітник із "глобальним досвідом"". ТСН.ua. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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- Jim, Liu (11 May 2017). "LOT adds Poznan – Lviv service from June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- "Flight Schedule". Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv.
- "Uwaga! Loty z bydgoskiego lotniska zostały odwołane". expressbydgoski.pl. Express Bydgoski.
- "Ryanair plans Ukraine launch in W18". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
- "Charter flights timetable". flyuia.com. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- http://www.mfa.gov.ua/data/upload/publication/china/ua/18449/lviv_airport_upgrade_eng.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Flight Schedule". lwo.aero. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
- 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