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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.
Odesa International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт "Одеса"
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||172 ft / 52 m|
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". 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. 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.
2022 Russo-Ukrainian WarEdit
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.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
As of 24 February 2022, all passenger flights have been suspended indefinitely.
|Azur Air Ukraine||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm El Sheikh|
|LOT Polish Airlines|| Warsaw–Chopin |
|Motor Sich Airlines||Kyiv–Zhuliany|
|Pegasus Airlines||Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen|
|SkyUp|| Prague, Tbilisi, Yerevan |
Seasonal: Baku, Barcelona, Batumi, Rimini, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tivat, Vilnius
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm El Sheikh
|Ukraine International Airlines|| Istanbul, Kyiv–Boryspil, Tel Aviv |
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Kayseri
|Year||Passengers||Change on previous year|
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