Odesa International Airport

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"
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Odesa airport - July 14.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/public
ServesOdesa
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; 30.67806Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 30°40′41″E / 46.42694°N 30.67806°E / 46.42694; 30.67806
Websitewww.odesa.aero
Map
ODS is located in Odesa Oblast
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Location in Ukraine
ODS is located in Ukraine
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ODS (Ukraine)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 553 1,814 Grass
16/34 2,800 9,186 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2021)
PassengersIncrease 1 328 326 (+90%)
Source:

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

FacilitiesEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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 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.[7][8]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

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

AirlinesDestinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[10]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Antalya,[11] Sharm El Sheikh[11]
Buta Airways Baku
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]

StatisticsEdit

 
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 0132,000  012.8%
2003 0260,000  097.0%
2004 0307,000  018.1%
2005 0343,000  011.7%
2006 0465,100  035.6%
2007 0527,400  013.4%
2008 0787,000  049.2%
2009 0651,000  017.3%
2010 0707,100  008.6%
2011 0824,300  017.0%
2012 0907,600  010.1%
2013 1,069,100  017.8%
2014 0863,900  019.2%
2015 0949,100  009.8%
2016 1,033,560  008.9%
2017 1,230,000  018.3%
2018 1,446,500  017.7%
2019 1,694,022  017.1%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[1]." Reuters. Retrieved on February 24, 2022. "Ukraine closes airspace to civilian flights amid Russian military action."
  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. 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. 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. ^ https://z.mil.ru/spec_mil_oper/news/more.htm?id=12419574@egNews[bare URL]
  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. 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Odesa International Airport at Wikimedia Commons