Dnipro
International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт «Дніпро»
Main terminal at Dnipropetrovsk International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesDnipro
LocationDnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
Elevation AMSL481 ft / 147 m
Coordinates48°21′26″N 35°06′02″E / 48.35722°N 35.10056°E / 48.35722; 35.10056Coordinates: 48°21′26″N 35°06′02″E / 48.35722°N 35.10056°E / 48.35722; 35.10056
Websitednk.aero
Map
DNK is located in Ukraine
DNK
DNK
Location of airport in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,841 9,320 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
PassengersDecrease 276,954[1]
Source: DAFIF[2][3]

Dnipro International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Дніпро») (IATA: DNK, ICAO: UKDD) was an airport serving Dnipro, a city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine. It is located 15 kilometres (9 mi; 8 nmi) southeast from the city center.

On 24 February 2022, Ukraine closed airspace to civilian flights due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4] On 10 April 2022 a Russian attack completely destroyed the airport and the infrastructure nearby.[5][6]

Facilities

Dnipro International Airport Old Terminal
Dnipro International Airport Old Terminal

The airport is at an elevation of 481 feet (147 m) above mean sea level. It had one runway designated 08/26 with a concrete surface measuring 2,841 by 44 metres (9,321 ft × 144 ft).[2] The airport is currently owned by its major airline partner Dniproavia. This has resulted in a number of management problems and has slowed the airfield's development as Dniproavia has, on a number of occasions, refused to be forthcoming with the required funds to undertake a comprehensive modernization program. In addition to this, foreign airlines have found it difficult to gain access to Dnipro as a result of Dniproavia's protectionist policies along routes to and from the airport.[citation needed]

In 2011, the airport's owners initiated a program to develop a new terminal complex. This project envisaged the construction of a large new international terminal, similar in specifications to the newly built terminal at Kharkiv International Airport. However, the construction was soon frozen and, as of 2017, building work has not progressed beyond the laying of foundations. In September 2020 the completion of a new runway and terminal was foreseen for late 2022 or early 2023.[7]

On 24 February 2022, Ukraine closed airspace to civilian flights due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4]

See also: 2022 Dnipro missile strikes

On 15 March 2022, the airport was heavily damaged by Russian missiles.[8] The runway was destroyed according to official statement of the head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration.[9] A repeat attack on 10 April 2022 completely destroyed the airport and the infrastructure nearby.[5]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Dnipro International Airport:[10]

As of 24 February 2022, all passenger flights have been suspended indefinitely.[11]

AirlinesDestinations
Ukraine International AirlinesKyiv–Boryspil, Tel Aviv
Windrose Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil
Seasonal charter: Sharm el-Sheikh

Statistics

Annual passenger traffic at DNK airport. See source Wikidata query.
Year[12] Passengers Change on previous year
2010 0341,430 Increase 2.5%
2011 0426,532 Decrease 5.8%
2012 0444,150 Increase 4.2%
2013 0454,981 Increase 2.4%
2014 0446,798 Decrease 1.8%
2015 0346,014 Decrease 22.5%
2016 0284,914 Decrease 18.0%
2017 0276,954 Decrease 2.8%
2018 0299,250 Increase 8.1%
2019 0136,691 Decrease 59.7%
2020 0267,829 Increase 95.9%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cтатистика < Про аеропорт". dnk.aero. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for UKDD from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for DNK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ a b Ukraine closes airspace to civilian flights amid Russian military action., Reuters; retrieved on February 24, 2022
  5. ^ a b "Russian military again strikes Dnipro airport". Ukrinform. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  6. ^ Agence Press-France (10 April 2022). "Ukraine Claims Russia Has "Completely Destroyed" Dnipro Airport: Dnipro has been targeted by Russian forces since the Russian invasion but has so far been spared major destruction". NDTV. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) The new runway at Dnipro Airport in 2021 will require 1.6 billion, Ukrayinska Pravda (28 September 2020)
  8. ^ "Росіяни завдали удару по аеропорту у Дніпрі". Ukrinform (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  9. ^ "Окупанти вночі завдали ракетних ударів по аеропорту в Дніпрі –руйнування масштабні". Слово і Діло (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  10. ^ Dnipro International Airport, Schedule retrieved 16 February 2022
  11. ^ "Ukraine airspace closed to civilian flights". www.bbc.com. 24 February 2022.
  12. ^ Dnipro International Airport, Statistics

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