Kherson International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт Херсон Херсонский международный аэропорт
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorKherson airlines
ServesKherson, Mykolaiv
LocationChornobaivka, Kherson, Ukraine
Elevation AMSL148 ft / 45 m
Coordinates46°40′05″N 32°30′08″E / 46.66806°N 32.50222°E / 46.66806; 32.50222
KHE is located in Kherson Oblast
Location of airport in Ukraine
KHE is located in Ukraine
KHE (Ukraine)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
PassengersIncrease 83 553

Kherson International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт Херсон; IATA: KHE, ICAO: UKOH) is a civil and military airport serving the city of Kherson, Ukraine. It is located at Chornobaivka, in Kherson Oblast, on the north-west outskirts of the city of Kherson.

Airlines and destinations

As of 24 February 2022, all passenger flights at Kherson have been suspended indefinitely.[2] The following airlines previously operated regular scheduled and charter flights at the airport.[3]

Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
SkyUp Seasonal charter: Antalya,[4] Sharm El Sheikh[4]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil


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Annual passenger traffic at KHE airport. See Wikidata query.
Year Passengers Change on previous year
2014 7,900
2015 61,235 Increase675.1%
2016 62,557[5] Increase2.2%
2017 105,900[6] Increase69.3%
2018 150,100[7] Increase 41.7%
2019 154,046[8] Increase 2.6%

Kherson Air Base

See also: 2022 Chornobaivka attacks

The base, also known as the Chornobaivka airfield, was home to the 11th Separate Army Aviation Regiment of the Ukrainian Army Aviation.[9]

Ruins of the airport

It was one of the Ukrainian air bases attacked early in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[10] The Russian forces took over the airbase in the course of the battle of Kherson on 2 March 2022, and set up a command post there, which was targeted by the Ukrainian military several times since then.[11] On 16 March, Ukraine launched an airstrike against Russian forces at the airbase, destroying at least seven helicopters and a number of vehicles.[12] Ukrainian officials claimed the attacks killed two high-ranking Russian commanders, generals Andrey Mordvichev[13] and Yakov Rezantsev.[11] On 23 March, the Ukrainian media cited satellite imagery showing that most of the Russian military aircraft had been removed from the airfield, but the troops remained on the ground.[14]

Ukrainian attacks against Russian forces extended up to 5 November,[15] and on 11 November, Chornobaivka and the airport were liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.[16] Russian forces left in the area what has been described as "a huge minefield and a graveyard of Russian weapons, vehicles and personnel".[17]

See also


  1. ^ "Аэропорты Украины в 2021 году: Основные тренды".
  2. ^ "Ukraine airspace closed to civilian flights". 24 February 2022.
  3. ^ - Schedule retrieved 10 October 2020
  4. ^ a b "freight monitor".
  5. ^ "Аэропорт Херсон отчитался о пассажиропотоке за 2016 год". (in Ukrainian). 2017-02-02.
  6. ^ "Аэропорт Херсон на 70% увеличил пассажиропоток в 2017 году". 2018-01-24.
  7. ^ "Аэропорт Херсон нарастил на 42% пассажиропоток в 2018 году". (in Ukrainian). 2019-01-19.
  8. ^ "В аэропорту Херсон обнародовали данные о работе в 2019 году". (in Ukrainian). 16 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Ukraine Army Aviation". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  10. ^ Troianovski, Anton; MacFarquhar, Neil (2022-02-23). "Ukraine Live Updates: Russia Begins Invasion From Land and Sea". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  11. ^ a b "Russian general Yakov Rezantsev killed in Ukraine". BBC News. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  12. ^ Alan Cullison; Isabel Coles; Yaroslav Trofimov (16 March 2022). "Ukraine Mounts Counteroffensive to Drive Russians Back From Kyiv, Key Cities". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Ukraine war latest: Zelensky urges peace talks with Russia 'without delay'". BBC News. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Satellite imagery shows Russia removing military aircraft from a key airport". The Kyiv Independent. 23 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Тренування окупантів закінчилися "успішно": У Чорнобаївці знову сталася "бавовна" (відео)". Patrioty Ukrayiny (in Ukrainian). 5 November 2022.
  16. ^ Mahuryak, Ivan (11 November 2022). "ЗСУ в Бериславі, а в легендарній Чорнобаївці – українські прапори" (in Ukrainian). Channel 24.
  17. ^ Bezpiatchuk, Zhanna (29 November 2022). "Ukraine war: Chornobaivka airbase, symbol of Russian defeat". BBC News.