Kherson International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт Херсон
|Location||Chornobaivka, Kherson, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine|
|Elevation AMSL||148 ft / 45 m|
Location of airport in Ukraine
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 Kherson. It was captured by Russian forces during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine on 27 February 2022.
As of 24 February 2022, all passenger flights at Kherson have been suspended indefinitely.
The following airlines previously operated regular scheduled and charter flights at the airport.
|Pegasus Airlines||Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen (resumes 1 November 2022)|
|SkyUp||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm El Sheikh|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kyiv–Boryspil|
|Year||Passengers||Change on previous year|
See also: 2022 Chornobaivka attacks
The base, also known as the Chornobaivka airfield, is home to the 11th Separate Army Aviation Regiment of the Ukrainian Army Aviation.
It was one of the Ukrainian air bases attacked early in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Russian forces took over the airbase in the course of the battle of Kherson on 2 March 2022 and organized there a command post, which was targeted by the Ukrainian military several times since then. On 16 March, Ukraine launched an airstrike against Russian forces at the airbase, destroying at least seven helicopters and a number of vehicles. Ukrainian officials claimed that attacks killed two high-ranking Russian commanders, generals Andrey Mordvichev and Yakov Rezantsev. 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.