Luhansk International Airport

"Міжнародний аеропорт Луганськ"
Luhansk International Airport, September 4, 2014.jpg
The ruins of Luhansk International Airport in September 2014
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Government
LocationUkraine Luhansk, Ukraine
Elevation AMSL636 ft / 194 m
Coordinates48°25′4.8″N 39°22′26.4″E / 48.418000°N 39.374000°E / 48.418000; 39.374000Coordinates: 48°25′4.8″N 39°22′26.4″E / 48.418000°N 39.374000°E / 48.418000; 39.374000
Websiteairport.lg.ua
Map
VSG is located in Ukraine
VSG
VSG
Location of Luhansk Airport in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 9,318 2,840 Asphalt concrete
9/27 8,202 2,500 Soil

Luhansk International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Луганськ") was an airport in Luhansk, Ukraine (IATA: VSG, ICAO: UKCW). The airport was located 20 km (12 miles) south of the city center, 9 km to the city limit. Since 11 June 2014, the airport has been officially closed.[1] It was mostly destroyed during the War in Donbas.

History

The airport was built in 1964.[2]

Airlines and destinations

From December 2009 to its closure in 2014, Luhansk International Airport was a base airport of the Ukrainian airline UTair-Ukraine.[3]

Statistics

Annual passenger traffic at VSG airport. See source Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents

Main article: Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 shoot-down

See also

References

  1. ^ Three airports in the East Ukraine closed until better times Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. Ukrinform. 19 June 2014
  2. ^ [airport.lg.ua/ "Аэропорт Луганск (VSG) - история, рейсы, интересные факты"]. znaki.fm (in Russian). ((cite web)): Check |url= value (help)
  3. ^ UTair-Ukraine started flights. Avianews. 12 December 2009

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