Luhansk International Airport

"Міжнародний аеропорт Луганськ"
The ruins of Luhansk International Airport in September 2014
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Government
LocationLuhansk, 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
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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