Lviv Danylo Halytskyi
International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт «Львів»
імені Данила Галицького
Airport typePublic/military
OwnerGovernment of Ukraine
OperatorState Enterprise “Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport”
LocationLviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,071 ft / 326 m
Coordinates49°48′45″N 23°57′22″E / 49.81250°N 23.95611°E / 49.81250; 23.95611
LWO is located in Ukraine
Location of airport in Ukraine
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 10 843 3,305 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
PassengersIncrease 1,834,051
Cargo (t)Increase 2,282
Aircraft movementsIncrease 17,444

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Львів» імені Данила Галицького, romanizedMizhnarodnyi aeroport "Lviv" imeni Danyla Halytskoho) (IATA: LWO, ICAO: UKLL) is an international airport in Lviv, Ukraine, located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the central city. It is the second largest and busiest airport in Ukraine.[citation needed] The airport is named after King Daniel of Galicia, the historical founder of the city in 1256 AD.

On 24 February 2022, Ukraine closed airspace to civilian flights due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[1]


Early history

The old terminal

Established in 1929 as Lwów-Skniłów Airport. Skniłów was the name of the neighbouring village which today is part of Lviv. Before the Second World War, it operated a domestic route to Warsaw and Kraków. In 1930, the international route to Bucharest was launched which was extended in 1931 to Sofia and Thessaloniki. In 1936, the above route was extended to Athens and Lydda.

The base was home to the:

Developments since 2010

In 2010, the airport carried 481,900 passengers.[3] In preparation for Euro 2012, Lviv International Airport has undergone a $200m expansion project. Lviv airport's new terminal building has an area of 34,000m² with a capacity of handling 1,000 passengers an hour.[4][unreliable source?] Of the $200m, it was expected that the Ukrainian government would provide $70m, including $14m in 2008, and $130m would come from private investors.[5] The expansion project included a 700-meter extension of the existing runway and a new airport terminal capable of handling up to 2,000 passengers per hour (5.69 million passenger annually).[4][6]

The airport used to be a focus city for Wizz Air Ukraine, which served four international routes to Italy (Naples, Bergamo, and Treviso) and Germany (Dortmund) until the airline was dissolved April 2015 (by contrast, routes from Kyiv International Airport continued after being taken over by the parent company).[7] In January 2017, Wizz Air announced that it would be resuming flights to Lviv, initially with the introduction of a route to Wroclaw.[8]

In March 2017, Ryanair announced that it would be launching seven routes to Lviv starting October 2017.[9] These plans were scrapped in July after Ryanair's failure to reach an agreement with Boryspil and its subsequent decision to postpone entry into the Ukrainian market.[10] Immediately the Ukrainian government put pressure on Boryspil and accused Ukraine International Airlines in sabotaging the agreement. This resulted in the continuation of talks with Ryanair and as of March 2018, it was announced that Ryanair would go on to open 10 new routes from Boryspil and 5 new routes from Lviv.


Terminal A

The airport has two terminals (1 and A), though only terminal A is currently in operation. Terminal A was opened in 2012. There are 29 check-in desks, of which nine are for domestic flights and the remaining twenty for international flights.[4] It has nine gates, four of them equipped with jetbridges, and can handle up to 3,000 passengers per hour. Facilities at the airport also include four cafés and two duty-free shops, as well as two airport lounges, one in the domestic section and one in the international.

Terminal 1

Opened in 1955, this was the airport's sole terminal until 2012, when terminal A was opened. It can handle 300 departing and 220 arriving passengers per hour.[11] There had been tentative plans to use it for VIP passengers in the future.[12] However, in June 2019, the terminal was re-opened for domestic flights, with future plans to move charter flights to the terminal as well.[13]

Airlines and destinations

Regular and charter flights to Lviv before February 24, 2022.

airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[14]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Charter: Sharm El Sheikh,[15]Hurghada
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[15] Bodrum, Dalaman,[15] La Romana,[15] Marsa Alam[15]
flynas[16] Riyadh
Seasonal: Gassim, Jeddah[17]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin, Zielona Gora
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Motor Sich Airlines Kyiv–Zhuliany
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Bodrum, Dalaman
Ryanair Barcelona,[18] Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Bratislava, Budapest, Charleroi,[18] Gdańsk,[18] Kaunas, Kraków, London–Stansted, Manchester,[19] Memmingen, Naples, Nuremberg,[20] Palermo,[21] Pisa, Poznań, Riga,[22] Rome–Fiumicino, Stockholm–Arlanda,[18] Treviso,[21] Turin,[21] Warsaw–Modlin, Wrocław, Zagreb[18]
Seasonal: Paphos,[23] Weeze
SkyUp[24] Istanbul, Lisbon,[24] Madrid,[25] Prague,[24] Tel Aviv, Valencia,[25] Vienna[25]
Seasonal: Alicante,[24] Bahrain,[26] Baku, Barcelona,[24] Batumi, Burgas,[24] Dammam, Kuwait City,[26] Muscat, Rhodes,[24] Riyadh,[26] Tirana, Tivat
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[27] Hurghada,[27] Marsa Alam,[27] Qassim,[27] Sharm El Sheikh[27]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil, Tel Aviv
Charter: Sharm El Sheikh[28]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[28] Bodrum,[28] Hurghada,[28] Tivat,[28] Rhodes[28]
Windrose Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada
Wizz Air[29] Beauvais,[30] Berlin, Billund, Bratislava, Budapest, Catania, Charleroi,[30] Dortmund, Eindhoven,[30] Gdańsk, Hamburg[citation needed], Katowice, Larnaca, Lisbon, London–Luton, Madrid,[30] Memmingen, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Nice,[30] Pardubice, Poznań, Rome–Ciampino, Rome–Fiumicino, Tallinn, Treviso,[30] Valencia, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław


Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Annual passenger traffic at LWO airport. See Wikidata query.
Year Passengers[3][31][32] Change
2003 144,100 Increase035.8%
2004 198,200 Increase035.5%
2005 235,900 Increase019.0%
2006 278,200 Increase018.0%
2007 427,100 Increase052.4%
2008 532,100 Increase025.5%
2009 452,300 Decrease015.0%
2010 481,900 Increase06.5%
2011 297,000 Decrease038.4%
2012 576,000 Increase094.0%
2013 700,800 Increase021.0%
2014 585,200 Decrease016.5%
2015 570,570 Decrease02.5%
2016 738,000 Increase029.4%
2017 1,080,000 Increase046.3%
2018 1,598,700 Increase048.0%
2019 2,217,400 Increase038.8%
2020 878,500[33] Decrease060.0%
2021 1,834,051[citation needed] Increase0108.8%

Ground transportation

Terminal interior

A dedicated express link bus to Lviv railway station runs every 90 minutes.[34] The airport is also served by Lviv's public transport, specifically the bus route 48 and the trolleybus route 29, both of which terminate in the city centre. Taxis are also available at the airport, as well as car rental services.

Accidents and incidents

See also


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