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Odesa International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт "Одеса"
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary/public
ServesOdessa
LocationOdessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL172 ft / 52 m
Coordinates46°25′37″N 30°40′41″E / 46.42694°N 30.67806°E / 46.42694; 30.67806Coordinates: 46°25′37″N 30°40′41″E / 46.42694°N 30.67806°E / 46.42694; 30.67806
Websitewww.odesa.aero
Map
ODS is located in Ukraine
ODS
ODS
Location in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 553 1,814 Grass
16/34 2,800 9,186 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2021)
PassengersIncrease 1 328 326 (+90%)
Source:

Odesa International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Одеса») (IATA: ODS, ICAO: UKOO) is an international airport of Odessa, the third largest city of Ukraine, located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest from its city centre.

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

Facilities

The area of Odesa International airport is 570 hectares. Technical service of airport is based on 2,800 square meters area and represented by four parking places to provide technical service to four planes simultaneously. European standards classify the airport as "class 1".[2] The airport has ILS CAT I status.

The airport's runways either were or are co-used by the Ukrainian Air Force.

History

The airport was built in 1961.

In May 2007, the airport started construction work that included extending the main runway.

In 2009, it served 651,000 passengers.

On 8 June 2012, builders started to prepare the land on which the new terminal would be built. The area of the new terminal was to be 26,000 square meters, with the capacity for 1,000 passengers per hour (1.5–2 million passengers per year). It would have 16 check-in desks, and four telescopic gangways, and the number of bus pick-up points would be increased from two to five. The construction of the new terminal was planned to be completed by the end of 2013. However, due to extensive delays, it was opened for arrivals on 15 April 2017.[3] It is to serve both international and domestic flights. The estimated cost of the work was around 45–60 million. Airport Consulting Vienna company has developed a master plan, business plan and evaluation of the technical concept of the airport. The chief designer of the project is the Spanish company Ineco.

In 2019, Odesa International Airport announced an international competition for the best idea of a sculpture-symbol of the city's air gates. The first place was taken by Ukrainian artist Stepan Ryabchenko. His sculpture "Sphere" will be made and installed near the new airport terminal.[4][5]

During expansion work in 2021, workers found a mass grave containing 5,000-8,000 skeletons believed to be victims of the Holodomor. [6]

2022 Russo-Ukrainian War

On 30 April 2022 a Russian missile struck the newly constructed runway, destroying it. Ukrainian officials stated that a Bastion missile was used, and no one was hurt. The Russian military later confirmed the attack.[7][8]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services at the airport:[9]

AirlinesDestinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[10]
Austrian Airlines Vienna (resumes 1 September 2022)
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Antalya,[11] Sharm El Sheikh[11]
Bees Airline Ganja (resumes 16 May 2022), Kyiv–Zhuliany, Prague (resumes 19 May 2022), Tbilisi (resumes 3 June 2022), Yerevan (resumes 7 June 2022)
Buta Airways Baku
flydubai Dubai–International
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal: Rzeszow (begins 12 June 2022)
Motor Sich Airlines Kyiv–Zhuliany[12]
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen (both resume 30 October 2022)[13]
SkyUp[14] Athens (begins 27 May 2022),[15] Prague, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Seasonal: Barcelona, Batumi, Baku (begins 22 May 2022),[14] Corfu (begins 28 May 2022),[14] Heraklion, Rimini (begins 1 June 2022), Tel Aviv, Tirana (begins 31 May 2022),[14] Tivat, Thessaloniki (resumes 1 June 2022), Vilnius (begins 20 May 2022)[16]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[17] Sharm El Sheikh[17]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Istanbul, Kyiv–Boryspil, Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk[18]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[19] Kayseri,[19] Heraklion,[20] Sharm El Sheikh.[19] Thessaloniki[21]

Statistics

Apron overview
Apron overview
Check-in hall interior
Check-in hall interior
Main entrance
Main entrance


Odesa International Airport passenger totals. See source Wikidata query.
Year Passengers[citation needed] Change on previous year
2001 117,000
2002 0132,000 Increase012.8%
2003 0260,000 Increase097.0%
2004 0307,000 Increase018.1%
2005 0343,000 Increase011.7%
2006 0465,100 Increase035.6%
2007 0527,400 Increase013.4%
2008 0787,000 Increase049.2%
2009 0651,000 Decrease017.3%
2010 0707,100 Increase008.6%
2011 0824,300 Increase017.0%
2012 0907,600 Increase010.1%
2013 1,069,100 Increase017.8%
2014 0863,900 Decrease019.2%
2015 0949,100 Increase009.8%
2016 1,033,560 Increase008.9%
2017 1,230,000 Increase018.3%
2018 1,446,500 Increase017.7%
2019 1,694,022 Increase017.1%

See also

References

  1. ^ "[1]." Reuters. Retrieved on February 24, 2022. "Ukraine closes airspace to civilian flights amid Russian military action."
  2. ^ Ukraine travel guide dompavlov.com – Odesa International Airport Archived 2011-11-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "New terminal launched at Odesa airport - Russian aviation news". Russian Aviation Insider. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  4. ^ "Announcement of the winners of the sculpture competition". airport.od.ua. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "The sculpture by Ukrainian artist Stepan Ryabchenko was chosen as the new symbol of Odesa Airport". ArtsLooker. 2019-09-06. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  6. ^ "Stalin-era mass grave found in Ukraine". BBC News. 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Russia knocks out Odesa runway, Zelenskiy says it will be rebuilt". Reuters. 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  8. ^ https://z.mil.ru/spec_mil_oper/news/more.htm?id=12419574@egNews
  9. ^ odesa.aero - Destinations retrieved 10 October 2020
  10. ^ "AnadoluJet, İstanbul-Odessa uçuşlarına başlıyor".
  11. ^ a b "Flights". anextour.com.ua.
  12. ^ ""Мотор Сич" возобновлят полеты Одесса-Киев". 7 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Pegasus announces new international destination from SAW". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d "Route map". skyup.aero. 8 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Cheap flights from Odesa to - Athens from 44 USD UAH".
  16. ^ "New airlines to fly to Vilnius - SkyUp". madeinvilnius.lt. 15 November 2022.
  17. ^ a b "freight monitor". online.joinup.ua.
  18. ^ "МАУ повезет лыжников из Одессы в Буковель". 3 December 2021.
  19. ^ a b c "Charter flights timetable". flyuia.com. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Flights Arrivals & Departures – UIA (Ukraine)".
  21. ^ "Flights Arrivals & Departures – UIA (Ukraine)".

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