Zhytomyr International Airport

Міжнародний аеропорт «Житомир»
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesZhytomyr
LocationZhytomyr, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Hub forYanair
Coordinates50°16′14″N 28°44′19″E / 50.27056°N 28.73861°E / 50.27056; 28.73861Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 28°44′19″E / 50.27056°N 28.73861°E / 50.27056; 28.73861
Websiteztr.zt.ua
Map
UKKV
UKKV
Location of Zhytomyr Airport in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,413 1,650 Asphalt, 20/f/d/y/t

Zhytomyr International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Житомир») (IATA: ZTR, ICAO: UKKV) is an airport in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

History

The airport started operating in 1939.[1] But in November 2011, it was stripped from its registration as civil airport because it had not received any airplanes since 1990.[1] On 30 December 2015, the airport again received an airport certificate and reopened on 29 January 2016, with the (technical) flight of a Saab 340.[1][2] Maintenance for the fleet of Yanair is provided at Zhytomyr Airport.[1]

On 30 June 2021 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted an order to open a border checkpoint at Zhytomyr Airport, to allow it to accept international flights.[3] The following August 12 the checkpoint registered its first plane; an airplane from the United States with two citizens of Ukraine on board.[4]

Zhytomyr Airport attack, 27 February 2022
Zhytomyr Airport attack, 27 February 2022

On 27 February 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Zhytomyr Airport was hit by 2 Iskander missiles launched from Belarus.[5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Zhytomyr airport to resume operation after 4-year break – city mayor, Interfax-Ukraine (02.01.2016)
  2. ^ Renovated Zhytomyr city airport resumes operation after 25-year pause, Ukrinform (January 29, 2016)
  3. ^ (in Ukrainian) Zhytomyr Airport will accept international flights, Economic truth (30 June 2021)
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) Zhytomyr Airport took the first international flight: two people arrived, Ukrayinska Pravda (14 August 2021)
  5. ^ "Airport in central Ukraine reportedly targeted by missile fired from Belarus". The Times of Israel. Archived from the original on 27 February 2022. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  6. ^ @KyivIndependent (February 28, 2022). "Russia used Iskander missile systems to attack Zhytomyr Airport. The air strikes were conducted from Belarus, using Russian ballistic missile launchers. Earlier, Belarus said it wouldn't allow air strikes from its territory amid Ukraine's upcoming peace talks with Russia" (Tweet). Retrieved 28 February 2022 – via Twitter.