Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport
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Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi
International Airport

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport logo.svg
Airport typePublic
OperatorState Enterprise "Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport"
LocationLviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
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 (2019)
PassengersIncrease 2,217,400
Freight (tons)Increase -
FlightsIncrease 18,963

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (Ukrainian: "" ?) (IATA: LWO, ICAO: UKLL) is an international airport in Lviv, Ukraine. The airport is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from central Lviv. The airport is named after King Daniel of Galicia, the historical founder of the city in 1256 AD.


Early history

Established in 1929 as Lwów-Skni?ów Airport. Skni?ów 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 Krakow. 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.

Developments since 2010

In 2010, the airport carried 481,900 passengers.[1] 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.[2][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.[3] 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).[2][4]

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).[5] In January 2017, Wizz Air announced that it would be resuming flights to Lviv, initially with the introduction of a route to Wroclaw.[6]

In March 2017, Ryanair announced that it would be launching seven routes to Lviv starting October 2017.[7] 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.[8] 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.[2] 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.[9] There had been tentative plans to use it for VIP passengers in the future.[10] However, in June 2019, the terminal was re-opened for domestic flights, with future plans to move charter flights to the terminal as well.[11]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Lviv:[12]

Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Seasonal: Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Charter: Sharm El Sheikh[13]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[13]Dalaman[13]
Belavia Minsk
Buta Airways Baku
Ellinair Seasonal: Heraklion, Thessaloniki
Jonika Airlines Seasonal: Athens
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin
Seasonal: Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn-Mazury, Pozna?
Lufthansa Munich
Motor Sich Airlines Kyiv-Zhuliany
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Bodrum
Ryanair Bari (begins 28 March 2021),[14]Bergamo, Bologna, Budapest, Kraków, London-Stansted, Memmingen, Naples (begins 29 March 2021),[14]Palermo (begins 30 March 2021),[14]Pisa (begins 30 March 2021),[14]Pozna?, Rome-Fiumicino, Treviso (begins 30 March 2021),[14]Turin (begins 28 March 2021),[14]Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
SkyUp[15] Alicante (begins 21 May 2021), Barcelona (22 May 2021), Bratislava (begins 30 April 2021), Beauvais, Burgas (begins 1 June 2021), Dubai-International, Heraklion (begins 21 May 2021), Istanbul (begins 18 December 2020),[16]Naples, Prague, Rhodes (begins 25 May 2021) , Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Batumi
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[17]Hurghada,[17]Sharm El Sheikh[17]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Kyiv-Boryspil, Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Barcelona, Bologna, Madrid
Charter: Sharm El Sheikh[18]
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[18]Bodrum,[18]Hurghada,[18]Tivat[18]
Voyage Air Seasonal: Varna
Windrose Airlines Kyiv-Boryspil
Seasonal: Burgas, Heraklion, Rhodes
Wizz AirBerlin-Brandenburg, Billund,[19]Bratislava, Budapest, Catania (begins 30 March 2021),[20]Copenhagen, Dortmund, Gda?sk, Hahn, Hamburg,[21]Katowice, Larnaca, Lisbon,[22]London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa,[23]Pardubice,[24]Rome-Ciampino,[25]Szczecin,[26]Tallinn,[27]Verona (begins 29 March 2021),[28]Vilnius, Wroc?aw



Year Passengers[1][29][30] Change Lviv Airport Passenger Totals 2002-2020 (Jan - Sep) (in millions)
2002 110,200 -
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 (Jan - Sep) 702,600 Decrease058,0%

Ground transportation

Terminal interior

A dedicated express link bus to Lviv railway station runs every 90 minutes.[31] 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

  • On 4 October 2019, Ukraine Air Alliance Flight 4050, an Antonov An-12 crash-landed in a field close to the village of Sokilnyky 1.5 km (0.9 mi) short of the runway of Lviv airport, killing at least five people. The Ukraine Air Alliance (Ukraine-Aeroalliance) plane ran out of fuel before a planned stopover at Lviv, en route from Vigo in Spain to Istanbul.[33][34]

See also


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  2. ^ a b c "Lviv International Airport". Airport Technology. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Modernization of Lviv airport for Euro-2012 finals to cost $200 million. Government can cough up $70 million, ZIK (27 May 2008)
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Wizz Air launches flights from Lviv to Wroclaw from April 2017". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Ryanair Launches Low Fares In Ukraine (Country No.34)". Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukraine Services As Kiev Airport Fails To Honour Commitments". Ryanair. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ " No 1 "" ? - Wikimapia". Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ " ? - "? "". .ua. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ " . ?". 21 June 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ " - Schedule". Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ a b c "Flights".
  14. ^ a b c d e f "RYANAIR LAUNCHES NEW UKRAINE TO ITALY ROUTES FOR WINTER 2020 & SUMMER 2021". 7 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Schedule".
  16. ^ "SkyUp expands its flight program to Istanbul". 3 November 2020.
  17. ^ a b c "freight monitor".
  18. ^ a b c d e "Charter flights timetable". 30 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
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  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  31. ^ "Airport - ". Retrieved 2019.
  32. ^ Kirillov, Roman (27 July 2005). "PILOTS CONVICTED FOR DISASTER DURING AIR SHOW". The Current Digest of the Russian Press. 56 (26): 9-10. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2011. While performing an aerobatic maneuver, an SU-27 jet crashed into a crowd of spectators, leaving 77 dead and another 543 injured. The commander of the plane's crew, Vladimir Toponar, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison, and copilot Yury Yegorov got eight years
  33. ^ "Ukraine plane crash: Five die as Antonov crash-lands near Lviv", BBC News, 4 October 2019, retrieved 2019
  34. ^ "Five people killed in An-12 crash-landing near Lviv airport", Ukrinform, 4 October 2019, retrieved 2019

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