Odessa, Odessa Region
Odessa International Airport is the airport of Odessa, the third largest city in Ukraine. The airport is located seven kilometers south-west of the city center. Odessa International Airport belongs to the group of the largest airports of the country and connects the city with Kiev, some cities of the CIS countries, Europe and the Middle East.
The history of the airport in Odessa began in 1924. Then an air station was opened at the airfield “Shkolny”, which took its first technical flight on 21 May and the first passenger flight “Ukrvozdukhputi” on 25 May.
In 1961, the new Odessa airport was put into operation and began to receive the Tu-104 jet passenger aircraft. Odessa Airport was one of three airports in the Ukrainian SSR, which could take airliners of this type.
June 8, 2012, the reconstruction of the airport started, on this day the builders began preparing the land on which the new terminal will be built. The area of the new terminal will be 26 000 m², the capacity of 1000 people per hour (1.5-2 million passengers per year), 16 registration desks, 4 telescopic gangways will be installed, and the number of exits for landing on buses will be increased from 2 to 5.
Servicing passengers of international flights arriving in Odessa, began in the new terminal on September 2, 2017, so passengers of all incoming flights are now serviced in the new terminal. It is not yet known when it will service passengers from departing flights. Departing flights will still be served in the old terminal.