Kherson International Airport from September 20 until the end of the year will be closed for reconstruction of the runway.
The airport said on its Facebook page on Tuesday that work on the reconstruction of the runway will begin on September 1, but the airfield will be completely closed on September 20 until the repair is completed.
The approximate completion of the work is planned for the end of December 2021.
Earlier, the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects of Ukraine reported that the reconstruction of the runway of the Kherson airport would increase the annual passenger traffic to 500,000 people in a three-year outlook (154,100 in 2019).
According to the agency, after the reconstruction, the airport will receive a 4D airfield category, which provides for a runway length of more than 1,800 m and the ability to receive aircraft with a wingspan of 36-52 m and a main chassis track of 9-14 m.
The Kherson International airport is located in the village of Chornobayivka near Kherson. The first flight of the An-24 aircraft from Kyiv was carried out in 1961. In 2006, the airport received international status.