Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky plans to boost passenger traffic by 37.7%, or 600,000 people in 2019 compared to 2018, to 2.2 million people, the airport’s general director Tetiana Romanovska said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.
She said the airport was negotiating the launch of new flights with Europe’s largest low-cost airlines, Asian airlines and Ukraine’s largest airline, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA).
In connection with the expected increase in passenger traffic, Lviv Airport is planning to launch the old terminal complex to ensure additional working capacity.
In addition, the existing passenger terminal is to be renovated in 2019, in particular, external engineering networks will be built. The project is estimated at UAH 62.06 million. The reconstruction of the airfield (UAH 157.99 million) and the construction of a new terminal (UAH 67 million) are also planned.
As reported, Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky in 2018 increased passenger traffic by 48% from 2017, to 1.598 million people.
The airport is located 6 km south of the city center.
The new terminal building, built for Euro 2012, was commissioned on April 12, 2012. The new terminal with a total area of 39,000 square meters has nine gates, 28 check-in counters, two self-service check-in kiosks, 18 passport control points and 12 airport security points.
The main routes handled by the airport are: Warsaw (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey), Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Baku (Azerbaijan), Thessaloniki (Greece), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy), Tel Aviv (Israel), Bologna (Italy), Radom (Poland), Heraklion (Greece), Minsk (Belarus), and Burgas (Bulgaria).