Chernivtsi International Airport

Chernivtsi International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт «Чернівці»
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Chernivtsi
Location Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Elevation AMSL 797 ft / 243 m
Coordinates 48°15′32″N 25°58′52″E / 48.25889°N 25.98111°E / 48.25889; 25.98111
Website airportchernivtsi.cv.ua
Map
CWC
Location of airport in Ukraine
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 48,211 [1]

Chernivtsi International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт «Чернівці») (IATA: CWC, ICAO: UKLN) is an airport in the city of Chernivtsi in western Ukraine.

History

Early history

First scheduled flights in Chernivtsi commenced in 1928, on the route BucharestIași – Cernăuți (as it was the name of the city in the interwar period, when it was part of the Kingdom of Romania). The flights were operated by SNNA (Serviciul Național de Navigație Aeriană, in 1930 renamed LARES - Romanian Air Lines Exploited by the State) using Farman F.168Bn4 aircraft. In 1929, SNNA (using Avia BH-25J) flew the 585 km (364 mi) long air service Bucharest – Galați – Iași – Cernăuți, followed in 1930 by Galați – Cernăuți route. On 1 November 1931, LARES opened an air service on the Bucharest - Galați – Chișinău – Cernăuți route, with a length of 676 km (420 mi) and served by Junkers F.13 aircraft.[2]

The current airport was designed at the beginning of the 1930s, and inaugurated on 24 May 1933.[3] The terminal building was designed by the Romanian architect Constantin Dragu.[4]

An international route (considered one of the most interesting air services running across Europe at that time) opened on 28 March 1937, when PLL LOT and LARES starting the operation of an air service between Palestine and Poland: LyddaRhodosAthensThessalonikiSofia – Bucharest – Cernăuți – LwowWarsaw. Both airline companies operated their Lockheed L-10A Electra on this service, later supplemented by the Savoia-Marchetti SM.83.[2] On 15 iunie 1938, the domestic route Cernăuți – ClujArad was launched (operated with Lockheed Electra, Savoia-Marchetti S.73 and later Douglas B-23 Dragon aircraft).[5]

Recent years

In 2016, scheduled operations were resumed by national carrier Ukraine International Airlines. The carrier inaugurated a route linking its hub in Kiev-Boryspil with Chernivitsi on 12 July, initially operated on a daily basis with flights carried out by partner airline Dniproavia using their Embraer 145 fleet.[6] In the end of 2017 UIA started using Embraer 190s.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Bravo AirwaysSeasonal charter: Antalya
Ukraine International AirlinesKiev-Boryspil
Seasonal: Bergamo
Seasonal charter: Antalya[7]

Statistics

Annual passenger statistics
YearTotal passengersChange from previous year
2010
56,600
2011
27,000
52.0%
2012
27,300
1.1%
2013
16,000
41.3%
2016
12,673
20.7%
2017
48,211[8]
277.9%

2018

MonthTotal passengersChange from previous year
January
2,836
3%
February 2,141 10%
March 2,725 17%
April 5,593 69%
May 8,111 82%
June 10,126 72%
July 10,687 56%
Jan-Jul 42,219 53%

See also

References

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