President inspects reconstruction of Odesa airport

President inspects reconstruction of Odesa airport

During a working trip to Odesa region on Saturday, September 12, President Volodymyr Zelensky got acquainted with the implementation of a project for the reconstruction and construction of the airfield complex of Odesa International Airport.

According to the press service of the President's Office, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii noted that a new runway at Odesa International Airport is 2,800 m in length and 45 m in width. The new airfield will make it possible to receive category D aircraft designed for medium and long-range flights, such as Boeing-747-400/800, as well as other aircraft with a capacity of up to 300 seats. The total cost of the airfield reconstruction project is UAH 3.9 billion.

The minister added that thanks to the new runway, the airport will be able to receive more than two million passengers a year, and after the construction of a new taxiway – more than five million passengers. The new runway should be put in operation by the end of 2020.

In addition, the head of state was shown a new airport terminal designed to receive three million passengers a year.

Odesa International Airport is located 7km southwest of the city center. It is one of the largest airports in Ukraine and is connected by air lines with many cities of Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia and Africa.


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