Ukraine - 2.2 Aviation

Ukraine International Airport List

Ukraine National Airport List



Key airport information is available at: World Aero Data Website

Ukraine inherited a significant aircraft manufacturing industry from the USSR, with the Antonov aircraft plant and related factories as its main component. Ukrainian and EU aerospace industries have a major interest in increasing their cooperation. The envisaged agreement could create a new framework for industrial aviation relations between the Ukraine and the EU which could accompany the restructuring and modernisation of the Ukrainian aerospace industry.


Ukrainian civil aviation was completely halted after the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24, 2022. No commercial flights have taken place since then. Although there are plans to resume at least some flights from the Lviv airport even during the war, it is unclear if these plans can be realized. Airports and airfields have been a major targets of the Russian missile and rocket attacks from day 1 of the full-scale invasion. Civil aviation infrastructure has been seriously damaged, but the scale of damage is not made public. The following chapters reflect the pre-war 2022 snapshot of the Ukrainian aviation industry. It is obvious that the war changed the landscape of Ukrainian aviation, and the post-war industry will look differently both in terms of airlines and airports.


Kyiv-Boryspil (KBP) was the largest Ukrainian airport servicing close to 60% of the country's commercial air traffic. Over 9.4 million passengers flew through Boryspil in 2021, which was a 62% growth over the COVID-impacted 2020. There were 45 operating civil airports (including heliports) in Ukraine. Out of them, 14 airports received domestic flights from Kyiv the capital of Ukraine on a regular basis. 14 airports have been assigned international status:

  • Boryspil (Kyiv) (damaged)
  • Dnipro (destroyed)
  • Zaporizhzhia (destroyed)
  • Ivano-Frankivsk (destroyed)
  • Kyiv (Zhulyzny) (damaged)
  • Kryvyi Rih (damaged)
  • Lviv
  • Mykolaiv (destroyed)
  • Odesa (damaged)
  • Rivne (damaged)
  • Uzhhorod
  • Kharkiv (destroyed)
  • Vinnytsya (damaged)
  • Chernivtsi

The following airports covered were capable of handling wide-body passenger aircraft and heavy freighters:


Kyiv (Boryspil Airport) was considered as the main international air hub of the country with all related services and facilities available for offloading, handling, storing and clearing of the humanitarian cargoes. The airport has a large storage capacity, and transportation means and can be easily accessed from the capital for any follow-up work with freight documentation, diplomatic clearances, etc. Close to the Boryspil airport there are other commercial facilities available, including those of DHL, Medical Enterprise “Ukr Vaktsina” with cold storage for medicines, storage facilities and freight transit centre of Raben Ukraine among others.


The following airports can be considered for delivery of humanitarian cargo:





No of Runways

Airport Class

Types of aircraft operated

Hours of Operation




Boryspil International Airport


Located 18,5 km, East of Kyiv

The biggest airport in Ukraine.

It covered around 65% of passenger transportation and provided services to more than 9 million passengers / year.

The runway (4000 m, x 60 m) is suitable for all types of aircraft day and night, including low visibility conditions.

Boryspil Airport was also the only airport of Ukraine for transcontinental flights.

There were heated hangar facilities available for aircraft maintenance and repair.




All types, including

AN225, AN124, B747-400

24 / 7

Available 24/7

Borispol Airport,

Kyiv oblast, 08307

Hostomel International Airport


International airport. Located 25 km North-West of Kyiv, in 2 km from Hostomel vlg.

The airport was used both by civil (Antonov Airlines) and experimental aviation.

There were heated hangars in the aerodrome suitable for maintenance and repair of all aircraft types,

including An-225, An-124, Boeing 747.




All types, including

AN225, AN124, B747-400

Winter 0730-1500 (UTC)
Summer 0630-1400 (UTC)

Within aerodrome

operating hours 24/7

1 Akademika Tupoleva Str.,

Kyiv, 03062


International Airport

“Daniil Galitskiy” (Sknilov)

Located 6 km from Lviv centre South-West of the city.

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport had direct connection with the cities all over the world such as:

Munich, Dortmund, Vienna, Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw,

Moscow and Surgut, Naples, Venice and Milan, Prague, Hurghada, Istanbul, Kyiv and others.




Аn-124, Аn-148
Il-76(130t), Il-62М
Тu-134, Тu-154
Boeing 737
Boeing 767
Boeing 777
Airbus A320

24 / 7

Available 24/7

168 Lyublinskaya Str

Lviv, 79000

Dnipro International Airport


Located within the city, at 8th km of Zaporozhye highway.  




Embraer 195
Boeing 737
Airbus 320
IL 76

24 / 7

Available 24/7

Dnipro airport,

Dnipro, 49042


International Airport


Located within the city, East of the city, 15 km East to the city centre.

Municipal enterprise Zaporozhye International Airport is an operator of the Airport. 




Embraer 195
Boeing 737
IL 76

24 / 7

Available 24/7

Zaporozhye airport, 

Zaporozhye, 69013

Odesa International Airport 


The Airport is located in the southwest part of Odessa.

The distance from the city center to the airport is 7,5 km.

The passenger terminal was designed for international and domestic flights

Handling with capacity of 400 passengers per hour. 




Embraer 195
Boeing 737
Airbus 320
IL 76

24 / 7

Available 24/7

Odesa-54, 65054


Tel (0482) 393549 

or (0482) 393579 


Air Carriers

Currently, due to the war, no air carriers can operate in Ukraine. The fleet of airliners used by the carriers are either locked in the Ukrainian airports or returned to the leasers abroad. It is not clear if the Ukrainian air carriers are able to resume their operations after the war. Some of the air carriers managed to operate in foreign aviation markets (e.g. SkyUp operates in the EU), but most of them are in a hibernate state with uncertain future.


All air carriers listed in the table below are duly registered by the Civil Aviation Authorities of Ukraine for provision of the air transportation services on domestic and international routes.


Air Operator


Aircraft fleet

(aircraft type,

registration number,


Legal address

E-mail and



А1, А2

(inter alia Е11)

  • Antonov Airlines is the ANTONOV company’s subdivision that specializes in international cargo transportation.
  • It was founded in 1989. Antonov Airlines became the first airline which performed charter air transportation 
    of large−size and extra−heavy cargoes on the AN-124 Ruslan heavy transport.
  • Successful operations in this direction formed absolutely new market segment on the airlift of super-heavy cargoes.

UR-82029, 1991

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82073, 1994

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82007, 1987

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82008, 1986

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82027, 1990

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82009, 1987

Аntonov -124-100
UR-82072, 1993

1, Akademika Tupoleva str.,


03062, Ukraine


Limited Liability Company “Aircompany

ZetAvia - А2

(inter alia Е11)

  • Aircompany “ZetAvia” was founded in 2009, it is based in Mykolaiv (Ukraine) 
  • The company has its head office in Kyiv (Ukraine), and a representative office in Sharjah (UAE).
  • The first Air Operator Certificate # UK009 was issued on 01.07.2011 by State Aviation Administration of Ukraine.
  • Aircompany was certificated in compliance with JAR-OPS1.
  • The first flight was operated in August, 2011.

UR-CIE, 1979

Ilyushin -76ТД,
UR-CID, 1985

Ilyushin -76ТД, 
UR-CIF, 1992

Ilyushin -76ТД,
UR-CIV, 1986

5, Vyzvolyteliv blv.

Kyiv, 02660,



Limited Liability Company “Maximus Airlines” (now registered in UAE)

А2 (inter alia Е11)

  • Aviation Group company was established in 2005 to provide solutions for moving oversized cargo.
  • After operating for 5 years in the region, it is now a regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft wet lease operator (ACMI),
    employing more than 200 staff.
  • It operates a fleet of eight all-cargo Antonov An-124-100, Ilyushin IL-76TD and Airbus A300-600RP2F aircraft across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
  • Maximus runs regular scheduled cargo services on behalf of Etihad Crystal Cargo and is the appointed exclusive air relief support partner of the UAE Red Crescent.

Ilyushin -76ТД, 
UR-BXQ, 1992

Ilyushin -76ТД, 
UR-BXS, 1992

Аntonov -124-100, 
UR-ZYD, 2003

4-th fl., 8B,

Raisa Okipna str.,

Kyiv, 02002, Ukraine


SE “Production Association Yuzhny Machine

Building Works named after O.M. Makarov”

Aviation Transport Company “YUZMASHAVIA”

А2 (inter alia Е11)

  • Since 1993 ATC "Yuzmashavia" is a subdivision of State Enterprise "Production Association South Machine building plant named after of A.Makarov".
  • The airline possesses necessary authorizations for transportation of all cargo categories, 
    including dangerous goods, gained
    the necessary experience of delivering humanitarian cargo in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
  • For 25 years of work in the air transport industry Yuzmashavia, dynamically evolved and acquired many clients and reliable partners worldwide.

Ilyushin -76ТД,
UR-78785, 1988

Ilyushin -76ТД,
UR-78786, 1988

1, Kryvorizka str., Dnipropetrovsk,
49008, Ukraine

Postal address:

1, Kryvorizka str., Dnipropetrovsk,
49047, Ukraine


 Commercial Carriers

Airport code

Flight Code


Home Town

Air Urga




Kirovohrad Airport/Kryvyi Rih International Airport

Motor Sich Airlines




Zaporizhia International Airport



Commercial flights of domestic and foreign airlines were served in 19 Ukrainian airports and airfields.

It should be noted that about 98 percent of total passenger and cargo traffic was concentrated in seven major airports - Boryspil, Kyiv (Juliani), Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia.

The Aircraft manufacturing sector is represented by 60 different companies that produce regional passenger and transport aircrafts, small and ultra-small aircrafts (including unmanned), helicopters, aviation engines (piston and jet), on-board radio electronic equipment, and other supporting accessories.


Aviation in Ukraine is regulated by:

  • The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine – state policy in transport including aviation.
  • State Aviation Administration of Ukraine - provides implementation of state policy in the field of civil aviation (the competent authority for civil aviation).
  • National Bureau of Investigation of aviation accidents and incidents of civil aircraft - The investigation of aviation accidents and incidents of civil aircraft Ukraine and foreign civil aircraft, violations of procedure for the use of airspace Ukraine.




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