The Lviv international airport will switch the Motor Sich airlines’ Kyiv-Lviv flight Nos. MSI263/MSI265 to its old terminal on June 24, 2019, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.
"We have long planned to use the old terminal for its intended purpose. Now, it is very useful to us for facilitating operations during peak hours and handling charter services (we will begin in two or three weeks) and special flights operated on small business aircraft," the airport's General Director Tetiana Romanivska said.
The airport’s old terminal is currently used for special and VIP flights. At the same time, it is being re-equipped to handle domestic flights, the first of which was scheduled to begin on June 23. It will also handle charter flights, operation of which will begin in two or three weeks.
The decision to use the old terminal was made because the arrival zone of the new terminal is overloaded during peak passenger traffic, which lasts from 11:00 to 17:00 almost every day during the summer season.
As reported earlier, passenger traffic through the Lviv airport increased by 48% to 1.598 million in 2018, compared with 2017.
The new terminal complex, which was built ahead of the 2012 European football championships, was opened on April 12, 2012. The new terminal has a total area of 39,000 square meters of space. It has nine gates, 28 check-in counters, two self-check-in kiosks, 18 passport control desks, and 12 security checkpoints.
The main international destinations from the Lviv airport are Warsaw, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Baku, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Rome, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Radom, Heraklion, Minsk, and Burgas.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Lviv airport has doubled the daily parking fees. Even after the fee increase, there is still a problem with availability of parking space.