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Lviv International Airport LWO re-open Old Terminal for Motor Sich Airlines

Lviv International Airport LWO re-open Old Terminal for Motor Sich Airlines

On 24.06.2019 in Lviv International Airport (LWO) re-open Old Terminal (Terminal 1) for passengers of Motor Sich Airlines that was built in Soviet Union time in 1955 and reconstructed in 2009 - 2012.

All passengers who arrive by flights № MSI263 / MSI265 of Motor Sich Airlines on the route Kyiv (IEV) - Lviv (LWO) have a great chance to touch the history of Soviet Aviation and make nice pictures.

Prior to this moment Terminal 1 of Lviv International Airport (LWO) was used to service only special and VIP flights.

The decision to use the old terminal was taken in connection with the overloading of the arrival zone of the new terminal during the peak period of passenger traffic which in the summer season is actually every day from 11:00 to 17:00.

About Old Terminal (Terminal 1) of Lviv International Airport (LWO)

In April 1955 the new terminal was opened at Lviv Airport (now - Terminal 1) built by a typical project of Moscow architects Yelkin and Krukov advised by academician Zholtovsky. Construction was carried out by Lviv Building Trust No.98 under the direction of Keller. Similar buildings built on a typical project appear in Kharkiv, Simferopol and Donetsk. There are ticket offices, dispatching, post office, telephone, telegraph, hotel for 14 persons, restaurant - all that is needed for comfortable work and flights.

By the end of the 1950s many international airlines including Moscow - Vienna, Moscow - Prague, Moscow - Bucharest and others were passing via Lviv. Due to the fact that in the early 1960s civil aviation began to use jet and turboprop aircraft Lviv Airport stopped serving international airlines.

At Lviv Airport could land Antonov An-10, from 1963 - An-24, from 1964 - Il-18 and Tu-124. These aircrafts served medium and long-distance routes of Aeroflot. In 1967 aircrafts IL-14 which was used on short distance routes were replaced by An-24 and Yak-40. This time An-2, Aero Ae-45, Let L-200 Morava flew on domestic airlines from Lviv.

In 1970-1980 the runway was thickened and extended resulting in Lviv Airport being able to land aircrafts Tu-154, transport IL-76 and Antonov An-22 Antei.

At medium range routes aircrafts Tu-134 was operated and Let L-410 was on domestic routes. In 1980s the largest intensity of airline departures from Lviv airport was about 60 per day.

In 1990 the state-wide information system of airport schedules "Siren-2" operated at Lviv Airport. The system allowed to synchronize all schedules between the key airports of USSR. System "Siren-2" in USSR were also in Dnipro, Kiev, Odessa and Simferopol.


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