Culminating three years of work, Odesa Airport’s new 2.8 km cement runway opened on Friday.

With Ukraine’s first new runway in a decade and a new, 30,000 square meter international air terminal, the director of Odesa airport, Volodomyr Semenchenko, believes that the terminal can double passenger traffic from pre-pandemic levels, to 4 million in 2025. He has predicted that passenger traffic will reach 1.4 million this year, double last year’s level and 85% the level of 2019.