In a first step, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch Abu Dhabi-Odesa flights in September.

 “There are several airlines that were waiting for a new runway to recommence flights,” Semenchenko told reporters. Replacing a runway built in 1961, the new runway can handle medium and long-range aircraft Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. It helps to boost the airport’s rating by the International Civil Aviation Organization to ‘all weather.’ Sergey Grinevetsky, the Head of the Odesa regional administration said: “The airport is a magnet that can attract investment.”