Airport in Nikolaev
The international airport in Nikolaev is located in the vicinity of the village of Balovnoye, Novoodesskiy district. The runway of the airline has a length of 2.5 kilometers and is capable of receiving aircraft such as Tu-154, An-22, Il-76, Il-62.
Despite the fact that the airport has passed international certification, with the right to service international flights, the company has introduced some restrictions on the reception of aircraft. The fact is that the runway was repaired for the last time in 1989, so its condition today leaves much to be desired..
As a civil aviation enterprise, the airport in Nikolaev began its activity in 1960. Every year expanding the geography of flights and renewing the fleet of cars, the airport increased passenger traffic.
In the mid-70s, a new runway was built here, and at the end of 1983 a new passenger terminal building was commissioned. Every day, cargo and passenger flights to major cities of the Soviet Union were sent from the airport on airplanes such as Tu-134, An-22, Il-76.
In 1992, the airline received a certificate for the right to service aircraft of international airlines.
However, the airport is currently in need of significant renovation, and its runway is in need of overhaul. The main operator of the airport, the Nikolaev International Airport utility company, does not have the financial ability to cope with a large-scale reconstruction. Therefore, in July 2011, it was announced the readiness of the privatization of the airline with the condition of providing a plan for the further development of the airport in Nikolaev..
Service and services
The airport in Nikolaev has all the necessary means to ensure safe passenger service and create a comfortable stay on its territory.
Provided with voice and visual information about the movement of aircraft, round-the-clock airport security, timely registration of tickets and baggage control. There is a post office, ticket offices, food points, a medical center, a room for mothers and children..
Passengers with disabilities are provided with escort services by a paramedic and special transport.
From the parking lot of the airport, regular movement of public transport and minibuses of the "Gazelle" type is organized. Also city taxi services provide their services..