Zhytomyr International Airport
Міжнародний аеропорт «Житомир»
|Location||Zhytomyr, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine|
The airport started operating in 1939. But in November 2011, it was stripped from its registration as civil airport because it had not received any airplanes since 1990. On 30 December 2015, the airport again received an airport certificate and reopened on 29 January 2016, with the (technical) flight of a Saab 340. Maintenance for the fleet of Yanair is provided at Zhytomyr Airport.
On 30 June 2021 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted an order to open a border checkpoint at Zhytomyr Airport, which will allow it to accept international flights. The following August 12 this checkpoint registered its first plane; an airplane from the United States with two citizens of Ukraine on board. On 27 February 2022, Zhytomyr Airport was hit by 2 Iskander missiles launched from Belarus.
- Zhytomyr airport to resume operation after 4-year break – city mayor, Interfax-Ukraine (02.01.2016)
- Renovated Zhytomyr city airport resumes operation after 25-year pause, Ukrinform (January 29, 2016)
- (in Ukrainian) Zhytomyr Airport will accept international flights, Economic truth (30 June 2021)
- (in Ukrainian) Zhytomyr Airport took the first international flight: two people arrived, Ukrayinska Pravda (14 August 2021)