Lutsk Airport (also given as Lutsk Southeast) (IATA: UCK, ICAO: UKLC) is an unfunctioning airport in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine located 14 km southeast of Lutsk. Built in 1986. Out of commission from 1996.
This photo essay shows photographs of an aircraft boneyard at a closed airport. Lutsk Airport is one of the most historic abandoned airports in Ukraine. You may found photos of abandoned planes and neglected parts of the flight terminal building.
History of Lutsk Airport
Construction of a new civil airport in Lutsk began in 1982 in the USSR. The city authorities could not agree with the military on the joint basing of military and civil aviation at the Vyshkov airfield, which was located within the city boundaries and had an artificial runway with a length of 2500 meters.
Construction began from scratch near the village of Krupa, 11 km from Lutsk. An airfield with a runway of 1600 meters and a new terminal appeared here. The length of the concrete already at that time did not allow to receive modern aircraft.
The Lutsk airport was founded in 1984. Leonid Palazhchenko, First Secretary of the Volyn Regional Committee of the Communist Party, took care of the construction. On April 12, 1984, the first AN-2 flight to Rivne was made from the Lutsk airport.
Later, AN-24, Yak-40, L-410, and TU-104 planes flew from the airport. After the completion of the airport, the airport building was put into operation with an operating room, cash desks, post office, lounge, cafe, meeting point, cargo department, medical center and restaurant, observation terrace.
The capacity of the airport was 400 people per hour. From Lutsk town to the airport there was a bus №160 with route “Railway station – airport”. Regular flights were sent from the airport to Kyiv, Odessa, Simferopol, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Moscow, and nearby settlements. There were international flights to Istanbul.
The last flight from the new Lutsk airport was made in 1996, after which it was used as fuel storage and as a parking lot for trucks.
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