Simferopol International Airport
15 Площа аеропорту, Simferopol, Ukraine
8 (978) 936-77-71
Simferopol International Airport Reviews
Simferopol International Airport Apr 17, 2015
I visited Crimea for the last time in October 2013, just 4 months before the pro-russian separatists supported by Russian military took control over the airport and Crimea. The quickest way to Crimean was by air to Simferopol.
Simferopol International Airport is located within 15 minutes drive from the city center. It is old and very small. It looks rather poorly but surprisingly clean. The size of the airport has own pros; the way from the baggage drop place to the gate takes less than 2 min. The airport is nicely located; there is some greenery in the front of the airport but only like two benches to sit.
Till February 2014 Simferopol Airport dealt with both international and domestic flights. From March 2014 onwards, all international flights to Simferopol Airport with the exception of flights originating from Russia were cancelled due to the fact that now Crimea has a status of the occupied by Russia territory, occupied in violation of all norms of international law and treaties signed by Moscow itself. The International Civil Aviation Organization and Eurocontrol did not recognize the Russian takeover of the airport, and recommend to avoid the airspace and the airport at any cost. There is no way to maintain or ensure any air safety protocols due to complete ban of any relations of the airport with international organizations. The airport operates only flights to and from Russia with Russian airlines at the moment.
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