During the peaceful time, the international airport “Donetsk” became one of the most important airports in Ukraine due to its reconstruction in 2011-2012. In accordance with the program of preparation of Donetsk before Euro 2012, a construction of a new seven-story airport terminal with a capacity of 3,100 passengers per hour started in 2011. July 26, 2011 during a solemn ceremony, a new airstrip length of 4000 m, a width of 75 m was opened. In the future, the airport had the potential to become an air hub.
Due strategic nature, the international airport “Donetsk” became the place of the fiercest confrontation between the armed forces of Ukraine and DNR. As a result of multimonthly fighting, airport facilities were completely destroyed. Some planes did not fly away. They transformed into objects of shelters and shelling