Stalino Airport is founded (Donetsk was known as Stalino until 1961). The airport's first flight was between Stalino and Starobilsk.
As Ukraine prepares to host Euro 2012, Donetsk International Airport undergoes major reconstruction works. The airport is renamed in honour of celebrated local composer Serhiy Prokofiev.
A new 45-meter high airport control tower is constructed providing visibility over the expanded airport complex.
On the eve of the big Euro 2012 kick-off, a new seven-storey terminal building with a capacity of 3,100 passengers per hour is unveiled.
Donetsk International Airport is closed after coming under attack from Kremlin-backed insurgents. Ukrainian forces storm the airport, dislodge insurgent forces and take control of the complex.
• International class A airport
• Terminal capacity: 3,100 passengers/per hour
• Cargo warehouse capacity : 30 tonnes
• Runway length: 4,000 m
• Runway width: 60 m
• Accepts all classes of aircraft