The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport increased its passenger flow by 12.4%, to 61,900 people, in January-March 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website.
The airport serviced 21,500 passengers in January, 18,970 in February, and 21,440 in March.
Some 34,100 passengers used international flights and 27,810 people used domestic flights at the airport in Q1.
As reported, the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine supported the allocation of UAH 1 billion from the 2019 national budget for the construction of a new runway at the Dnipropetrovsk International Airport within the framework of a public-private partnership project under which a private investor would build a new terminal and put it into service in 2020.
Ukrainian businessman, owner of the DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, who had earlier invested in the renovation of the Kharkiv International Airport, has announced his plans to modernize the international airport in Dnipro.
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to influence the situation with the airport in Dnipro.
The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport was founded in 1943. It became an independent enterprise in 2011. The airport is situated 5 kilometers southeastward from Dnipro.