The British consulting company Skytrax has presented the winners of The World’s Best Airports in 2022 rating according to the results of a passenger survey, Boryspil International Airport took the seventh place.
According to a report on the airport’s website on Wednesday, the top ten included the airports of Batumi, Budapest, Tallinn, Bucharest, Riga, Tbilisi, Boryspil International Airport, as well as Belgrade, Bratislava and Zagreb airports.
In 2021, Boryspil ranked fifth in the Skytrax rating.
“The fact that Boryspil International Airport was ranked among the top ten airports demonstrates its standards of work with passengers to ensure their comfort and safety. The war suddenly suspended the operation of the airport. But nothing will change our confidence in the victory of Ukraine, its peaceful and independent development. I believe in the future of the main air gates of the country – Boryspil International Airport,” Oleksiy Dubrevsky, CEO of the airport, is quoted in the message.
Skytrax is a British consulting company that has been evaluating the quality of service for airports and airlines around the world since 1989.
The World Airport Awards are presented based on a survey of more than 13 million passengers at 550 airports around the world.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Matteo Patrone as Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, according to a report on the EBRD’s website. “Matteo Patrone will be responsible for the bank’s operations and engagement in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The EBRD’s combined investment in the six countries stands at almost EUR 24 billion throughout all sectors of their economies to date,” the report says. “Patrone will work in Kyiv. He is taking over the position from Francis Malige, who was the first Managing Director of the EBRD’s Eastern Europe hub and has recently been appointed Managing Director, Financial Institutions, at the bank’s headquarters in London,” according to the document.
“I am honored and humbled to take on this new position at the EBRD in an exciting region. We have seen impressive progress in all countries under my predecessor and it will be my priority to create the conditions for our strong local teams to build on this and expand further. The needs are huge and our offer is attractive. Our aim will be to continue promoting the competitiveness of the local economies as they are moving closer to Europe,” Patrone said.
“Patrone, an Italian national, joined the EBRD in 2008 in London as a member of the corporate equity team after a successful career in the private sector. He was appointed Director for Serbia in 2012 and Regional Director for Romania and Bulgaria in 2015.
The EBRD is the largest international financial investor in Ukraine. Since the beginning of its activities in the country in 1993, the bank has undertaken total commitments to provide almost EUR 12.1 billion for about 400 projects.