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Transcarpathian Regional Council wants to resume work of Uzhhorod Airport in 1-2 months

31 July , 2022  

At a session at the end of this week, the Transcarpathian Regional Council decided to increase the authorized capital of the Uzhgorod airport located near the border with the EU by UAH 26 million in order to resume its work without waiting for the end of the war.
“We have significantly raised the funding of the Uzhgorod airport … in order to carry out the necessary procedures, obtain permits, build the necessary buildings and, finally, start earning, and not count losses,” Volodymyr Chubirko, head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, wrote on Facebook.
“The former minus – the runway, which starts abroad, has become its plus. We must use it,” he said.
The international airport “Uzhgorod” is located in a mountainous area in such a way that the threshold of the runway 10 is located a few hundred meters from the Ukrainian-Slovak border. Therefore, Slovak airspace is used for instrument landings at this aerodrome.
In September 2020, Ukraine and Slovakia signed an intergovernmental agreement, and a year later, the airport accepted the first flight using a certain part of the Slovak airspace.
Local media also report Chubirko’s words, who expressed confidence that the airport will be launched “in a month or two”, and Ukrainian companies based in Europe today will use it.

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