The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has sent UAH 200 million for reconstruction of a runway of the international airport in Dnipro, according to a posting on the website of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine. The decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday.
“The Infrastructure Ministry supported the proposal of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and tabled for approval by the government the proposal to allocate UAH 200 million for the reconstruction of the runway of the airport in Dnipro. I support the fact that next year the airport in Dnipro could service the first flights of Ryanair and other European and Ukrainian airlines, including SkyUp,” the press service said, citing Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan.
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 international airport in Dnipro 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 located five kilometers southeastward from Dnipro.