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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 55% RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN JAN

The passenger flow at the Kharkiv International Airport in January 2020 grew by 55% year-over-year, to 111,600 people.
The airport said on its Facebook page, the total number of flights was 435.
The most popular destinations were Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Boryspil (Kyiv), Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk (all are Poland), Vienna (Austria), Wroclaw (Poland), Dortmund (Germany) and Prague (the Czech Republic).
As reported, the passenger flow of the Kharkiv International Airport in 2019 increased by 40% compared to the same period in 2018, to 1.3 million people.
Kharkiv airport has a runway 2500 meters long and 50 meters wide. Two passenger terminals with an hour capacity of 100 and 650 people are located on its territory.
The airport through New Systems AM is operated by DCH.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 17% RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN JAN

Boryspil International airport sees 17% rise in passenger traffic in Jan
KYIV. Feb 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January 2020 increased passenger flow by 17% compared with January 2019, to 1.049 million people.
The press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine that 968,800 passengers were transported on international flights (a rise of 18.6%) and 81,000 – on domestic flights (a rise of 1.3%).
The number of flights (arrivals/departures) in January 2020 amounted to 7,662 (a rise of 1.3% compared to January 2019), including 6,727 international flights (a rise of 3.2%) and 935 domestic flights (a fall of 10.9%).
As reported, in 2019, Boryspil Airport increased passenger traffic by 21.2%, to 15.26 million people.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest one in Ukraine with a total area of about 1,000 hectares.

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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 28.6% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW

The passenger flow of the Lviv International Airport totaled 163,400 people in January 2020, which is 28.6% more than in January 2019.
The airport’s press service said on its Facebook, in particular, 143,400 people were transported on international flights, and 20,000 people on domestic flights.
The number of flights was 1,347 (1,134 international and 213 domestic), which is 6% more than in January 2019.
As reported, the passenger flow of the Lviv International Airport in 2019 amounted to 2.217 million people, which is 38.8% more than in 2018.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STARTS TEMPERATURE SCREENING OF PASSENGERS FROM CHINA

The Boryspil international airport from January 26, 2020 started temperature screening of passengers arriving directly from China, specialists and equipment have been prepared, the Health Ministry of Ukraine has reported. “From January 26, screening of passengers arriving directly from China will begin at the Boryspil airport. The sanitary-quarantine department specialists have already been trained and equipped with infrared thermometers,” the ministry said on its Facebook page on January 25 in the evening.
It is also reported that on Saturday the World Health Organization (WHO) updated screening guidelines at points of entry into countries where the spreading of a new coronavirus has not yet been recorded.
“Previous WHO experience has shown that introducing body temperature screening to identify potential suspected cases of coronavirus required significant investments and was not effective enough. However, during the outbreak of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, most cases of illness at airports were detected precisely because of temperature screening. This method reduces the risk of introducing the coronavirus into the country,” the Health Ministry said.
Also, to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection, WHO recommends routine SARS prevention activities.
As reported, a pneumonia outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan began in December 2019, as a result of a new strain of coronavirus.

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STATE-CONTROLLED UKRGASBANK ISSUES $14.5 MLN FOR BUILDING NEW TERMINAL AT ZAPORIZHIA AIRPORT

State-controlled Ukrgasbank (Kyiv) has issued $13 million and UAH 42.8 million for the construction of a new terminal at Zaporizhia airport, the financial institution’s press service has told Interfax-Ukraine. According to the report, the total cost of building the new terminal amounted to UAH 1.085 billion.
“Further borrowing needs from the borrower have not been announced at the moment,” the press service of Ukrgasbank said.
As reported, in December 2019 Zaporizhia completed the construction of a new airport terminal and in March 2020 they plan to open it for passengers.
Ukrgasbank was established in 1993. The state represented by the Ministry of Finance owns 94.94% of the shares of the financial institution.
Ukrgasbank ranked fourth among 76 banks operating in the country on October 1, 2019 in terms of total assets (UAH 114.133 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

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DNIPRO AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 13.2%

Dnipro Airport in 2019 increased passenger traffic to 338,888 people, which is 13.2% more than in 2018 (299,250).
According to the airport’s website, passenger traffic on international flights last year amounted to 198,190 people, on domestic flights some 140,698 people.
In December 2019, the airport passenger flow was 2.8% more than the figure for the same month of 2018 and amounted to 20,253 people.
As reported, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Oleksandr Bondarenko at the end of November 2019 said that the construction of a new airfield of the international airport in Dnipropetrovsk region will begin in the summer of 2020. The new international terminal and VIP terminal in a single complex will be built by the Ukrainian industrial and financial group DCH. It is planned that it will have a high throughput of up to 1,000 people/hour.
The total cost of the project is $180 million.

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