Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport is completely ready to work in winter.
According to the press service of Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA), with reference to its deputy head Oleksandr Hustelev, the existing snow-clearing equipment was checked, deicing materials were prepared.
“We have 36 units of snow removal equipment, which will be used to combat snow and icing. Anti-ice treatment is almost the most important component of aviation safety. To prevent ice formation on the fuselage, surface and tail of the aircraft, deicers are used – a technique for treating aircraft with liquid from ice, installations for heating the aircraft and attachments,” he said.
According to him, 70 tonnes of granular and 88 cubic meters of liquid anti-ice reagent were prepared to combat ground icing on all types of airfield pavements. The equipment of boiler houses, heating and power grids is completely ready. In addition, the lighting equipment was repaired and prepared for operation in winter.
The airport fleet has a runway friction meter, sand and liquid chemical applicators, snow and wind machines, as well as garbage trucks and tractors, bulldozers, graders, loaders.
Over the past few years, the airport has acquired five new units of snow removal machinery.
Passenger traffic at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-September 2020 amounted to 600,600 passengers, which is 70.1% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights amounted to 589,500, on domestic flights some 11,100.
The number of flights in January-September 2020 amounted to 9,800 for arrivals and departures, which is 53.9% less than the same period in 2019, of which international flights amounted to 7,820, domestic to 1,980.
The most popular international destinations since the beginning of 2020 are Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), London (the UK), Memmingen and Dortmund (Germany), and domestic are Zaporizhia, Dnipro and Odesa.
In September 2020, the airport served 51,100 passengers, which is 66.8% less than in September 2019. The number of passengers served on international flights is 49,100, on domestic flights some 2,000 passengers.
The number of flights in September 2020 amounted to 1,285 for arrival and departure, which is 19.7% less than in the same period in 2019, of which 945 international flights, and 340 domestic flights.
The airports of Ukraine in January-September 2020, according to recent data, served 6.857 million passengers, which is 62.9% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the website of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, in international traffic, the passenger traffic of Ukrainian airports during this period decreased by 63.7%, to 6.063 million people.
According to the statistics of the service, in January-September of this year, Ukrainian airlines served almost 3.770 million people, which is 64.7% less than in the same period in 2019. Of these, 3.380 million people were transported in international traffic (a reduction of 65.4% in the same comparison).
At the same time, in the first nine months of 2020, Ukrainian airlines performed 33,500 commercial flights (a decrease by 58%), including 26,700 international ones (60.1% less).
As reported, the airports of Ukraine in 2019 served 24.337 million passengers, which is 18.5% more than in 2018.
Odesa International Airport in January-September 2020 reduced passenger traffic to 555,800 0 passengers, which is 55% less than the volume for the same period in 2019.
As reported on the airport’s Facebook page on Monday, in particular, 435,500 0 passengers were transported on international flights, which is 58% less than in the first nine months of 2019. Some 120.2 thousand people flied domestic flights, which is 49% less.
The number of flights performed in the first nine months of 2020 was 7,048, which is 46% less than the volume for the same period in 2019 (4,572 international flights (a decline of 51%), and 2,476 domestic flights (a fall of 30%).
At the same time, in September 2020, the passenger traffic of the airport amounted to 71,900 people, which is 60% less than in September 2019 (49,200 passengers on international flights (a fall of 66%), and 22,680 passengers on domestic flights (a decline of 25%).
The number of flights performed in September of this year was 1,035, which is 38% less than in September 2019 (588 international flights (a fall of 52%), and 447 domestic flights (1% down).
As reported, the Odesa international airport in 2019 serviced 1.694 million passengers, which is 17.1% more than in 2018.
Odessa International Airport LLC is a joint venture established in November 2011 by the Odesa City Council and the private investor Odesa Airport Development, which finances the construction of a new airport terminal and infrastructure worth $45 million.
Boryspil International Airport in January-September 2020 reduced passenger traffic to 4.058 million passengers, which is 65% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, in September 2020 Boryspil airport served 554,485 passengers, which is 66% less than in the same period in 2019.
“The high season 2020 for the aviation industry is over. Due to the restrictions adopted by the Ukrainian government in August, not only did the September Hasidic program not take place, but at the same time the airport saw a 30% shortage of passenger traffic. The hub model has become unrealistic – we will be missing about 3 million transfer passengers The aviation industry has cut costs as much as possible to cope with the difficult times. Quarantine restrictions continue to be a stop factor for passengers. Analyzing the statistics for January-September 2020, we can more accurately predict the expected passenger traffic with which we will end the year. Passenger traffic at Boryspil airport in 2020 will fall to the level of 2009, which will lead to a multiple decrease in the income of Boryspil airport compared to 2019,” the press service of the airport said citing director general Pavlo Riabikin.
According to the published data, in the first nine months of 2019, the airport served 2.6 million transfer passengers, which is 22.4% of the total passenger traffic, and in the same period of 2020, some 418,000 passengers were served, which is 10.3% of the total passenger traffic.
A new airport will be constructed in Zakarpattia in two or three years, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during his working trip to Zakarpattia region.
“We decided that the today’s issue is to make the airport [Uzhgorod] operate, we plan to restore this airport in any case, so that it is good, modern, viable. As for the geographical location of this airport, we all understand that it is impossible to construct a large aviation hub at this place and to extend the runway. Therefore, I know that we will construct a fundamental international modern airport in Zakarpattia. Where will it be? We have three options,” Zelensky said at a briefing in Zakarpattia region on Friday.
The president said that the money for the construction of the new airport in Zakarpattia is budgeted for 2021.
“We are already putting money into the 2021 budget, so that we have the initial work on the construction of this airport done. I think that we will construct the new airport in about two or three years. Now the most important thing is that people will have the opportunity connect not only within Ukraine, but also travel around the world,” Zelensky said.