Odesa International Airport served almost 900,900 passengers in January-July 2019, which is 12.3% more than in the same period in 2018.
According to statistics posted on the airport’s Facebook page, over 169,000 people (16% more) were served on domestic flights for the indicated period, and more than 731,800 passengers (up by 10.9%) on international flights.
On August 16 Odesa airport served the millionth passenger in 2019.
“This year we’ve managed to reach the millionth mark already in August – this is a record high for Odesa airport,” airport director for marketing and commerce Viacheslav Chehlatonev said.
Odesa International Airport LLC is a joint venture created in November 2011 by Odesa City Council and Odesa Airport Development, a private investor that finances the construction of a new airport terminal and infrastructure worth $45 million.
The Dnipro International Airport increased its passenger flow by 11.5%, to 187,800 people, in January-July 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website. The airport serviced 38,400 passengers in July that is 24% more a year ago.
As reported, in June 2019 Cabinet of Ministers allocated UAH 200 million for the reconstruction of a new runway at the airport in Dnipro.
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 Dnipro International Airport 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 Dnipro International Airport was founded in 1943. It became an independent enterprise in 2011. The airport is situated 5 kilometers southeast of the Dnipro.
The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) in January-July 2019 saw a 21.2% rise in passenger flow year-over-year, to 8.3 million people, the airport’s press service has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The number of transfer passengers, according to the airport, for the period amounted to 1.915 million, which is 2.4% higher than in the first seven months of 2018.
In January-July 2019, 7,740 people were serviced on domestic flights (arrivals and departures) (a rise of 3.3% over the same period in 2018), on international ones – 54,266 people (a rise of 15.7%).
At the same time, the airport did not provide information on the number of passengers serviced on international and domestic flights.
In July 2019, the passenger flow of the airport amounted to 1.625 million people, which is 26% more than in July 2018. The share of transfer passengers of the total passenger traffic was 8.7% down, to 355,600 people.
The head of Kherson Regional State Administration, Yuriy Husev, expects that Kherson International Airport will increase passenger traffic in 2019, in addition, work is underway to modernize its terminal.
“Kherson International Airport transported 150,000 passengers last year. We plan to increase passenger flow this year. On July 30 we resumed negotiations with Ryanair, which confirmed its willingness to fly from Kherson airport. Today, the airport operates regular flights to Istanbul, Kyiv. Scheduled flights to Egypt will be launched soon,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Husev noted that there is a fruitful cooperation with the EBRD and the IFS developer of software for integrated corporate management, which help build a concept for the development of the airport.
“There is an understanding of what we need to do first. Kherson airport, the air gates of the south of Ukraine, should be developed,” he said.
The head of Kherson Regional State Administration also said that work is underway to modernize the airport terminal.
“There are certain ideas. We are working with the representatives of the regional council so that the necessary funds are provided for in the budget. We are also discussing the idea of a possible concession with the EBRD,” he said.
Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in January-July 2019 amounted to 683,300 people, which is 25% more than in the same period of 2018, the airport writes on its page in Facebook.
In July 2019, some 130,700 people used the airport’s services, which is 25% more than in July 2018.
The most popular destinations for this period were Antalya, Kyiv, Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Warsaw.
As reported, passenger traffic at Kharkiv airport in 2018 was 962,500 people, which is 19% more than in 2017.
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. There are two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour in its territory.