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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 20%

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport totaled 71,800 people in January 2019, which was 20% up year-over-year (59,500 people), the airport’s press service said.
The following flights were popular: Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Kyiv (UIA), Sharm El Sheikh (SkyUp, Windrose, Azur Air Ukraine, UIA, Bravo Airways), Warsaw (LOT), and Vienna (Wizz Air).
As reported, in December 2018, the airport handled 78,600 passengers, which was 30% more than in the same period of 2017.
Kharkiv Airport’s runway is 2,500 meters long and 50 meters wide. There are two passenger terminals at the airport, their capacity is 100 and 650 people per hour.
The airport is managed by DCH through New Systems AM. DCH was established on the basis of assets previously informally dubbed as the UkrSibbank Group, after two partners of this group, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and Ernest Galiev, decided to split them.

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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PLANS TO BOOST PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 38% IN 2019

Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky plans to boost passenger traffic by 37.7%, or 600,000 people in 2019 compared to 2018, to 2.2 million people, the airport’s general director Tetiana Romanovska said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.
She said the airport was negotiating the launch of new flights with Europe’s largest low-cost airlines, Asian airlines and Ukraine’s largest airline, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA).
In connection with the expected increase in passenger traffic, Lviv Airport is planning to launch the old terminal complex to ensure additional working capacity.
In addition, the existing passenger terminal is to be renovated in 2019, in particular, external engineering networks will be built. The project is estimated at UAH 62.06 million. The reconstruction of the airfield (UAH 157.99 million) and the construction of a new terminal (UAH 67 million) are also planned.
As reported, Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky in 2018 increased passenger traffic by 48% from 2017, to 1.598 million people.
The airport is located 6 km south of the city center.
The new terminal building, built for Euro 2012, was commissioned on April 12, 2012. The new terminal with a total area of 39,000 square meters has nine gates, 28 check-in counters, two self-service check-in kiosks, 18 passport control points and 12 airport security points.
The main routes handled by the airport are: Warsaw (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey), Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Baku (Azerbaijan), Thessaloniki (Greece), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy), Tel Aviv (Israel), Bologna (Italy), Radom (Poland), Heraklion (Greece), Minsk (Belarus), and Burgas (Bulgaria).

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INVESTMENTS IN VINNYTSIA AIRPORT TO BE UAH 1 BLN

The State Agency for Infrastructure Projects jointly with Infrastructure Ministry has presented a plan on reconstruction of municipal enterprise Vinnytsia International Airport for 2019-2020. Head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects Mykola Bozhko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday that it is planned to spend UAH 2.2 billion on the reconstruction project, including UAH 1.013 billion in 2019 for the first phase of the project.
According to him, the airport modernization project was developed as part of the program to modernize regional airports and the public expertise of the project is now being completed, and the reconstruction of the Vinnytsia International Airport will begin soon. “We plan to launch the first flight by the end of this year,” he said.
The first part of the reconstruction project includes: reconstruction of the runway, partial reconstruction of the apron, lighting, radio and meteorological equipment, cable networks and engineering networks of power supply and communications.
“This will allow us to get a modern, highly optimized international complex. The project is divided into two phases, which will allow, after putting into operation the first phase, to receive a fully operational aerodrome complex, which will be able to accept all types of aircraft of class B, C and, in some cases class D (767-200, 767-300),” Bozhko said.
According to him, this will increase the number of passengers served. He also noted the great potential of the Vinnytsia airport for freight shipments.
According to Bozhko, radio equipment and means of radio navigation will be supplied at the expense of Ukraine’s State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE).

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NEW AIRPORT WILL BE BUILT IN DNIPROPETROVSK REGION

The town of Solone in Dnipropetrovsk region has been determined as the site for the construction of a new airport, Tetiana Rychkova, the MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction, has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The parliamentarian said that the decision was made on January 25 at an expanded meeting at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with the participation of Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Hlib Pryhunov, Deputy Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration Volodymyr Yurchenko, Head of the State Aviation Service Oleksandr Bilchuk, Head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects Mykola Bozhko, Tetiana Rychkova, as well as representatives of UkSATSE and industry experts. According to the people’s deputy, the majority of experts who took part in the discussion supported this decision
“The construction of an airport in Solone will make it possible to create a complex technological facility in accordance with the modern international standards and equip it accordingly. The decision was made taking into account many factors,” Rychkova noted.

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOTEL AT BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BEGIN IN SPRING

The construction of a hotel at Boryspil International Airport will begin this spring, and a total of four hotels can be built at the airport, director general of the airport Pavlo Riabikin has said in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
“We have issued technical conditions for connecting to networks for two objects that are positioned as hotels. Private investors are building them. Two more companies are interested. Therefore, we consider four potential hotels. Construction work at one of them will start this spring,” he said.
According to the airport’s director, if construction companies successfully implement their plans, about 200 rooms could appear at the airport, which will allow to cover the basic demand.
Riabikin also noted that he had not heard “any well-known names from the point of view of hotel business operators,” but he connects this with the fact that the operators themselves do not build housing but manage.

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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES PASSENGER TRAFFIC GROW BY 30%

Kharkiv International Airport saw passenger traffic grow by 30% in December 2018, year-over-year (y-o-y), to 78,600 people. In December 2017, the airport handled 69,050 passengers. Passenger traffic on international routes in December 2018 totaled 60,300 people, which was 37% up on December 2017, the airport’s press service said.
Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh (SkyUp, Windrose, Azur Air Ukraine, UIA, Bravo Airways), Kyiv (UIA), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Warsaw (LOT) and Vienna (Wizz Air) were most popular.
As reported, passenger traffic at Kharkiv Airport in November 2018 grew by 19% y-o-y, to 72,700 people.
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour. DCH manages the airport through New Systems AM.

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