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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 48%

Lviv International Airport in 2018 increased passenger traffic by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people, according to the airport’s official page on Facebook. The number of serviced flights in 2018 rose by 29%, to 15.429. Some 1.39 million passengers were transported on international flights, and 207,300 people on domestic flights.
The airport in December 2018 carried 129,600 passengers (113,800 on international flights and 15,800 on domestic flights), which is 58% more than in December 2017.
The number of flights made in December reached 1,282 (1,067 international, 215 domestic), which is 34% more than in December last year.
As reported, Lviv airport in January-October 2018 increased passenger traffic by 46.3%, to 1.343 million people.
Lviv International Airport is located 6 km south of the city center.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER FLOW BY 19% IN 2018

Passenger flow at the Kharkiv international airport in 2018 totaled 962,500 people, which is 19% more than in 2017.
The press service of the airport reported that its cargo terminal handled 209 tonnes of cargo in 2018.
In 2018, regular flights to London, Vienna, Dortmund, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw were launched by Wizz Air from the Kharkiv airport. And also new seasonal flights to Tbilisi and Batumi from Myway Airlines were launched; to Milan from UIA; and to Barcelona, Rimini and Burgas from the new Ukrainian company SkyUp.
In 2019, the airport plans to open new international and domestic flights. It is already known about the launch of flights to Krakow from Wizz Air, Rome and Milan from Ernest Airlines and Odesa from SkyUp. Tickets for these destinations are already available.
In 2017, the airport increased passenger traffic to 806,100 people (in 2016 this figure was 599,700 people). In 2018, it is planned to increase it by another 12% (up to 900,000 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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ZAPORIZHIA AIRPORT SEES 15% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW IN 2018

The Zaporizhia international airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which was 15% more than in 2017.
“The airport has reached this indicator for the first time in more than past 25 years. Some 305,300 people were serviced on international flights, and almost 95,000 people on domestic flights,” the airport said on its website.
During 2018, 3,260 sorties were flown from the airport.
The most popular destinations last year were traditionally resort ones – Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh and Antalya. The Zaporizhia-Warsaw route launched in 2018, which is operated by the Polish airline LOT, was also in great demand.
In December 2018, about 31,000 passengers took advantage of the airport services, of which 22,800 people on international lines, and almost 8,000 on domestic ones. Some 226 sorties were serviced: 125 of international airlines, and 111 of domestic ones.
Passenger traffic of the airport in 2017 amounted to 348,400 people. (2% of the passenger traffic of the airports of Ukraine). The airport services 12 airlines.
The municipal enterprise Zaporizhia International Airport was opened in 1945. It provides for take-off/landing on two runways (artificial and unpaved).

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UKRAINE’S LARGEST AIRPORT BORYSPIL INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO 11.67 MLN IN JAN-NOV

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), the country’s largest airport, in the first nine months of 2018 increased passenger traffic by 19%, to 11.67 million people against 9.768 million in the same period of 2017, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine. In November, the airport served 994,200 passengers, which is 33% more than in November 2017.
Some 8.936 million passengers of Boryspil airport travelled on regular flights in the 11 months, while 2.731 million people chose irregular flights.
The share of transfer in the total passenger traffic of the airport in January-November decreased to 27%, while over the 11 months of 2017 it was 28%.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers increased from 2.72 million last year to 3.192 million in the 11 months of 2018.

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INVESTMENT IN RESTORATION OF BILA TSERKVA AIRPORT WILL BE EUR 59 MLN

The reform support team at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has reported on the results of a preliminary feasibility study for a project to restore the runway and build a terminal at Bila Tserkva airport with an estimated investment of EUR59 million. “Getting the status of international by Bila Tserkva has already been initiated, which is expected next year. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine provides comprehensive support and assistance in realizing the potential of the Bila Tserkva aerodrome, which is provided for by the Aviation Strategy of Ukraine until 2030,” adviser to the relevant minister Oleksandr Klitin said.
The report also states that the reform support team has already held talks on the development of the airport based on the results of the feasibility study with Finpoint, Millennium Capital, Capital Times and the airport management.
The feasibility study for the airport of Bila Tserkva was developed by independent international consultants under the technical assistance program of the European Commission for Ukraine. According to the evaluation of experts from the ASSIST project, the total cost of priority investments to restore the runway and build the terminal will be about EUR59 million. The modernization of Bila Tserkva aviation complex is a pilot project of this program. ASSIST is a research project co-funded by the European Commission DG MOVE under FP7 (the EU’s Seventh Framework Program for Research). The ASSIST project has been lasting for more than 30 months, starting in April 2011. Scientific research is carried out by a consortium of six partners with the participation of NEA (the Netherlands), TRT (Italy), ProgTrans (Switzerland), FOMTERV (Hungary), CNRS-LET (France), and Fraunhofer-ISI (Germany).

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KHARKIV AIRPORT RAISES PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in November 2018 was 72,700 people, which is 19% more than in the same period of 2017.
According to the press service of the airport, the largest demand last month was for flights to Kyiv, Istanbul, Warsaw, Katowice, Dortmund, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Tel Aviv, and Minsk.
The airport also reported that in 2019 four new directions will be opened from Kharkiv to Odesa, Krakow, Rome, and Milan.
As reported, in October 2018 passenger traffic from Kharkiv airport was 82,900 people, which is 22% more than in the same period of 2017.
In 2017, the airport increased passenger traffic to 806,100 people (in 2016 this figure was 599,700 people). In 2018, it is planned to increase it by another 12% (up to 900,000 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.

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