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SIKORSKY KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KYIV WANTS TO INVEST UAH 500 MLN IN EXPANSION

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) seeks to invest UAH 500 million to expand Terminal A in 2018-2019, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said.
“This year capital investment in the amount of some UAH 500 million will be sent to expand Terminal A. We plan to commission the terminal before May 2019,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Kostrzhevsky also recalled that in 2017, Master-Avia managing company built a new apron with an area of 25,000 square meters in the airport.
He said that Master-Avia conducted the thorough analysis and designed a project on reconstruction of the runway of the airport, enlarging it by 600 meters. The runway would be able to service aircraft of Airbus А321 and Boeing 737-900 type.
“We need to settle the legal and technical issues: to finish the allocation of a land parcel for the airport and the extension of the runway in the conditions of the rough terrain. This is difficult to do, but the project includes these works and it is likely that it would be done. The approximate cost of this reconstruction is EUR 84 million. The airport asked the Kyiv City Administration to provide the required sum or start the process of attracting an investor,” Kostrzhevsky said.
He also said that be believes it logical to reconstruct the runway of the airport using budget funds.
“The state or the city is interested in the airport being developed and operating. If the decision on the public private partnership is made, it would depend on the proposal of officials if Master-Avia participates in it or not,” he said.
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic.
The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.

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KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PLANS TO BOOST PASSENGER FLOW BY 55% TO 2.8 MLN PEOPLE IN 2018

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) plans to boost passenger flow by 55.6% in 2018, to 2.8 million people, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said. “In 2017, the Kyiv airport serviced 1.8 million passengers. In 2018, we plan to service some 2.8 million people who arrive and depart with new facilities,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine. Kostrzhevsky also said that new Ukrainian airline SkyUp, which signed a contract on long term cooperation with the airport, in May starts servicing first flights.
“This is a significant event, similar in importance to which Ukraine has not seen for several years. It is really a big Ukrainian airline with ambitious plans. If these plans come true, a good growth in passenger traffic will be ensured,” he said.
The board chairman of the airport said that SkyUp plans to base several aircraft at the Kyiv airport. Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic. The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.

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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER FLOW BY 20% IN 2018

Passenger flow of the Kharkiv international airport in April 2018 totaled 65,300 people, which is 5% more than in April 2017 (61,900). The press service of the airport reported that total passenger flow in January-April 2018 grew to 236,900 people, which is 20% more than a year ago (196,800).
In April, Wizz Air low cost airline returned to the airport. From April 5, 2018, the airline launched direct flights to Dortmund (Germany). In April, the UIA airline also started flying on the Kharkiv-Milan (Italy) route. In addition to new flights, seasonal flights to Antalya (Azur Air Ukraine, UIA and Windrose) were launched. Traditionally popular destinations were Istanbul (Pegasus, Turkish Airlines and Atlasglobal), Kyiv (UIA), Sharm El-Sheikh (Azur Air Ukraine, Windrose and Bravo Airways), Warsaw (LOT), Tel-Aviv (UIA) and Minsk (Belavia).
Kharkiv airport has a runway 2,500 meters long and 50 meters wide. There are two passenger terminals with the capacity of 100 and 650 people on its territory. DCH manages the airport through New Systems AM.

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KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WANTS TO OVERHAUL RUNWAY IN COMING YEARS – BOARD CHAIRMAN

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport plans to overhaul a runway in coming two or three years, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said. “The next stage to increase the passenger flow and increase profits and payments to the budget will be the reconstruction of the runway and the airfield. The runway has been operated for about 10 years and gradually deteriorates. To ensure flight safety, it is necessary to overhaul runway in the coming two or three years, with the closure of the airport for a year,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the top manager, the problem is that the runway currently belongs to the municipal enterprise, that is, to the city’s community, and only this enterprise can carry out its reconstruction.
“In order to attract private funding for the reconstruction of the runway, and this is logical, it is necessary to resolve the issue of transferring the runway to either concession or lease on the terms of reconstruction to a private investor. We face this task for the next two or three years: either at the expense of the municipal budget, or with the involvement of a private investor,” Kostrzhevsky said.
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic. The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.

KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO EXPAND TERMINAL TO SERVICE GROWING PASSENGER FLOW – BOARD CHAIRMAN

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport intends to expand Terminal A for servicing growing passenger flow, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said. “In the coming years we predict growth of passenger flow and the new large-scale reconstruction being conducted by Master-Avia (the company that manages the airport) is linked to this. In 2019, the airports arrival and departure capacities would be doubled,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. He said that at present, the international flight arrival zone has been re-equipped and expanded, and in the middle of May 2018 the large-scale reconstruction of Terminal A will start at the airport.
“Previously, the airport used Terminal D only for servicing domestic flights. Unfortunately, the domestic passenger traffic decreased significantly. IT practically came to nil. It was decided to re-equip a part of the facilities for servicing the arriving passengers from international flights. I cannot name the exact cost of reconstruction, as we are in the process. This is about UAH 20 million,” Kostrzhevsky said.
He added that two galleries have already been built that joined Terminals D and A. The number of passport control posts doubled, the area for staying passengers has been expanded significantly. The number of luggage delivery belts was doubled.
“It is planned to add more areas, about 9,000 square meters, to Terminal A, which will double the number of check-in counters, to 40. Also, the number of passport control desks, security checkpoints will be doubled, and, as a result, the number of passengers served simultaneously will grow 2.5-fold. Now it is about 700 passengers per hour, and there are plans to bring it up to 1,500,” Kostrzhevsky said.

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KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 50% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW IN Q1 2018

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) serviced 442,000 passengers in Q1 2018, which is 50.4% more than in Q1 2017. The airport’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine that the number of passengers serviced at the international flights totaled 423,900 and on domestic flights – 18,100. The number of flights in Q1 2018 totaled 5,499 (arrivals and departures), which is 23.3% more than a year ago, including 4,519 international flights and 980 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in the first quarter of 2018 are Dubai (the UAE), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Budapest (Hungary), Memmingen (Germany), Rome (Italy); and internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv. Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic.
The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.

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