Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport has asked the president of Ukraine, the prime minister, the Minister of Infrastructure and the mayor of Kyiv to take a number of measures aimed at providing assistance for its maintenance in connection with quarantine. The corresponding appeal of Kyiv International Airport and Master Avia LLC was posted on the airport’s website.
The authorities, in particular, are asked to provide financial assistance in the amount of UAH 22 million per month for the payment of salaries to employees and to maintain the airfield and the airport in working condition for the period when it stopped working and quarantine is over until a passenger flow reaches 20,000 passengers per month for departure.
It also asks to remove restrictions for Kyiv Airport in terms of performing flights during the suspension of flights, because, as the company explains, at present, preferences for the operation of transport, business aviation and evacuation flights are provided exclusively to Boryspil airport.
They also ask to allocate a targeted subsidy of $15 per passenger to provide discounts to airlines for a period of 1.5-2 years for the resumption of passenger traffic, provide assistance in refinancing a loan in the amount of $28 million at a minimum interest rate and with a long-term maturity, provide land tax benefits for Master Avia LLC and Kyiv International Airport, create a commission to support the aviation industry with the participation of representatives of Master Avia LLC and Kyiv International Airport.
The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air on July 1, 2020 will open a new base at the Lviv International Airport, where it will place one Airbus A320 aircraft.
“It will become the second airline’s base in Ukraine. In addition, Wizz Air announces the opening of seven new routes to Billund (Denmark), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon (Portugal), Hamburg (Germany), Szczecin (Poland) from Lviv, and also from Kharkiv to Tallinn and Berlin (Germany),” the airline said on Wednesday.
The passenger flow at the Kharkiv International Airport in January 2020 grew by 55% year-over-year, to 111,600 people.
The airport said on its Facebook page, the total number of flights was 435.
The most popular destinations were Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Boryspil (Kyiv), Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk (all are Poland), Vienna (Austria), Wroclaw (Poland), Dortmund (Germany) and Prague (the Czech Republic).
As reported, the passenger flow of the Kharkiv International Airport in 2019 increased by 40% compared to the same period in 2018, to 1.3 million people.
Kharkiv airport has a runway 2500 meters long and 50 meters wide. Two passenger terminals with an hour capacity of 100 and 650 people are located on its territory.
The airport through New Systems AM is operated by DCH.
Boryspil International airport sees 17% rise in passenger traffic in Jan
KYIV. Feb 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January 2020 increased passenger flow by 17% compared with January 2019, to 1.049 million people.
The press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine that 968,800 passengers were transported on international flights (a rise of 18.6%) and 81,000 – on domestic flights (a rise of 1.3%).
The number of flights (arrivals/departures) in January 2020 amounted to 7,662 (a rise of 1.3% compared to January 2019), including 6,727 international flights (a rise of 3.2%) and 935 domestic flights (a fall of 10.9%).
As reported, in 2019, Boryspil Airport increased passenger traffic by 21.2%, to 15.26 million people.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest one in Ukraine with a total area of about 1,000 hectares.
The passenger flow of the Lviv International Airport totaled 163,400 people in January 2020, which is 28.6% more than in January 2019.
The airport’s press service said on its Facebook, in particular, 143,400 people were transported on international flights, and 20,000 people on domestic flights.
The number of flights was 1,347 (1,134 international and 213 domestic), which is 6% more than in January 2019.
As reported, the passenger flow of the Lviv International Airport in 2019 amounted to 2.217 million people, which is 38.8% more than in 2018.
The Boryspil international airport from January 26, 2020 started temperature screening of passengers arriving directly from China, specialists and equipment have been prepared, the Health Ministry of Ukraine has reported. “From January 26, screening of passengers arriving directly from China will begin at the Boryspil airport. The sanitary-quarantine department specialists have already been trained and equipped with infrared thermometers,” the ministry said on its Facebook page on January 25 in the evening.
It is also reported that on Saturday the World Health Organization (WHO) updated screening guidelines at points of entry into countries where the spreading of a new coronavirus has not yet been recorded.
“Previous WHO experience has shown that introducing body temperature screening to identify potential suspected cases of coronavirus required significant investments and was not effective enough. However, during the outbreak of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, most cases of illness at airports were detected precisely because of temperature screening. This method reduces the risk of introducing the coronavirus into the country,” the Health Ministry said.
Also, to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection, WHO recommends routine SARS prevention activities.
As reported, a pneumonia outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan began in December 2019, as a result of a new strain of coronavirus.