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.
Zaporizhia International Airport in January-July 2019 served more than 280,000 passengers, which is 27% more than for the same period in 2018.
According to the statistics on the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights for the seven months amounted to 214,000 people (an increase of 28%), on domestic flights some 68,000 people (an increase of 22%).
In July 2019, some 51,000 passengers used the services of the airport, which is 13% more than in July 2018. At the same time, more than 40,000 people were transported on international airlines and almost 11,000 on domestic flights.
“Over the past 11 years, since 2008, when they began to systematically collect statistical data, the largest number of passengers — almost 25,500 people — were carried through Zaporizhia airport for the second summer month … In the same month, the largest number of takeoffs was recorded – 356,” the airport said.
Passenger traffic at Lviv International Airport in January-July 2019 amounted to 1.192 million people, which is 41.2% more than in the same period of 2018, according to the official page of the airport on Facebook.
The number of flights in January-July reached 10,551 (9,086 international, 1,465 domestic), which is 24.4% more than in January-July last year.
In July 2019, some 243,000 passengers (224,400 on international flights and 18,600 on domestic flights) used the airport services, which is 25.8% more than in the same period of 2018.
At the same time, the number of serviced flights last month increased by 20.5%, to 1,933. Some 1,697 passengers were transported on international flights and 236 on domestic flights.
As reported, in 2018 the airport raised passenger traffic by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people.
Lviv International Airport is located 6 km south of the city center.
The construction of a new terminal of Zaporizhia Airport should be completed in December 2019 to handle flights of Dnipro Airport during the reconstruction of the latter. President Volodymyr Zelensky set the task when visiting the terminal construction site, the president’s official website said.
The terminal is designed to receive 1 million passengers per year.
According to Zaporizhia Mayor Volodymyr Buriak, the airport has more than UAH 50 million in net profit.
Irish-registered low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) transported 500,000 passengers from and to Kyiv’s Boryspil international airport since September 2018 and plans to double this figure until the end of 2019. This was announced by Olga Pawlonka, Ryanair’s international communications manager during the welcoming ceremony of the 500,000th passenger at Boryspil on Friday, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.
“We are developing at a very fast pace in Ukraine. We are thinking about opening directions from all cities of Ukraine. From winter there will be two new routes from Kharkiv, five new ones from Odesa. From the end of October, we will launch seven new routes from Kyiv. Now there are 17 routes from Kyiv , but from winter their number will be 24,” she noted. At the same time, answering a question about the possible opening of a representative office in Ukraine, Pawlonka said that this was impossible. “As Ryanair is a low-cost company, there is only one office in Dublin, from which operations around the world are handled. That is why it is impossible. This is impossible without value increase,” she explained.
As reported, Ryanair in May 2019 launched the Ukrainian version of its official website.