Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine is mulling the possibility of concession of the Lviv airport, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy said on the sidelines of the RE:think. Invest in Ukraine forum opened in Mariupol on Tuesday.
“Among the state-run airports, we have only two – Boryspil and Lviv. It is more rational to talk first about the Lviv concession,” the minister said.
He said that the Boryspil airport already has its own development strategy, which it is now successfully implementing on its own, and this also needs to be taken into account.
“Concession has a very simple formula. If a project is troubled or unprofitable, it can be transferred to a concessionaire under very favorable conditions for obligations to increase traffic, and other things. If this is a profitable activity, as in the case of the Boryspil [airport], the issue is ambiguous, because the Boryspil [airport] grows on average in passenger traffic by 15-20% annually… If an investor is ready to take on obligations to increase passenger traffic two or three times faster, then it is already possible to speak about it. But I am not sure that someone will undertake such obligations,” Krykliy said.
As reported, in September, the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine announced that it was preparing pilot projects for the transfer of regional airports to concession.
The Poltava international airport plans to develop a freight terminal, the airport as reported on its website.
Acting Director General of municipal enterprise Airport Poltava Volodymyr Okara and a representative of Umbrella Group Taras Shebediuk signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop the freight terminal at the airport on October 21.
The memo is intended to attract investors for building the freight terminal, which will become the important infrastructure facility for strategic development of the airport.
The parties emphasized their interest in ensuring that the airport is focused not only on passengers, but also on freight transportation.
According to Okara, Bulgarian and German investors became interested in the development of the Poltava airport. In addition, the airport had previously signed a memorandum of cooperation with a Lithuanian company for the construction of the freight terminal.
In addition, it is reported that in November, private airline Ukrainian Helicopters will begin to be based on the territory of the Poltava airport: the contract is unlimited and involves permanent deployment. For providing the site, the airport will receive UAH 150,000-250,000 monthly depending on operations.
Previously, the base of Ukrainian Helicopters was located in Kremenchuk (Poltava region).
Passenger traffic in Boryspil International Airport as of October 21, 2019 exceeded the figure for the whole of 2018 (12.6 million people) and amounted to 12.633 million passengers, the airport reports on Facebook. “The beginning of the week and we have good news! Today Boryspil International Airport has served 12.633 million passengers. And this is more than for the whole of 2018,” the airport said.
As reported, in January-September 2019 the airport increased passenger traffic by 22.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 11.623 million people. Passenger traffic on international flights for the indicated period amounted to 10.8 million people (an increase of 23.7%), on domestic flights some 831,200 people (an increase of 8.8%).
In 2018, Boryspil Airport increased passenger traffic by 19%, to 12.6 million people.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest one in Ukraine with a total area of about 1,000 hectares.
Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-September 2019 increased passenger traffic by 22.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 11.623 million people, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Passenger traffic on international flights for the indicated period amounted to 10.8 million people (an increase of 23.7%), in the domestic sector some 831,200 people (an increase of 8.8%).
The number of flights for January-September 2019 amounted to 84,400 for arrival/departures, which is 16.1% more than in the same period in 2018, in particular 74,340 international flights (more by 18.2%), and 10,080 domestic flights (2.8% more).
In September 2019, passenger flow in Boryspil amounted to 1.649 million people, which is 27.6% more than in September 2018. At the same time, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 1.552 million people (29.3% more), on domestic flights some 97,200 (6.1% more).
The number of flights in September 2019 amounted to 11,443 for arrival/departure, which is 24.7% more than in the same period in 2018, including 10,290 international flights (28% more), and 1,150 domestic trips (up by 1.6%).
The Dnipro international airport increased passenger flow by 14.2% in January-September 2019 year-over-year, to 263,071 people.
According to the airport’s website, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 156,800 people, on domestic flights – 106,200 people.
In September 2019, the passenger flow of the airport amounted to 39,200 people, which is 31.2% more than in September last year.
As reported, DCH Group, a Ukrainian industrial and financial group of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, is ready to invest in the reconstruction of the Dnipro international airport.
The Dnipro International Airport (formerly Dnipropetrovsk) has been operating since 1943. It became an independent enterprise only in 2011. It is located 5 km southeast of Dnipro city.