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DNIPRO AIRPORT SEES 12% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW

The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport increased its passenger flow by 12.4%, to 61,900 people, in January-March 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website.
The airport serviced 21,500 passengers in January, 18,970 in February, and 21,440 in March.
Some 34,100 passengers used international flights and 27,810 people used domestic flights at the airport in Q1.
As reported, the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine supported the allocation of UAH 1 billion from the 2019 national budget for the construction of a new runway at the Dnipropetrovsk International Airport within the framework of a public-private partnership project under which a private investor would build a new terminal and put it into service in 2020.
Ukrainian businessman, owner of the DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, who had earlier invested in the renovation of the Kharkiv International Airport, has announced his plans to modernize the international airport in Dnipro.
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to influence the situation with the airport in Dnipro.
The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport was founded in 1943. It became an independent enterprise in 2011. The airport is situated 5 kilometers southeastward from Dnipro.

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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 59% IN MARCH

Lviv International Airport in March 2019 increased passenger traffic by 59.2% compared to March 2018, to 133,900 people, according to the official page of the airport on Facebook. At the same time, the number of serviced flights last month increased by 31.3%, to 1,292. Some 119,100 passengers were transported on international flights (a growth by 70.4%), and 14,800 people on domestic flights (an increase by 4.2%).
In the first quarter of 2019, some 369,400 passengers (328,800 on international and 40,600 on domestic flights) travelled through the airport, which is 53.5% more than in the same period of 2018.
The number of flights in January-March reached 3,606 (3,053 international and 553 domestic), which is 26.7% more than in January-March last year.
As reported, in 2018 passenger traffic rose by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people.

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TERMINAL F LAUNCHED AT BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Terminal F has been launched at Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), according to the Interior Ministry.
“Already from the beginning of the operation of Terminal F, the border guards of the separate checkpoint Kyiv registered one flight for arrival and five for departure. In addition, the border guards ensured proper clearance of 200 citizens who arrived in the country, and 720 citizens who have already left,” the ministry said on Facebook.
In total, 44 servicemen of the State Border Service were attracted for border clearance in the renewed terminal.
As reported, the Ministry of Infrastructure wants to introduce preferences for air navigation services for Boryspil airport.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REMAINS THIRD AMONG EASTERN EUROPEAN AIRPORTS IN SKYTRAX RANKING

The Boryspil international airport remained third in the Skytrax Airport Awards in Eastern Europe 2019 from Britain’s Skytrax.
The Budapest airport is first and the Tallinn airport is second.
The Buchrest airport is fourth and Belgrad airport is fifth.
The Boryspil international airport was also third in the Skytrax Airport Awards in Eastern Europe 2019.
Skytrax, established in 1989, is an international air transport rating organization.

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KRAMATORSK AIRPORT COULD RESUME WORK

Kramatorsk airport could be repaired and put into operation, including civil aviation, within three years.
“On the instructions of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko I’ve inspected Kramatorsk airport. We need to repair and commission it like Mariupol [airport],” Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said on his Facebook page.
He noted that this year they should also overhaul the Mariupol-Zaporizhia highway within the region and complete the construction of a road to Bakhmut.
At the same time, the draft plan for the long-term development of Donetsk region for 2019-2021 says that the reconstruction and launch of the airport to work with civil aviation flights is planned for the next three years.
It is planned that Kramatorsk airport will be equipped with modern equipment, the terminals, the runway, the aprons will be reconstructed, and the airport square will be repaired.

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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 185,000 PASSENGERS, WHICH IS 42% MORE THAN IN FEBRUARY 2018

The Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in February 2019 serviced 185,200 passengers, which is 41.7% more than in February 2018.
According to statistics released by the airport’s press service, the number of passengers serviced on international flights in February was 180,000, on domestic flights – 5,200. The number of flights in February was 2,007 for arrivals and departures, which is 21.8% more than the same period of 2018, including1,680 international flights, and 327domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in February 2019 were Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), and domestic destinations were Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
Kyiv Sikorsky 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 a 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.
In 2018, the airport serviced 2.812 million passengers, which was 52% more than in 2017. The number of flights was 30,248, which was 30.1% more than 2017.

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