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UKRAINE’S AIRPORTS RAISES UP PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 135%

Ukrainian airports in January 2022, according to recent data, served almost 1.226 million passengers, which is 135.3% more than in the same month last year.
According to the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, in international traffic, passenger traffic of airports increased by 143.8% in January of this year, to 1.103 million people.
Ukrainian airlines served 515,500 people during the reporting period (79.6% more). In particular, 458,600 people were transported in international traffic (81% more).
At the same time, in January of this year, the airlines operated 4,700 commercial flights (an increase of 51.6%), including 3,600 international ones (56.5% more).

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UKRAINE’S AIRPORTS RAISE UP TRAFFIC BY 87%

Ukrainian airports in 2021, according to recent data, served 16.221 million passengers, which is 87.2% more than in 2020.
According to the website of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, on international routes, passenger traffic at airports over the past year increased by 93.4% – to 14.753 million people.
Ukrainian airlines served 9.348 million people in 2021 (more by 94.9%), including in international traffic, almost 8.623 million people were transported (up 101.1%).
At the same time, over the past year, airlines operated 73,800 commercial flights (an increase of 62.9%), including 59,900 international (up 69.7%).
As reported, in 2020 Ukrainian airports served 8.664 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.

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UKRAINE STARTS REPAIR OF AIRPORTS IN POLTAVA, ZHYTOMYR AND CHERNIVTSI IN 2022

The start of repair work at three regional airports in Ukraine and the completion of work at the airports of Dnipro and Kryvy Rih is scheduled for 2022.”In 2022 we plan the start of work at Poltava airport, since the design and estimate documentation will be approved by the state examination by the end of this year, a tender will be announced and we hope that construction work will begin next year,” advisor to the Big Construction presidential program Oleh Varyvoda said during the forum “Great Construction: Aviation. Tourism” in Kyiv.According to him, plans for 2022 include the beginning of reconstruction at the airports of Zhytomyr and Chernivtsi. In addition, in 2022, it is planned to complete work at the airports of Dnipro and Kryvy Rih.

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UKRAINE STILL INCREASING PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN SIX MONTHS

Airports of Ukraine in January-June 2021, according to operational data, served 5.5 million passengers, which is 32.2% more than in January-June 2020.
The passenger traffic of airports in international traffic for the specified period increased by 32.1% – up to 5 million people, the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine reported.
In addition, Ukrainian airlines served 3.5 million people in the six months of 2021, which is 73.8% higher than in the six months of 2020. Including in international traffic 3.2 million people were transported (an increase of 78.6%).
At the same time, in January-June 2021, airlines performed 29,400 commercial flights (an increase of 47.7%), including 23,700 international (42.8% more).
As reported, at the end of 2020, Ukrainian airports served 8.7 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.

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WINDROSE AIRLINES (KYIV) TO EXPAND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN UKRAINE TO TEN AIRPORTS

Windrose Airlines (Kyiv) plans in 2021 to expand the map of domestic flights in Ukraine and unite at least ten cities of Ukraine, director general of the airline Volodymyr Kamenchuk has said.
“We want to expand our flight map by at least ten airports in 2021. If the situation with the pandemic declines, there will be an economic recovery in the country, I think this will be implemented,” he said during the Ukraine 30. Infrastructure forum.
At the same time, he noted that at present the program of internal transportation for the company is unprofitable.
“Unfortunately, the international [transportation program] is also unprofitable, but this is due to the general situation in the world. But if there really is government assistance, this will help us reach the payback of these flights earlier,” Kamenchuk added.
Currently, the company unites nine cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson.

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UKRAINE INCLUDES 14 AIRPORTS IN PRIORITY INVESTMENT PROJECTS LIST UNTIL 2023

The list of 103 priority investment projects until 2023, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting on Wednesday, includes 14 airports.
According to the accompanying documents to the decree, in particular, in the specified list, the resumption of core activities and further development of the international airport in Cherkasy; reconstruction of the airfield of Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport; reconstruction of the international airport in Chernivtsi (all are funded from the state and local budgets, investor funds).
In addition, the priority is given to modernization of the material and technical base of Kherson International Airport (funding from the state and local budgets, credit funds); reconstruction of the international airport in Vinnytsia, the international airport in Odesa (the third stage of construction); the international airport in the city of Dnipro; construction of a new airport in Zakarpattia; reconstruction of the international airport in Poltava (all are funded from the state and local budgets, investor funds).
In addition, it is planned to renew the infrastructure of Rivne International Airport municipal enterprise (exclusively at the expense of the investor); to renovate the runway, buildings, networks of Sumy Airport municipal enterprise (at the expense of the state and local budgets, investor funds, credit funds); to reconstruct international airports in Kryvy Rih and Mykolaiv (at the expense of the state and local budgets, investor funds); to reconstruct and modernize the airport in Zhytomyr (at the expense of the investor and the state budget).

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