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UKRAINIAN AVIATION CLUB PRESENTATION TAKES PLACE IN KYIV IN PREMIER PALACE HOTEL

Presentation of the private aviation club, Ukrainian Aviation Club (UAC), took place on February 8 in Kyiv, Premier Palace Hotel. This is a professional community that includes international and Ukrainian airline companies, airports and other representatives of aviation and touristic business.
A new edition of the main aviation magazine of Ukraine – Boryspil Magazine, dedicated to the Arabian Gulf countries – was presented at the event. Oleksii Didigurov, the Founder of the Ukrainian Aviation Club, told about the development plan for 2022 and shared his ideas about new projects. Veronika Bulavytska, a Country Manager of Air Astana Airlines, informed about renewal and flight safety from Kyiv to Kazachstan. During the event, UAH 7,000 was collected from the sales of books by the UAC founder, Oleksii Didigurov, which were transferred to Sky People fund.
The representatives of the following companies visited the event:
the main Ukrainian airport – Boryspil, the Head of UkSATSE;
Wizz Air, ElAl, Air Astana, Air Arabia, Windrose Airlines Ukraine;
Ras Al Khaimah tourism office; the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Touristic Department of the American Chamber of Commerce; Raisky and Insignia concierge services, aircraft maintenance companies and business aviation,
as well as companies related to flights and mass media.
The partners of the event were: Premier Palace, Qatari Embassy in Ukraine, Krayna. Dyka Voda Zakarpattia (Krayna. Wild Water of Transcarpathia).
Gifts of the following brands were awarded: Ras Al Khaima Tourism, Royal Thai Spa, EKIP-SPORT, Koshkin Dom, Avialiga.
All guests received 50% discount for a stay in Mola Mola Apart Hotel in Lviv.
Qatari Embassy in Ukraine treated the guests.
The next UAC meeting is to take place in March, in a private format, and will be devoted to marketing and PR experts in aviation and tourism.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PLANS TO INCREASE PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in 2021 plans to serve 9.5 million passengers, which is 82.7% more than in 2020 (5.2 million), but is only 62% of the pre-crisis 2019 (15.3 million), CEO of the airport Oleksiy Dubrevsky said at the forum “Great Construction: Aviation. Tourism.” “The dynamics of the recovery of the Ukrainian market is better than the optimistic scenario in Europe – 56% according to Eurocontrol … We see today a recovery in passenger traffic: it is due to a deferred demand, charter and low cost segments,” Dubrevsky said.According to him, the volume of charter flights amounted to 3.3 million passengers in the ten months of 2021, most of the charters are served by four airlines: Azur Air, UIA, SkyUp and Windrose. Since the beginning of the year, 468,000 passengers have passed through Boryspil airport on domestic flights.The CEO added that the low cost segment accounts for up to 40% of passenger traffic, while the transit traffic fell sharply.He specified that Boryspil accounts for over 60% of all air transportation in Ukraine.Among the priority investment projects for the next two to three years, the airport’s general director named a new air zone, the modernization of the cargo terminal, a bus station for passengers, an extension of the apron of Terminal D and a private aviation center.“About UAH 1.7 billion is planned for these projects, now we have this money,” he said.In the presentation, the airport’s needs for investments in the airfield infrastructure were estimated at UAH 9 billion, cargo transportation – UAH 3 billion, passenger – UAH 5 billion.

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ISRAELI INVESTOR PLANS TO CONSTRUCT HOSPITAL IN UKRAINE

An Israeli investor plans to construct a hospital in Kyiv region, Head of Boryspil Regional State Administration Ruslan Diachenko said.
“We hope that next year the project implementation in the health sector will start, it will be a high-tech hospital. Now we are looking for a land plot or premises,” he told Interfax-Ukraine on during the opening of the FM Logistic new warehouses in Dudarkiv village (Boryspil district of Kyiv region) on Friday.
According to Diachenko, the area of ​​the required site for the future hospital should be 1,500 hectares or more. In addition, two independent power grids will be required.
The planned amount of investment in the project has not yet been disclosed.
According to Diachenko, over the years of independence, some $154 million has been invested in Boryspil region.

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PLANE FROM AFGHANISTAN WITH UKRAINIAN CITIZENS LANDS AT BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A plane from Afghanistan, sent to evacuate Ukrainian citizens and their families, has landed at the Boryspil international airport, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.
“Ukraine does not leave its citizens alone, no matter where they are,” said Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar when meeting the plane at the airport.
There are 96 people on board, including citizens of Ukraine, as well as persons with a permanent residence permit in Ukraine, members of their families, persons whose return was requested by the Vatican and Canada.
Malyar noted that Ukraine will continue to provide assistance to its citizens and citizens of other countries in the future.

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LARGEST UKRAINIAN AIRPORT BORYSPIL RAISES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 60%

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-July 2021 served 4.565 million passengers, which is 60% more compared to the same period in 2020 (2.848 million).
At the same time, according to the airport’s data provided to the Interfax-Ukraine agency, in July it served 1.168 million passengers, which is 3.5 times more than in July 2020, of which 735,640 people were on regular flights, 432,354 people – on non-scheduled flights.
In July, the airport accepted and dispatched 8,635 flights, which is 2.5 times more than in July 2020.
In addition, over the seven months of 2021, Boryspil airport served 2.512 million passengers on regular flights (an increase of 22%) and 2.053 million on non-scheduled flights (an increase of 2.6 times).
In total, for this period of 2021, the airport accepted and sent 37,899 flights, which is 49.4% more than in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers for the seven months of this year decreased by 60%, to 156,812 people (for the same period last year, this figure was 392,346 people).
The share of transfers in the total passenger traffic in January-July 2021 decreased from 13.8% to 3.4%.

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BORYSPIL AIRPORT STILL INCREASING PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN 2021

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-June 2021 served 3.397 million passengers, which is 35% more compared to the same period in 2020 (2.519 million).
At the same time, according to the airport’s report, in June it served 938,674 passengers, which is almost 19.4 times more than in June 2020 (lockdown), of which 523,355 people were serviced on regular flights, 415,319 people – on non-scheduled flights.
In June, the airport received and dispatched 7,357 flights, which is six times more than in June 2020.
In addition, in the six months of 2021, Boryspil airport served 1.776 million passengers on regular flights (a 6% decrease) and 1.621 million on non-scheduled flights (an increase of 2.57 times).
In total, in the first half of 2021, the airport received and dispatched 29,264 flights, which is 33.7% more than in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers for the six months of this year decreased by 72.3%, to 107,998 people (for the same period last year, this figure was 389,200 people).
The share of transfers in the total passenger traffic in January-June 2021 decreased from 15.5% to 3.2%.

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