Kherson International Airport from September 20 until the end of the year will be closed for reconstruction of the runway.
The airport said on its Facebook page on Tuesday that work on the reconstruction of the runway will begin on September 1, but the airfield will be completely closed on September 20 until the repair is completed.
The approximate completion of the work is planned for the end of December 2021.
Earlier, the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects of Ukraine reported that the reconstruction of the runway of the Kherson airport would increase the annual passenger traffic to 500,000 people in a three-year outlook (154,100 in 2019).
According to the agency, after the reconstruction, the airport will receive a 4D airfield category, which provides for a runway length of more than 1,800 m and the ability to receive aircraft with a wingspan of 36-52 m and a main chassis track of 9-14 m.
The Kherson International airport is located in the village of Chornobayivka near Kherson. The first flight of the An-24 aircraft from Kyiv was carried out in 1961. In 2006, the airport received international status.
In the evening of March 12, at a meeting of the regional commission of the State Commission on Manmade Disaster, Emergency Response, it was decided to put under quarantine the tourist complex Bukovel and restrict entry to the territory of Polianytsia territorial community, which only local residents or people who work there can freely move through, the local newspaper Halka reports.
“It was decided to terminate the activities of the Bukovel resort. Tourists will not be able to visit it. If you are a tourist, then you must understand that you are not going to Bukovel – you are going to the red quarantine zone, a high-risk zone. We are making such a forced decision, and probably not the last. After all, the red zone, in which we live, is growing, and we do not see a trend towards its decrease,” said head of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration Andriy Boichuk.
The new rules will take effect from 24:00 on March 13.
“As of today, 51 administrative protocols have been drawn up in Bukovel tourist complex: for lift operators, ski equipment rental points. Additional checkpoints will be introduced on the territory of Polianytska territorial community. Only local residents or those who have a place of work in this settlement will be able to move freely, subject to quarantine requirements,” said Volodymyr Holubosh, head of the Main Department of the National Police in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport will suspend receiving and dispatching flights on September 2-12, 2019 due to repairs of the runway, the press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine. The airport will be closed due to repairs from 0900 on September 2 until 0900 on September 12, Kyiv time.
Master Avia LLC that manages the airport has started informing airlines that they can temporarily move to Kyiv-based Boryspil International Airport.
The press service of the Boryspil Airport told Interfax-Ukraine that the airport was preparing to receive extra flights and will cope with an increase in their number.
“We have developed a concept of flight distribution and we are receiving requests from airlines for conducting them,” the press service said.