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.
The Lviv International Airport has launched the international freight transport program, the airport has said on its official Facebook page.
The first Lviv–Riga–Lviv flight was serviced on April 3, 2020.
“The cargo of the Ukrposhta company is transported by An-26 aircraft with the registration code UR-CSK of the Ukrainian transport airline Eleron,” the airport said in a statement.
The airport also said that freight transportation is a separate area of the enterprise.
“Last year, cargo was transported on the Kyiv-Lviv-Kyiv, Lviv-Dniptro-Lviv lines. It is time to expand horizons. Soon we are waiting for even more new international destinations,” the Lviv international airport said in the statement.
Passenger traffic at the Kharkiv International Airport in May 2019 amounted to 114,000 people, which is 28% more than in the same period of 2018.
According to the airport press service, direct regular flights to Baku (Buta Airways), Larnaca and Barcelona (SkyUp Airlines) were launched in May, as well as seasonal flights to Monastir, Dalaman and Bodrum started.
As reported, in April 2019, the passenger traffic at the Kharkiv airport was 92,900, which is 43% more than in April 2018.
According to Director General of the Kharkiv airport Volodymyr Vasylchenko, in 2019, the airport plans to increase passenger traffic to 1.2 million people.
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. There are two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour in its territory.
The airport is managed by DCH through New Systems AM. DCH was established on the basis of assets previously informally dubbed as the UkrSibbank Group, after two partners of this group, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and Ernest Galiev, decided to split them.
In March 2018, Kyiv International Airport named after Igor Sikorsky served 155,700 passengers, which was 56.6% more than in March 2017.
The number of passengers served on international routes was 149,400 people, while those who flew on domestic routes numbered 6,300 people.
The number of flights in March 2018 was 1,975 both as arrivals and departures, which was 29.8% more than in the same period in 2017. These included 1,611 international flights and 364 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in March 2018 were Dubai (the UAE), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Budapest (Hungary), Rome (Italy), and Memmingen (Germany). Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv were popular domestic destinations.
State-owned enterprise (SOE) Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), the largest airport of the country, plans to service 12.55 million passengers in 2018, which is 19% more than in 2017, when 10.555 million people were serviced. This is outlined in a financial plan of the airport approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on April 11 and a copy of which has been sent to Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the document, this year the airport seeks to boost passenger flow on international routes by 16.8%, to 11.31 million and on domestic routes – by 42.7%, to 1.24 million people.
“The decrease in the airport fees in the Boryspil airport since June 2017 and the introduction of a program to stimulate growth in volumes by the number of carriers allow us to maintain high growth rates of passenger traffic,” the airport said in an explanatory note to its financial plan.
In 2018, the Boryspil airport plans to serve 101,466 flights, which is 16% more than in 2017. The number of international flights is planned at 89,363 (17.6% more), domestic – 12,103 (5.4% more).