Business news from Ukraine

CHORNOMORETS CENTRAL STADIUM IN ODESA WILL BE SOLD ON DUTCH AUCTION

The Individuals’ Deposit Guarantee Fund plans on June 25, 2019 to hold a Dutch auction for the sale of non-residential buildings of the Chornomorets central stadium at 1/20 Marazliyevska Street in Odesa. According to the press service of the agency, the lot also includes the rights of claim under 40 contracts signed with legal entities.
“All the assets are on the balance sheet of JSC Imexbank and offered in this composition for the first time. The initial selling price is UAH 3.666 million. The total area of non-residential real estate located in the historical center of Odesa, which is sold as a single lot, is 80,300 square meters,” the report says.
It says Chornomorets stadium, in addition to the sports part, includes a business center with a restaurant with a total area of 10,700 square meters, a fitness center of 4,300 square meters, a hotel of 9,800 square meters, an underground parking lot, etc.

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SKYUP AIRLINE LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO KUTAISI

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp on June 4, 2019 launched flights from Odesa to Kutaisi (Georgia), Odesa airport said on Facebook.
Flights will be operated weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Departure from Odesa is at 21:20, back at 19:20. The flight duration is two hours.
The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage starts from UAH 1,800.
As reported, SkyUp launched regular flights from Kharkiv to Odesa.
As of June 2019, SkyUp’s fleet had six aircraft, including four medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NGs with 189 seats and two medium-haul Boeing 737-700 NGs with 149 seats.
In October 2018, SkyUp received the TCO certificate, which allows performing flights to 28 countries of the European Union, as well as to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

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CZECH AIRLINES RESUMES FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO PRAGUE

Czech Airlines (the Czech Republic) has resumed flights from Prague to Odesa from May 30, 2019, according to a posting on the Facebook page of the Odesa airport.
The flights will be operated up to four times a week. In particular, from Odesa from May 30 to June 17 the plane will depart on Tuesdays and Fridays, from June 18 to July 1 – also on Sundays, from July 2 – on Thursdays. Departure time is 5:00 local time.
From Prague, from May 30 to June 16, the flight will be operated on Mondays and Thursdays, from June 17 flights on Saturdays will also be added, and from July 1 – on Wednesdays. Departure time is 22:45 local time.
The cost of a one-way ticket starts from UAH 2,700.
Czech Airlines is the main airline of the Czech Republic and operates flights from Prague to the main destinations in Europe and Asia.

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UIA RESUMES DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO VILNIUS FROM JUNE 15

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) from June 15, 2019 will launch direct flights from Odesa to Vilnius (Lithuania).
The press service of the airline reported on Monday that the UIA third-weekly flights will be operated on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays on modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The flight will take one hour and 50 minutes.
UIA offers one-way tickets at the price from UAH 1,530 for Odesa to Vilnius flights, and one-way tickets for Vilnius to Odesa flights at the price from EUR 58 (approximately UAH 1,720 at the current exchange rate).
In general, as reported by UIA, the number of direct weekly UIA regular flights connecting Lithuania and Ukraine will increase from 14 to 17 comparing with the previous year.
Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. The fleet consists of 42 airplanes of different modifications. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the airline is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.

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AZERBAIJAN’S LOW COST AIRLINE STARTS FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO BAKU

Azerbaijan’s low cost airline Buta Airways has started servicing flights from Baku to Odesa and back, newly appointed ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Vladyslav Kanevsky has said.
“Ukraine and Azerbaijan are getting even closer! From today, Azerbaijan’s low cost airline Buta Airways will service flights on the route Baku-Odesa-Baku. Odesa has become the third city where flights from Azerbaijan will be operated. The company is already flying to Kyiv and Kharkiv,” Ukrainian diplomat wrote last week in his account on Twitter.

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ODESA SEAPORT SEES 5% RISE IN FREIGHT HANDLING IN Q1 2019

Odesa seaport in January-March 2019 transshipped 6.22 million tonnes of freight, which is 5.05% more than a year ago.
According to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, during this period the port increased the handling of exported cargo by 11.33%, to 4.831 million tonnes, decreased the handling of imported cargo by 14.4%, to 1.038 million tonnes, transit cargo handling fell by 3.95%, to 344,360 tonnes, and the port increased handling of coastal freight by 37.84%, to 6,570 tonnes.
According to the types of cargo, the port in January-March 2019 decreased the transshipment of liquid cargo by 13.31%, to 390,750 tonnes, increased the transshipment of dry bulk cargo by 9.49%, to 2.68 million tonnes, and increased the transshipment of packaged goods by 4.19%, to 3.149 million tonnes.
Container handling amounted to 140,650 TEU (a fall of 4.1% year-over-year).
Odesa port is located on an area of 109.5 hectares.
The port accepts vessels with lengths of up to 270 meters and maximum draughts of 13 meters. The total length of the port’s berths exceeds 8 kilometers.

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