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BORYSPIL AIRPORT SEES RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW IN JAN-APRIL

The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) in January-April 2019 increased passenger flow by 17.2% from a year ago, to 3.81 million, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine.
At the same time, the passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 3.493 million people (growth by 18.3%), on domestic – 316,800 (growth by 6.5%).
In general, in January-April, the airport serviced 30,559 flights (an increase of 10.1%), including 26,480 international and 4,079 domestic.
For the first four months of 2019, on regular flights, the Boryspil airport serviced 3.142 million people (a rise of 22% over the same period in 2018), on irregular flights – 667,790 people (at the level of the same period last year).
The number of transfer passengers since the beginning of 2019 amounted to 964,760, which is 6.2% higher than the figure for the same period of 2018. The share of transfer passengers in the total passenger traffic was 25.3% (a decrease of 2.7 percentage points).
In April of this year, the passenger traffic of Boryspil amounted to 1.155 million people, which is 22.4% more than in April last year.
Passenger flow on international flights in April was 1.07 million passengers (an increase of 24.7%), on domestic flights – 84,800 (a decrease of 0.6%).
In general, in April, the airport served 8,661 flights (an increase of 14.7%), including 7,592 international and 1,069 domestic.

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BORYSPIL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER FLOW BY 15% IN Q1, 2019

The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv region) increased passenger flow by 15.2%, to 2.65 million people, in January-March 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
Some 2.42 million passengers used international flights (growth by 15.7%) and 232,100 passengers used domestic flights (growth by 9.3%).
The airport serviced 21,898 flights during the period under review (growth by 8.3%), including 18,888 international and 3,010 domestic flights.
During the first three months of 2019 the airport received and sent 2.24 million passengers on regular flights (22% more compared with Q1, 2018) and 415,900 passengers on unscheduled flights (11% less compared with Q1, 2018).
The airport serviced 670,840 transfer passengers in January-March 2019, which is 5.8% more than during the same period in 2018. Transit passengers accounted for 25.3% of the total passenger flow.
In March 2019, the Boryspil airport serviced 964,240 passengers, which is 15.6% more than during the first three months of 2018.
In March, 881,500 passengers used international flights (growth by 15.9%) and 82,700 passengers used domestic flights (growth by 12.2%).
In March, the airport serviced 7,648 flights (growth by 8.1%), including 6,582 international and 1,066 domestic flights.
Boryspil International Airport is the main airport of Ukraine, occupying a total area of about 1,000 ha. The airport has two runways: one with a length of 4,000 meters and a width of 60 meters, and the second with a length of 3,500 meters and a width of 63 meters. Four passenger terminals, postal and cargo handling complexes are located on the territory of the airport.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT SEES 42% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW IN MARCH

The Kharkiv International Airport serviced 83,400 passengers in March 2019, which is 42% more than during the same period in 2018, according to the company’s press service.
The most popular destinations were Sharm el Sheikh, Istanbul, Kyiv, Wien, Warsaw, Dortmund, Wroclaw, Katowice, Gdansk, and Minsk.
As reported, passenger traffic at the Kharkiv International Airport in February 2019 was 65,900 people, which is 23% more than in the same period of 2018.
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.

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DNIPRO AIRPORT SEES 12% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW

The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport increased its passenger flow by 12.4%, to 61,900 people, in January-March 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website.
The airport serviced 21,500 passengers in January, 18,970 in February, and 21,440 in March.
Some 34,100 passengers used international flights and 27,810 people used domestic flights at the airport in Q1.
As reported, the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine supported the allocation of UAH 1 billion from the 2019 national budget for the construction of a new runway at the Dnipropetrovsk International Airport within the framework of a public-private partnership project under which a private investor would build a new terminal and put it into service in 2020.
Ukrainian businessman, owner of the DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, who had earlier invested in the renovation of the Kharkiv International Airport, has announced his plans to modernize the international airport in Dnipro.
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to influence the situation with the airport in Dnipro.
The Dnipropetrovsk International Airport was founded in 1943. It became an independent enterprise in 2011. The airport is situated 5 kilometers southeastward from Dnipro.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES INCREASES PASSENGER FLOW

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) in January and February 2019 carried over 1 million passengers, which is 9% more than a year ago.
The airline said in a press release that over the period UIA serviced 8,930 flights, which is the same as in January and February 2018.
The seat occupancy rate grew by 1 percentage points (p.p.), to 74%.
The on-time performance result for UIA in February 2019 was 85% compared with 77% in February 2018.
The airline carried 2,800 tonnes of cargo and mail, which is 2% more than a year ago.
Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 80 cities and key points in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS countries and provides connection with the routes of partner airlines in more than 3,000 cities of the world. UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week.
The fleet consists of 41 airplanes of different modifications. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.

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HUNGARY’S LOWCOSTER WIZZ AIR DOUBLES PASSENGER FLOW FROM/TO UKRAINE IN 2018

The flights and destination map of Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air in Ukraine would be expanded by two new destinations – from Kyiv to Athens from May 21 and from Kyiv to Thessaloniki from May 20, 2019. “With these two new routes connecting Ukraine with Greece, Wizz Air is now offering a total of 45 routes to 13 countries from 3 Ukrainian airports in 2019,” the airline said in a press release on Tuesday.
The low-fare connection Kyiv-Athens is commencing on May 21 with two weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while flights on a route Kyiv-Thessaloniki are commencing on May 20 and will be operated two times per week, on Mondays and Fridays.
The fares start from EUR19.99 one way, including all taxes and fees.
The airline also said that in 2018, Wizz Air carried over 1.5 million passengers on its low fare routes to and from Ukraine, which represents more than 107% growth compared to the similar period last year and makes Wizz Air the largest low cost carrier in Ukraine.

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