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BORYSPIL AIRPORT CUTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in 2020 reduced passenger traffic by 66.2% compared to 2019, to 5.158 million people.
The press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine that 4.69 million people on international flights were serviced (a decrease by 66.9% compared with the last year), and 468,100 on domestic flights (57.3% less).
The number of arrival/departure flights serviced by the airport in 2020 amounted to 46,850 (57.7% down), including 38,376 international flights (60.6% down), and 8,470 domestic one (36% down).
The number of cargo handled by the airport in 2020 fell by 10%, to 37,790 tonnes, while in December 2020 the airport handled 4,273 tonnes of cargo.
In December 2020, Boryspil’s passenger traffic decreased by 69.3% compared to December 2019 and amounted to 323,700 passengers. At the same time, 286,500 people were serviced on international flights (70.6% less), 37,200 on domestic one (53.8% less).
The number of arrival and departure flights in December 2020 amounted to 3,575 (54.2% down), including 2,728 international flights (60.3% down) and 847 domestic flights (9.4% down).

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KYIV AIRPORT REDUCES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 72%

Passenger traffic at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-November 2020 amounted to 670,900 passengers, which is 72.2% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights amounted to 656,200, on domestic – 14,700.
The number of flights in January-November 2020 amounted to 11,820 for arrival/departure, which is 53.8% less than the same period in 2019, of which international flights amounted to 9,430, domestic to 2,390.
The most popular international destinations since the beginning of 2020 were Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Berlin (Germany), Vienna (Austria), London (the United Kingdom), Memmingen and Dortmund (Germany), domestic – Zaporizhia, Dnipro and Odesa.
In November 2020, the airport served 24,200 passengers, which is 86.6% less than in November 2019. The number of passengers served on international flights was 22,400, domestic flights – 1,800 passengers.
The number of flights in November 2020 was 865 for arrival/departure, which is 57.4% less than in the same period in 2019, of which international flights were 680, domestic – 185.
The most popular international destinations in November 2020 were Vilnius (Lithuania), Warsaw (Poland), Dortmund (Germany), Berlin (Germany), London (the United Kingdom), Copenhagen (Denmark), Gdansk (Poland); internal – Zaporizhia, Lviv and Odesa.

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UKRZALIZNYTSIA PLANS TO INCREASE REVENUE FROM FREIGHT TRAFFIC BY 8% IN Q4

Ukrzaliznytsia plans to receive UAH 17.6 billion in revenue from freight traffic in October-December 2020, which is 7.98% more than in the previous quarter.
This is a record quarterly indicator of financial receipts this year from the main business of the company, Ukrzaliznytsia said.
So, in the first quarter of this year, Ukrzaliznytsia’s income from freight traffic amounted to UAH 16.6 billion, in the second – UAH 14.6 billion, and in the third – UAH 16.3 billion.
“Ukrzaliznytsia will be able to achieve a record level of income in the fourth quarter due to increased efficiency of the company’s operating activities, liquidation of the locomotive shortage, improved dispatching and fruitful cooperation with all participants in the transportation process,” the message says.
The company also clarified that in September 2020, the company’s income from domestic freight rail transportation increased by 6% compared to the same period in 2019 – up to UAH 2.1 billion, and in October – by 3.2% against October 2019 and amounted to UAH 2.2 billion.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC OF BORYSPIL AIRPORT FALLS BY 65%

Passenger traffic at Boryspil International Airport decreased by 65% in January-October 2020 and amounted to 4.53 million people.
As the airport said on its Facebook page on Monday, the number of transfer passengers decreased by 84.9% to 435,500, the number of flights by 57.9% to 39,800.
In October 2020, the airport served 472,500 passengers (less by 67.3%), of which 17,400 (84.9% less) were transfer.
The number of flights was more than 4,300 (56.9% less) in the past month.
As reported, Boryspil International Airport in 2019 increased passenger traffic by 21.1% to 15.260 million people compared to 2018.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine with a total occupied area of about 1,000 ha. It has two runways: the one is 4,000 meters long and 60 meters wide, the second is 3,500 meters long and 63 meters wide. There are four passenger terminals and a postal and cargo complex on its territory.

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ODESA AIRPORT CUTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 55%

Odesa International Airport in January-September 2020 reduced passenger traffic to 555,800 0 passengers, which is 55% less than the volume for the same period in 2019.
As reported on the airport’s Facebook page on Monday, in particular, 435,500 0 passengers were transported on international flights, which is 58% less than in the first nine months of 2019. Some 120.2 thousand people flied domestic flights, which is 49% less.
The number of flights performed in the first nine months of 2020 was 7,048, which is 46% less than the volume for the same period in 2019 (4,572 international flights (a decline of 51%), and 2,476 domestic flights (a fall of 30%).
At the same time, in September 2020, the passenger traffic of the airport amounted to 71,900 people, which is 60% less than in September 2019 (49,200 passengers on international flights (a fall of 66%), and 22,680 passengers on domestic flights (a decline of 25%).
The number of flights performed in September of this year was 1,035, which is 38% less than in September 2019 (588 international flights (a fall of 52%), and 447 domestic flights (1% down).
As reported, the Odesa international airport in 2019 serviced 1.694 million passengers, which is 17.1% more than in 2018.
Odessa International Airport LLC is a joint venture established in November 2011 by the Odesa City Council and the private investor Odesa Airport Development, which finances the construction of a new airport terminal and infrastructure worth $45 million.

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KYIV AIRPORT EXPECTS RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN 2020

Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport intends to serve 2.6 million passengers in 2019, which is more than 7% less than in 2018, Denys Kostrzhevsky, the head of the airport’s board of directors, has said. “I won’t say that we have a catastrophic decline in growth rates. Compared to last year, when we transported almost 2.8 million people, this year we expect to service 2.6 million passengers. That is, the decrease in passenger traffic will be about 8%. I even won’t call it a fall, it’s an adjustment. In 2018, Kyiv airport showed an explosive growth – we grew by 52% compared to 2017. This year there will be a drop in passenger traffic. This is not a catastrophic drop,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
At the same time, he noted that in 2020 passenger traffic growth is expected.
“The airline’s plans for scheduled flights are quite conservative and long-term. At present, we already know the airline’s plans for spring-summer navigation, until October 2020,” he added.
According to forecasts announced at the international conference Global Airport Development in Dublin (Ireland), in the medium term the growth rate of passenger traffic in the world will be 5-8% per year.
“In Ukraine, the market is underestimated and underdeveloped due to low purchasing power … We have been slowing down for a long time and now we must catch up with the world figures for the number of flying citizens per capita. All this is closely connected with state policy. If the economic and political situation in the country allow saying that business and the economy are developing steadily, household incomes are growing, respectively, and aviation growth will be large,” he said.

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