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UKRAINE’S LARGEST AIRPORT BORYSPIL INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO 11.67 MLN IN JAN-NOV

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), the country’s largest airport, in the first nine months of 2018 increased passenger traffic by 19%, to 11.67 million people against 9.768 million in the same period of 2017, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine. In November, the airport served 994,200 passengers, which is 33% more than in November 2017.
Some 8.936 million passengers of Boryspil airport travelled on regular flights in the 11 months, while 2.731 million people chose irregular flights.
The share of transfer in the total passenger traffic of the airport in January-November decreased to 27%, while over the 11 months of 2017 it was 28%.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers increased from 2.72 million last year to 3.192 million in the 11 months of 2018.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT RAISES PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in November 2018 was 72,700 people, which is 19% more than in the same period of 2017.
According to the press service of the airport, the largest demand last month was for flights to Kyiv, Istanbul, Warsaw, Katowice, Dortmund, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Tel Aviv, and Minsk.
The airport also reported that in 2019 four new directions will be opened from Kharkiv to Odesa, Krakow, Rome, and Milan.
As reported, in October 2018 passenger traffic from Kharkiv airport was 82,900 people, which is 22% more than in the same period of 2017.
In 2017, the airport increased passenger traffic to 806,100 people (in 2016 this figure was 599,700 people). In 2018, it is planned to increase it by another 12% (up to 900,000 people).
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour.

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LVIV AIRPORT HAS 46% RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC

The Lviv international airport in January-October 2018 saw a 46.3% rise in passenger traffic, to 1.343 million people, the airport has reported on its official Facebook page.
According to the airport, in October 2018, 138,500 passengers took advantage of air transportation (119,900 international, and 18,600 domestic), which is 43.4% more than in October 2017 (96,600).
The number of flights made in October reached 1,355 (1,117 international, and 238 domestic), which is 28% more than in October last year (1,101).
The number of flights in January-October increased 28%, to 12,900 from 10,100.
The new terminal complex of the Lviv airport, built for Euro 2012, was put into operation on April 12, 2012. The new terminal with a total area of 39,000 square meters has nine boarding gates, 28 check-in desks, two self-registration kiosks, 18 passport control points and 12 points for aviation security.
The main international routes served by the airport are: Warsaw, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Baku, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Rome, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Radom, Iraklion, Minsk and Burgas.

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KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT PLANS TO BOOST PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 30% NEXT YEAR

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) in 2019 plans to boost passenger traffic by 25-30% compared with the current year, when it plans to serve 2.6 million people. “We plan passenger traffic will grow by about 25-30% next year from the current level,” Chairman of the airport’s Board of Directors Denys Kostrzhevsky said at a conference at the airport. The previously announced forecast for 2018 set at 2.8 million passengers was reduced because flydubai (the UAE) had switched flights to another airport while the density of the schedule of Estonia’s Nordica had decreased.
As reported, Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport plans to complete the reconstruction and expansion of its main Terminal A from 14,000 to 23,500 square meters by until May 2019. The project is estimated at UAH 630 million.
Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic.
The airport has three terminals with a total area being 21,000 square meters. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.
In the nine months of 2018, the airport serviced 2.165 million passengers, which was 57.3% up on January-September 2017. In September 2018 alone, passenger traffic grew by 30.6%, to 307,500 people.

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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 10% IN AUG

Kharkiv International Airport’s passenger traffic in August 2018 was 94,700 people, which is 10% more than in the same period in 2017, the airport’s press service reported. The most popular regular destinations in August 2018 were Kyiv (UIA), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Warsaw (LOT), Tel Aviv (UIA), Dortmund (Wizz Air), Katowice (WIzz Air), Minsk (Belavia), Milan (UIA), Batumi (Yanair, MyWay Airlines) and Tbilisi (MyWay Airlines),” it said on Thursday. As the press service informs, this is a record indicator for Kharkiv International Airport.
In July 2018, the most popular destinations were Istanbul (Pegasus, Turkish Airlines), Kyiv (UIA), Warsaw (LOT), Tel Aviv (UIA), Dortmund (WizzAir), Minsk (Belavia), Milan (UIA), Batumi (MyWay Airlines , Yanair), Katowice (WizzAir), Tbilisi (MyWay Airlines), Lublin (Bravo Airways).
In July 2018, passenger traffic totaled 104,500 people, which was 20% more than for the same period in 2017 (87,200).
Since the beginning of 2018, the airport’s passenger traffic airport has made up 440,200 people, which is 21% more than for the same period in 2017 (364,100 people). Kharkiv airport has a runway 2,500 meters long and 50 meters wide. There are two passenger terminals with the capacity of 100 and 650 people on its territory. DCH manages the airport through New Systems AM.

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HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY COMPANY SEES PASSENGER TRAFFIC RISE BY 5%

Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company, a branch of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia, in July increased its passenger traffic by 5.3%, to 540,000 passengers, the occupancy of trains rose by 4 percentage points, to 100%, the company said.
“High-speed trains are traditionally in a high demand among passengers, their average occupancy was usually more than 90%, which is a high figure for such rolling stock. Today we state a 100% occupancy of high-speed trains,” Acting Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov said.
According to him, the demand for high-speed trains will be taken into account when approving the strategy for the development of passenger transportation in future.
According to Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company, 847 trips were carried out in July, the occupancy rate of trains was 100%.
In the seven months of 2018, almost 3.3 million passengers were transported by Intercity+ and Intercity high-speed trains.
The rolling stock of Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company consists of ten HRCS-2 electric trains manufactured by Hyundai Rotem, two EKS-1 Tarpan electric trains and two trains on locomotive traction produced by Kriukov Car Building Works, as well as two double-deck Czech trains produced by Skoda.

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