Business news from Ukraine

PASSENGER FLOWS AT UKRAINIAN AIRPORTS GROW BY 19% IN JAN-OCT

Passenger flows at the Ukrainian airports in January-October 2019 grew by 18.8% year-over-year, to 20.745 million people. According to recent update on the website of the State Aviation Service, in particular, passenger flows on international routes grew by 20.1%, to 18.766 million.
Volumes of passenger traffic of Ukrainian airlines increased 10.3%, to 11.923 million people. (on international routes by 10.5%, to 10.943 million people).
During January-October 2019, Ukrainian airlines operated 88,400 commercial flights (an increase of 3.4%), including 74,600 international (growth by 3.5%).
As reported, Ukrainian airlines transported about 12.5 million passengers in 2018, which is 18% more than in 2017. Passenger traffic through the country’s airports increased 25% in 2018, to 20.55 million people.

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CORPORATE PASSENGER VEHICLE FLEET IN UKRAINE 12% UP

Legal entities in Ukraine in January-September 2019 purchased and registered 20,300 passenger cars, which is 12% more than for the same period in 2018, including 19,000 new cars and 1,300 imported used cars, Ukrautoprom has said.
According to the association, the share of new cars in total corporate acquisitions this year was 97% compared to 93% a year earlier.
As for new cars, the highest demand among legal entities was recorded for Renault brand cars with 4,457 cars, Toyota ranked second with 2,968 cars, and Skoda ranked third with 2,533 cars.
When choosing imported used cars, legal entities more often chose Volkswagen cars, having acquired 173 passenger cars of this brand since the beginning of the year. This is followed by Nissan (129 units) and Mercedes-Benz (113 units).
Ukrautoprom noted that since the beginning of the year, 383,300 cars have been registered in Ukraine, of which 61,700 are new cars and 321,600 were used cars imported from abroad.

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LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR PLANS TO INCREASE PASSENGER TRAFFIC ON UKRAINIAN FLIGHTS BY 33%

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) intends to carry more than 2.1 million passengers on Ukrainian flights in 2020, which is 33% more than in 2019.
This was announced by Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien at a briefing with Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy in Kyiv.
According to him, in 2020 Ryanair plans to open 18 routes in Ukraine, two of which are new from Lviv to Budapest and from Kharkiv to Warsaw (twice a week). In 2020, the company will operate 43 routes from Ukraine.
Ryanair entered the Ukrainian market in 2018. The first months the low cost carrier operated flights from Boryspil and Lviv airports. In June 2019, the airline began flights from Kharkiv and Odesa.
Ryanair daily operates over 2,400 flights to/from 200 airports located in 37 countries. Last fiscal year, the company transported 130.3 million people. Its fleet has 460 Boeing-737 aircraft.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 22.5%

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-September 2019 increased passenger traffic by 22.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 11.623 million people, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Passenger traffic on international flights for the indicated period amounted to 10.8 million people (an increase of 23.7%), in the domestic sector some 831,200 people (an increase of 8.8%).
The number of flights for January-September 2019 amounted to 84,400 for arrival/departures, which is 16.1% more than in the same period in 2018, in particular 74,340 international flights (more by 18.2%), and 10,080 domestic flights (2.8% more).
In September 2019, passenger flow in Boryspil amounted to 1.649 million people, which is 27.6% more than in September 2018. At the same time, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 1.552 million people (29.3% more), on domestic flights some 97,200 (6.1% more).
The number of flights in September 2019 amounted to 11,443 for arrival/departure, which is 24.7% more than in the same period in 2018, including 10,290 international flights (28% more), and 1,150 domestic trips (up by 1.6%).

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DNIPRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER FLOW BY 14%

The Dnipro international airport increased passenger flow by 14.2% in January-September 2019 year-over-year, to 263,071 people.
According to the airport’s website, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 156,800 people, on domestic flights – 106,200 people.
In September 2019, the passenger flow of the airport amounted to 39,200 people, which is 31.2% more than in September last year.
As reported, DCH Group, a Ukrainian industrial and financial group of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, is ready to invest in the reconstruction of the Dnipro international airport.
The Dnipro International Airport (formerly Dnipropetrovsk) has been operating since 1943. It became an independent enterprise only in 2011. It is located 5 km southeast of Dnipro city.

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UKRAINIANS REGISTER 23,000 IMPORTED USED PASSENGER CARS IN SEPTEMBER

Ukrainians registered 23,000 imported used passenger cars in September, which is 3.2 times more than the registrations of new passenger cars in the same month, the Ukrautoprom association has reported.
Compared with September 2018 registrations of imported used passenger cars grew 2.3 times, and their share of the primary market grew from 60% to 76%.
The most popular car was Volkswagen Passat (1,460 cars registered). Renault Megane with 1,315 cars, and Skoda Octavia with 1,203 cars was third.
Volkswagen Golf with 912 registrations was fourth and Ford Focus with 789 used cars registered was fifth.
The association said that since the start of 2019, 321,600 imported used passenger cars have been registered in Ukraine, which is 4.5 times more than a year ago. The new passenger car market over the period was only 61,700 cars.
On September 12, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada repeatedly postponed the application of fines for owners of cars with foreign license plates for 90 days.

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