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LVIV AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 41.2% IN JAN-JULY

Passenger traffic at Lviv International Airport in January-July 2019 amounted to 1.192 million people, which is 41.2% more than in the same period of 2018, according to the official page of the airport on Facebook.
The number of flights in January-July reached 10,551 (9,086 international, 1,465 domestic), which is 24.4% more than in January-July last year.
In July 2019, some 243,000 passengers (224,400 on international flights and 18,600 on domestic flights) used the airport services, which is 25.8% more than in the same period of 2018.
At the same time, the number of serviced flights last month increased by 20.5%, to 1,933. Some 1,697 passengers were transported on international flights and 236 on domestic flights.
As reported, in 2018 the airport raised passenger traffic by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people.
Lviv International Airport is located 6 km south of the city center.

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TRANSPORT COMPANIES OF UKRAINE REDUCE PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN H1

The transport companies of Ukraine in January-June 2019 carried 2.137 billion people, which is 6.3% less than in the same period of 2018, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to its data, the passenger traffic of transport companies for the reporting period amounted to 52.2 billion passenger-kilometers, which is 3.8% more than in January-June last year. According to the State Statistics Service, in the first six months, 78.3 million passengers were transported by rail (taking into account the city electric train), which is 0.3% more than in January-June 2018, and 907 million passengers were carried by road (5.6% less).
Air transport increased passenger traffic by 8.3%, to 5.9 million people.
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, in January-June 2019 some 313 million passengers used the services of trams (a decrease of 10% compared to the same period in 2018), 355 million travelled by subway (a decrease of 1.9%), and 477.6 million people used trolleybuses (a drop of 9.1%).
Passenger transportation by water increased by 4.5% compared with January-June 2018, to 200,000 people.
The service said the figures are given excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and part of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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UKRAINE’S TRANSPORT COMPANIES REDUCE PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 6% IN JAN-MAY

The transport companies of Ukraine in January-May 2019 reduced passenger traffic by 5.9% compared with January-April 2018, to 1.796 billion people, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, passenger turnover over the period amounted to 42 billion passenger-kilometers, which is 4.3% more than a year ago.
According to the State Statistics Service, in January-May 2019, 63.1 million passengers were carried by rail (including the city train), which is 0.1% less than in January-May 2018, and 761.8 million passengers by road (5.6% less).
Airlines raised passenger traffic by 10.6%, to 4.6 million people.
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, in January-May 2019 some 262.5 million passengers used trams (a decrease of 9.6% compared with January-May 2018), subways carried 298.6 million (a decrease of 1.2%), while trolleybuses 405.7 million (a fall of 8.4%).
Transportation of passengers by water transport grew by 3.3%, to 0.1 million.
According to the State Statistics Service, the data is provided excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 23%

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in February 2019 was 65,900 people, which is 23% more than in the same period of 2018.
According to the press service of the airport, the growth of passenger traffic was observed both on domestic flights (6% more) and on international flights (30% more).
As reported, in January 2019 passenger traffic at Kharkiv airport was 71,800 people, which is 20% 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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KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 44%

Kyiv Sikorsky Airport in January 2019 handled 224,600 passengers, which was 44.2% more than in January 2018.
The number of passengers on international flights was 219,800 people and that on domestic flights was 4,800 people, the airport’s press service said. The number of flights handled by the airport in January 2019 was 2,282, both arrivals and departures, which was 21.6% more than the same period in 2018. In particular, there were 1,965 international flights and 317 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in January 2019 were Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Vienna (Austria), Ankara (Turkey), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Berlin (Germany). Odesa, Lviv, and Zaporizhia were popular domestic destinations.
Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) 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 is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is a separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.
In 2018, the airport serviced 2.812 million passengers, which was 52% more than in 2017. The number of flights was 30,248, which was 30.1% more than 2017.

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BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 14% IN JAN

Kyiv-based Boryspil International Airport, the country’s largest airport, in January 2019 boosted passenger traffic by 14%, to 897,200 people compared with January 2017, the airport’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine. In January 2019, some 766,300 passengers handled by Boryspil Airport flew by regular flights (an increase by 21%) and 130,900 passengers travelled by charter flights (a decline by 17%).
In January 2019, the share of transfer passengers grew by 12% of the airport’s total passenger traffic, to 235,820 people.
As reported, the airport in 2018 handled 12.6 million passengers, or 19% up on 2017. In 2019, its passenger traffic is expected to grow by 14%. According to the airport’s management, the projected decrease in passenger traffic growth rates is associated with an increase in the absolute number of passengers.
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.
It services Ryanair flights to and from Ukraine along with Lviv’s Danylo Halytsky Airport.

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