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ZAPORIZHIA AIRPORT SERVICES 96,000 PASSENGERS IN JAN-MAR, 2019

The Zaporizhia International Airport serviced 96,624 passengers in January-March 2019, which is 17% more than during the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website.
The number of passengers on international flights increased by 19.2%, to 69,790 people, and the number of passengers on domestic flights rose by 11.1%, to 26,860 people.
The total number of passengers using services of the Zaporizhia Airport grew by more than 17.4%, to 35,800 people, in March.
The number of passengers on international flights increased by more than 17%, to 25,330 people, and the number of passengers on domestic flights grew by 18.4%, to 10,480 people, in March.
As reported, the Zaporizhia Airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which is 15% more than in 2017.
The Zaporizhia International Airport was opened in 1945. It provides for take-off/landing on two runways (artificial and unpaved).

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YANAIR CARRIES OVER 150,000 PASSENGERS TO/FROM GEORGIA IN SUMMER NAVIGATION PERIOD

Yanair (Yanair Ltd., Zhytomyr) in the summer navigation of 2018 serviced over 150,000 passengers on regular flights to/from Georgia.
Head of the agent chain operations department at Yanair Svitlana Ilchenko said during the presentation of Georgia’s potential in Kyiv that these were flight from/to Batumi to/from Kyiv and regions.
“In 2018, we transported over 150,000 passengers to Georgia on regular flights in the summer season. This is only Batumi from Kyiv and the regions,” she said.
At the same time, Ilchenko said that in 2019, the airline starts regular flights from Kyiv to Batumi from April 6, and also plans to launch daily flights to Batumi from Odesa and Kharkiv for the summer season.
In addition, the company plans to extend flights to Batumi from Kyiv for the winter navigation of 2019-2020.
“We plan to extend flights from Kyiv to Batumi for winter navigation. We will service this destination [Batumi], especially since the Goderdzi winter resort is developing in Georgia, so Batumi will be in demand not only in the summer season, but also for the winter resort,” she said.
However, commenting on the delays and cancellations of flights in the summer season of 2018, Ilchenko said that the Yanair flight program for the summer season of 2019 was developed, taking into account the available fleet.
“Last year there was a huge program not only of regular flights, but also of charter ones. In 2019, we approached this issue by planning the program in such a way as to eliminate as much as possible any flight failures. Flights planned for the number of aircraft that the airline has, to guarantee flights,” she said.
Currently, according to the airline’s website, for the summer season of 2019, the airline announced daily flights Kyiv-Batumi-Kyiv, two flights a week Kharkiv-Batumi-Kharkiv, Odesa-Batumi-Odesa, Odesa-Tbilisi-Odesa and Kyiv-Tel-Aviv-Kyiv, four flights a week on Odesa-Tel-Aviv-Odesa and Kyiv-Odesa-Kyiv routes, as well as one flight a week on the Odesa-Yerevan-Odesa route.
In turn, director of Travel RSP (Tbilisi) tour operator Nana Chialashvili, noted the growing demand for sanatorium rehabilitation and sightseeing tourism in Georgia.
In addition, according to her, trips to the town of Sighnaghi are in demand, where the newlyweds can get married around the clock under a relaxed procedure.
“In Sighnaghi, you can get married in 15 minutes, while the notary certifies the marriage immediately, so this is a completely legal marriage,” she said.
Yanair Ltd. was registered on June 15, 2012 in Zhytomyr. In July 2013, it received an operation certificate.
The airline’s fleet consists of seven aircraft – five Boeing -737 and two Airbus (A320 and A321).
According to the public register, the ultimate beneficiary of the company is Oleksiy Yanchuk.

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FRANCE’S AIGLE AZUR PLANS TO CARRY 16,000 PASSENGERS FROM KYIV TO PARIS AND BACK L

France’s Aigle Azur airline in 2019 plans to service 9-10% of passenger flow between Kyiv and Paris, which is around 16,000 passengers, Aigle Azur President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frantz Yvelin has said at a press conference in Kyiv.
“I believe in the Ukrainian market and we have long term plans. In the future, we hope for more flights than three per week,” he said.
According to him, the airline counts on passenger traffic in the amount of about 16,000 passengers in 2019.
“About 160,000 passengers travel between Kyiv and Paris, and we expect to receive about 9-10% of this passenger traffic,” Yvelin said.
According to him, there is practically no competition among air carriers on the Kyiv-Paris route, which makes these destinations attractive for Aigle Azur.
The airline will operate flights between Paris-Orly and Kyiv-Boryspil airports three times a week: from Paris on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and from Kyiv on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A one way trip will cost around EUR 74.
As reported, Aigle Azur airline will launch a direct flight between the airports of Paris-Orly and Kyiv-Boryspil from April 18, 2019.
At the moment, UIA and Air France operate direct flights to Paris from Kyiv.

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NEW RULES OF AIR TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND BAGGAGE COME INTO FORCE IN UKRAINE

The State Aviation Service of Ukraine has posted on its website the new rules of air transportation of passengers and baggage that have come into force.
The document, in particular, does not contain the norm on the mandatory free baggage allowance of a certain weight (previously 15 kg).
According to the new edition of the rules, information on the maximum amount and weight of baggage, accepted by the air carrier for transportation without payment, is specified in the rules of the air carrier and the contract of carriage provided to the passenger.
The State Aviation Service also legalized the new rules for charging fee for registration at the airport.
“Check-in at the airport is free of charge if it is provided for by the rules for applying the fare according to which the ticket was purchased and also if registration cannot be done via the airline’s website or using the self-service kiosk. Otherwise, the air carrier may charge an additional fee for check-in at the airport,” according to the rules.
The deadlines for check-in and boarding have also changed: now airlines can close check-in counters no earlier than 45 minutes before departure, and boarding gates no earlier than 15 minutes before departure (earlier 40 and 10 minutes respectively).

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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 185,000 PASSENGERS, WHICH IS 42% MORE THAN IN FEBRUARY 2018

The Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in February 2019 serviced 185,200 passengers, which is 41.7% more than in February 2018.
According to statistics released by the airport’s press service, the number of passengers serviced on international flights in February was 180,000, on domestic flights – 5,200. The number of flights in February was 2,007 for arrivals and departures, which is 21.8% more than the same period of 2018, including1,680 international flights, and 327domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in February 2019 were Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), and domestic destinations were Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
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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ZAPORIZHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 60,800 PASSENGERS, WHICH IS 16.5% MORE THAN YEAR AGO

The Zaporizhia international airport in January and February 2019 serviced 60,800 passengers, which is 16.5% more than a year ago.
The number of passengers on international flights over the period grew by 20.5%, to 44,400 passengers, and on domestic flights it rose by 7%, to 16,380. The number of flights did not change year-over-year, being 448.
In February of this year, the total volume of passengers who used the services of the airport in Zaporizhia increased by more than 20%, from 24,800 passengers in February 2018, to 29,800 passengers.
An increase of almost 22.5% was recorded in international destinations (up to 21,400 passengers), and on domestic routes by 15% (up to 8,400 passengers).
As reported, the Zaporizhia Airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which is 15% more than in 2017.

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