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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 1.5 MLN PASSENGERS

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) in January-July 2018 serviced around 1.5 million passengers, according to a posting on the official Facebook page of the airport. “On August 1, 2018, the airport serviced a 1.5 millionth passenger since the beginning of the year. The figure is indicative. It indicates the rapid and confident development of the airport. In August 2017, Hlib Deineha became the millionth passenger, he was then 3.5 years old,” the airport said.
In July, the airport serviced 351,000 passengers, which is 59.4% more than in July 2017; including 342,200 on international flights and 8,800 passengers on domestic flights. The number of flights in July 2018 was 3,328 for the arrival and departure, which is 34.1% more than the same period in 2017; of which 2,874 international flights and 454 domestic flights. The most popular international destinations in July 2018 were Antalya (Turkey), Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt), Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Ankara (Turkey), Batumi (Georgia), Tivat (Montenegro); internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
In January-July 2018, the Kyiv airport serviced 1.5 million passengers, which is 64.8% more than in January-July 2017; of them 1.45 million passengers on international flights and 49,500 passengers on domestic flights.
The number of flights in January-July 2018 amounted to 16,834 for the arrival and departure, which is 38% more than the same period of 2017, of them 14,182 international flights and 2,652 domestic flights. The most popular international destinations since the beginning of 2018 have been Minsk (Belarus), Dubai (UAE), Antalya (Turkey), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Rome (Italy), Budapest (Hungary); internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
The press service said that the airport plans to service 2.8 million passengers by the end of 2018.
Kyiv 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 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 Q1 2018, the airport serviced 442,000 passengers, which is 50.4% more than in Q1 2017.

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KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT SERVICES AROUND 1.5 MLN PASSENGERS IN JAN-JULY

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) in January-July 2018 serviced around 1.5 million passengers, according to a posting on the official Facebook page of the airport. “On August 1, 2018, the airport serviced a 1.5 millionth passenger since the beginning of the year. The figure is indicative. It indicates the rapid and confident development of the airport. In August 2017, Hlib Deineha became the millionth passenger, he was then 3.5 years old,” the airport said. The press service said that the airport plans to service 2.8 million passengers by the end of 2018.
Kyiv 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 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 Q1 2018, the airport serviced 442,000 passengers, which is 50.4% more than in Q1 2017.
Kyiv International Airport belongs to UFuture Investment Group founded by the Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky. UFuture consolidates the group’s businesses and social projects and coordinates its business development and investor relations activities on national and international levels. The group incorporates a major Ukrainian real estate development company UDP, Kyiv Sykorsky International Airport, national Ukrainian outdoor advertising operator RTM, and Bila Tserkva Industrial Park. Additionally, the conglomerate develops new and innovative businesses, such as renewable energy generator UDP Renewables, pharmaceutical producer Biopharma, and innovation parks UNIT.City and LvivTech.City. UFuture’s headquarters is located in Brussels. The group estimates its assets at $ 750 million. Vasyl Khmelnytsky is a founder of annual Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF), IT school “UNIT Factory”, Lean Institute Ukraine (LIU), and School of Small and Medium Enterprises.

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STATEMENT BY MASTER-AVIA COMPANY ABOUT NABU INVESTIGATION IN RELATION TO INTERNATIONAL KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT

On June 14, 2018, the administrative buildings and terminals of Kyiv International Airport named after Igor Sikorsky was blocked by National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) personnel equipped with automatic weapons. From 10:00 a.m. on June 14 to 05:00 a.m. on June 15, during the 19 hours, the management of municipally owned Kyiv International Airport and the Master-Avia company, including the heads of departments, and senior employees, were kept in their own offices without any means of communication and the possibility of coordinating the work of the airport. As a result, the work of both the municipal company and the Master-Avia private company, which is engaged in the development and maintenance of the airport, was blocked.
NABU’s operation resulted in the inability to prevent an accident that occurred with a plane operated by the BRAVO airlines, which performed the Antalya-Kyiv flight. During landing amid a violent storm, the airplane carrying 169 passengers aboard overshot runway and landed on its belly. The situation was complicated by the increased threat of an explosion: there were four tonnes of aviation fuel on board, there was a threat to the lives and health of the passengers. At that time, the airport’s management, which was, in fact, hostage to the security forces, was not able to take measures that are appropriate to that weather condition. Only thanks to the coordinated work of the airport’s rescue services, the situation was under control and nobody was injured as a result of the incident. This was the first case registered within 94 years of the airport’s work.
The airport’s management did not publish the details of the incident before because of the investigation of the aviation event by a special commission. However, as there is a probability that raids and other investigative measures may continue, the team of Kyiv International Airport considers it is their duty to warn that in case of new attempts to block the airport’s work by the security forces, it will suspend handling flights for the sake of the safety of passengers and crews. The safety of passengers remains a priority for the company.
Currently, the airfield and runway are on the balance sheets of municipally owned International Airport Kyiv. Master-Avia owns terminals and an apron. There was no reason for the use of force: the company’s activities are open and transparent, the management is always ready for constructive interaction with the control authorities and for required procedures. However, instead of asking for the necessary documentation, the Bureau’s agents chose a different path – the seizure of buildings, keeping the management and personnel without means of communication, searches both at the airport and in apartments in the top managers, seizure of documents and things, including personal ones, the blocking of activity and communications in the strictly policed security facility. Such actions by state authorities negatively affect the airport’s safety and the investment attractiveness of Ukraine.
Kyiv International Airport operates strictly in accordance with international and Ukrainian legislation and today it is one of the largest taxpayers in the capital among municipally owned enterprises. Master-Avia has invested more than $50 million in the creation of new airport infrastructure, and still spends all available resources on the repayment of a loan and the development of the only international airport located directly in Kyiv.
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In 2010, an investment tender was held under the government program for the development of Ukrainian aviation infrastructure Master-Avia LLC won the tender. The company has concluded an agreement for the lease of the airport’s property for 49 years. The second bidder, a company with Russian roots, unsuccessfully challenged the results of the tender in courts of all instances.
Today, Kyiv International Airport, being operated by Master-Avia, cooperates with more than 40 airlines, performing flights to 140 cities in 48 countries. Every month, about 2,500 flights are operated, and almost two million passengers are served annually. Investment in the airport exceeds $50 million. More than 10,000 jobs have been created. Kyiv International Airport is the second largest taxpayer among municipally owned companies.

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SIKORSKY KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 223,200 PASSENGERS IN MAY WHICH IS 2.5-FOLD RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) serviced 223,200 passengers in May 2018, which is 2.46 times more than in May 2017, the airport has reported. The number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 223,200 and on domestic flights – 7,600.
The number of flights in May 2018 totaled 2,920 (arrivals and departures), which is 138% more than a year ago, including 2,494 international flights and 426 domestic flights. The most popular international destinations in May 2018 were Antalya (Turkey), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Dubai (the UAE), Rome (Italy) and Budapest (Hungary), and internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
In January-May 2018, the airport serviced 856,800 passengers, which is 68.9% more than in January-May 2017. The number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 824,000 and on domestic flights – 32,800.
The number of flights in January-May 2018 totaled 10,522 (arrivals and departures), which is 41.2% more than a year ago, including 8,759 international flights and 1,763 domestic flights.
During the UEFA Champions League finals which Kyiv hosted from May 25 through May 27, the airport serviced 421 flights of business aviation, 148 regular flights and 56 charter flights. A total of 29,000 passengers were serviced in three days.
On May 26, 2018, the airport serviced almost 11,000 passengers first in the whole history of the airport.
The Sikorsky Kyiv 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 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.

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SIKORSKY KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KYIV WANTS TO INVEST UAH 500 MLN IN EXPANSION

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) seeks to invest UAH 500 million to expand Terminal A in 2018-2019, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said.
“This year capital investment in the amount of some UAH 500 million will be sent to expand Terminal A. We plan to commission the terminal before May 2019,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Kostrzhevsky also recalled that in 2017, Master-Avia managing company built a new apron with an area of 25,000 square meters in the airport.
He said that Master-Avia conducted the thorough analysis and designed a project on reconstruction of the runway of the airport, enlarging it by 600 meters. The runway would be able to service aircraft of Airbus А321 and Boeing 737-900 type.
“We need to settle the legal and technical issues: to finish the allocation of a land parcel for the airport and the extension of the runway in the conditions of the rough terrain. This is difficult to do, but the project includes these works and it is likely that it would be done. The approximate cost of this reconstruction is EUR 84 million. The airport asked the Kyiv City Administration to provide the required sum or start the process of attracting an investor,” Kostrzhevsky said.
He also said that be believes it logical to reconstruct the runway of the airport using budget funds.
“The state or the city is interested in the airport being developed and operating. If the decision on the public private partnership is made, it would depend on the proposal of officials if Master-Avia participates in it or not,” he said.
Kyiv 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 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.

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