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AIRLINES OF UKRAINE BOOST PASSENGER TRAFFIC ALMOST TWICE IN JAN-AUG

Airports of Ukraine in January-August 2021, according to operational data, serviced 9.77 million passengers, which is 65.7% more than in January-August 2020.
As reported on the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine on Thursday, international passenger traffic of airports for the specified period grew by 69.2%, to 8.831 million people.
Ukrainian airlines served 6.089 million people in the first eight months of 2021, which is 96.1% more than in the first eight months of 2020, including international traffic of 5.626 million people (more than doubled).
At the same time, in January-July 2021, airlines performed 47,800 commercial flights (an increase of 68.9%), including 38,800 international (a rise of 70.9%).
As reported, at the end of 2020, Ukrainian airports serviced 8.664 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.

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GRAIN CROPS TRAFFIC ON DNIPRO RIVER DOWN IN JAN-JULY

Grain crops traffic on the Dnipro River in January-July 2021 decreased by 23.8% compared to the same period in 2020, to 1.19 million tonnes, the total cargo traffic on the river increased by 38.7%, to 6.5 million tonnes, the river information service of the state-owned enterprise Delta-Pilot (Mykolaiv) said on its website last week.
According to the service, construction materials traffic over the specified period doubled, to 4.66 million tonnes, metal products traffic decreased 15.7%, to 733,000 tonnes.
In general, in January-July 2021, 7,803 trips were made on the Dnipro River, which is 58.4% more than in the same period in 2020.
Delta-Pilot is a branch of the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA). The river information service of the enterprise provides data on navigation, the state of navigable inland waterways of Ukraine, as well as factors affecting navigation conditions in the area of operation of the service on the Dnipro and Danube rivers.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES IN JUNE

According to the results of June 2021, Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport served 117,545 passengers, which is over 2 times less than in the pre-crisis June 2019 (some 248,500 passengers).
At the same time, the infographics on the airport’s website indicate that in June this year, the largest passenger traffic was recorded since March 2020, when 78,900 passengers were served (in June 2020, Kyiv airport began operating international passenger flights only on June 17 due to quarantine restrictions).
In just six months of 2021, the airport served 337,340 passengers, which is almost 4 times less than in the same period in 2019 (some 1.332 million): international routes – 320,600 passengers, and domestic – 16,700 passengers.

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UKRAINE STILL INCREASING PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN SIX MONTHS

Airports of Ukraine in January-June 2021, according to operational data, served 5.5 million passengers, which is 32.2% more than in January-June 2020.
The passenger traffic of airports in international traffic for the specified period increased by 32.1% – up to 5 million people, the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine reported.
In addition, Ukrainian airlines served 3.5 million people in the six months of 2021, which is 73.8% higher than in the six months of 2020. Including in international traffic 3.2 million people were transported (an increase of 78.6%).
At the same time, in January-June 2021, airlines performed 29,400 commercial flights (an increase of 47.7%), including 23,700 international (42.8% more).
As reported, at the end of 2020, Ukrainian airports served 8.7 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.

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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN 2021

Danylo Halytsky Lviv International Airport in January-June 2021 increased passenger traffic by 36.6% compared to the same period in 2020 – up to 512,370 people.
In particular, the airport served 4,450 international and more than 1,000 domestic flights.
For the six months of this year, the number of flights for arrival/departure from the airport amounted to 5,514, which is 47.4% more than a year earlier. In particular, the airport served 4,450 international and more than 1,000 domestic flights, the airport said on its official Facebook page on Friday.
The most popular destinations in terms of passenger traffic are Antalya, Istanbul (SAW, IST), Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport).
As reported, in 2020, the international airport Lviv reduced passenger traffic by 2.5 times by 2019 – to 878,500 people.

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BORYSPIL AIRPORT STILL INCREASING PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN 2021

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-June 2021 served 3.397 million passengers, which is 35% more compared to the same period in 2020 (2.519 million).
At the same time, according to the airport’s report, in June it served 938,674 passengers, which is almost 19.4 times more than in June 2020 (lockdown), of which 523,355 people were serviced on regular flights, 415,319 people – on non-scheduled flights.
In June, the airport received and dispatched 7,357 flights, which is six times more than in June 2020.
In addition, in the six months of 2021, Boryspil airport served 1.776 million passengers on regular flights (a 6% decrease) and 1.621 million on non-scheduled flights (an increase of 2.57 times).
In total, in the first half of 2021, the airport received and dispatched 29,264 flights, which is 33.7% more than in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers for the six months of this year decreased by 72.3%, to 107,998 people (for the same period last year, this figure was 389,200 people).
The share of transfers in the total passenger traffic in January-June 2021 decreased from 15.5% to 3.2%.

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