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KHERSON AIRPORT WILL RAISE PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN 2019

The head of Kherson Regional State Administration, Yuriy Husev, expects that Kherson International Airport will increase passenger traffic in 2019, in addition, work is underway to modernize its terminal.
“Kherson International Airport transported 150,000 passengers last year. We plan to increase passenger flow this year. On July 30 we resumed negotiations with Ryanair, which confirmed its willingness to fly from Kherson airport. Today, the airport operates regular flights to Istanbul, Kyiv. Scheduled flights to Egypt will be launched soon,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Husev noted that there is a fruitful cooperation with the EBRD and the IFS developer of software for integrated corporate management, which help build a concept for the development of the airport.
“There is an understanding of what we need to do first. Kherson airport, the air gates of the south of Ukraine, should be developed,” he said.
The head of Kherson Regional State Administration also said that work is underway to modernize the airport terminal.
“There are certain ideas. We are working with the representatives of the regional council so that the necessary funds are provided for in the budget. We are also discussing the idea of a possible concession with the EBRD,” he said.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT RAISES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 25%

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in January-July 2019 amounted to 683,300 people, which is 25% more than in the same period of 2018, the airport writes on its page in Facebook.
In July 2019, some 130,700 people used the airport’s services, which is 25% more than in July 2018.
The most popular destinations for this period were Antalya, Kyiv, Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Warsaw.
As reported, passenger traffic at Kharkiv airport in 2018 was 962,500 people, which is 19% more than in 2017.
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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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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