«Borispol» reorient for transit passengers from Russia to Europe

The largest Ukrainian international airport «Borispol» is in talks with several airlines in the redistribution of transit traffic in the direction of the Russian Federation in connection with the termination of air communication between Ukraine and Russia since October, 25th. On 3 November 2015, reported the press service of the airport with reference to the acting Director of the airport «Borispol» Evgenia Digne.

«Our citizens who has travelled through Russia to far-abroad countries, without additional inconvenience to them will refocus on the European hubs. Now this deals with a number of airlines», — the press service quoted Digne.

It is also reported that despite the introduction of bilateral Ukrainian-Russian aviataksi, the airport «Borispol» in October, passenger traffic increased by 18.6% to 664,7 thousand people.

In January-September this year compared with the same period of 2014 «Borispol» has increased passenger numbers by 5% to 5,583 million people. By the end of 2014, the airport passenger traffic has reduced by 13% to 6.9 million people. In the first half of 2015 the company received 214 million USD profit compared with the $ 116 million UAH of loss for the same period in 2014.

Help. The termination of air communication between Ukraine and the Russian Federation

President Petro Poroshenko ‘s decree of September 16, enacted the NSDC decision of September 2, 2015 «On the use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)», under which fall a number of Russian companies, including the largest – «Aeroflot». Similar to the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation heavyconbill «224 flying squad», «VIM-Avia», «Gazprom-Avia» and «Donavia», «Kogalymavia», «Orenburg airlines», «Flight», Red Wings, «Russia», «Rusjet», «ruslayn», «Siberia», «Transaero», «Ural airlines», «Yakutia», «Yamal» and others.

The decision to ban flights to Ukraine these Russian airlines, the Cabinet adopted on 25 September.

The SAS has executed all necessary procedures for notice of Russian airlines about entered against them sanctions from the Ukrainian side — all placed under sanctions the airline sent out letters of notification. On September 29 it became known that the Federal air transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has notified airlines of Ukraine on the ban on the use of airspace of the Russian Federation from October 25. Only Ukrainian sanctions list were Russian 29 companies, 27 of which are illegally operated its flights to the occupied Crimea, and two Ukrainian companies, so-called nationalized by the government of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In response to the Russian Federation as a «mirror measures» introduced with the October 25 of the current year, ban on flights of Ukrainian airlines to cities of the Russian Federation.

Later, the Minister of infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky has said that Ukraine, imposing sanctions against Russian airlines, erects an iron curtain between the two countries.

Gosaviasluzhba of Ukraine on 1 October sent in Federal Agency of air transport of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia) a letter demanding to explain the reasons for the introduction of the Russian party of sanctions against Ukrainian airlines, as well as to clarify the number placed under them Ukrainian carriers.

However, as draws the attention of the Ukrainian side, conducting any negotiations on the abolition of bilateral aviataksi and the resumption of air links between Ukraine and Russia is possible only under condition of payment of the fine Russian airlines for performing flights to the occupied Crimea and the cessation of flights in this direction.

«Borispol» reorient for transit passengers from Russia to Europe 03.11.2015

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