Dnipro Offered to Create an Alternative Airport


The deputies of the Dnipro City Council have registered the draft resolution on creation of municipal enterprise “Dnipro Airport” – notified head of the “Samopomich” Union faction, Artem Khmelnikov.

As he claims, that can become the beginning of solving the serious transport problem of the city.

It is suggested that a new terminal will be built, which will use the existing state-owned infrastructure of the operating airport of Dnipro. This is particularly referred to the runway and the lands.

Mr. Khmelnikov noted that the construction of a new terminal must be implemented at the expense of investors or large investment banks and the building itself must be available for all international airlines of the world.

At the present time, the airport of Dnipro is the property of core company Dniproavia, which, in its turn, belongs to Galtera LLC. The media associates the last one with Ihor Kolomoiskyi.

Over the last years, several companies at once have complained about the problems with admission to Dnipro. UTair Ukraine and flydubai failed to start flights to the local airport; in 2016, Turkish Airlines was forced to cancel flights from Istanbul to Dnipro. Several months later, Turkish authorities responded by forbidding the flights of Dniproavia from Dnipro to Istanbul.

As a result of such policy, at year-end 2016, the airport of Dnipro served only 284.9 thousand passengers, which is 17.7% less than in 2015.