Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
commissioned the Ministry of Infrastructure to complete shortly the work on the
development of a strategy for the development of passenger conveyance and
Ukrainian airports that which would promote the development of regional aviation
hubs and reinforcement of competition in the market. The Head of Government gave
the relevant commission during a meeting on development of the market of
aviation passenger transportation with the participation of line Government
representatives, leaders of the country's major airports, air carriers and
need a professional, high-quality air transport development strategy, the strategy for the development of our airports - both having
international status and the internal ones. This is the first challenge for
Ministry of Infrastructure to tackle, and the strategy should be drafted as
soon as possible. Each airport must understand its place, purpose and the way
to achieve the goal”, stressed Volodymyr Groysman. “Aftermath, we should consider the mechanisms to
encourage competition in the transportation market – to avoid discrimination,
and to ensure our air carrier be efficient, competitive in terms of prices”.
At the same
time, the Head of Government stressed that local authorities, which as a result
of the decentralization reform possess the appropriate financial resources,
which could be allocated for these purposes, should also be involved in the
development of the airports.
the meeting, the parties agreed to draft and discuss the strategy in September.
Apart from issues of development of airport infrastructure - in particular, the
airports of Lviv, Kherson, Odessa, Vinnytsya, Zaporizhzhya, the
document as expected would stipulate for the ways to support national airline
companies, but preventing the possibility of creating any market monopolies, as
well as to renew the fleet and use ‘low-cost’ operation model. A separate issue
is flight safety. If a person steps aboard Ukrainian airline's plane, security
should be guaranteed, urges the Head of Government. "Therefore, it is crucial
that these requirements be more strict", Volodymyr Groysman accentuated.
noted that Ukraine could become a regional leader in air operations, and this
will be facilitated by positive trends already observed due to the growth of
passenger traffic at the major airports in the country - Boryspil
to coordinate the actions of the authorities on this issue, Volodymyr
Groysman gave a commission to establish a special
working group on the development of the airline industry chaired by Vice Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kystion.
"We must coordinate all efforts of all authorities to develop Ukrainian
airport network, to develop our country as a transit country for air conveyance,
to develop internal air operations among our airports within the country while
ensuring a high degree of safety of air transportation and service", the
Head of Government summed up.