Zelensky inspects reconstruction of Kryvyi Rih airport

Zelensky inspects reconstruction of Kryvyi Rih airport

The reconstruction of Kryvyi Rih International Airport’s terminal and runway is planned to be completed by October 2022.

This was said during the inspection by President Volodymyr Zelensky of the progress of repair work at the airfield as part of his working trip to Dnipropetrovsk region on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports citing the press service of the head of state.

"The restoration of the airport, built in 1978, is planned to be completed by the end of 2022. The total cost of the project is UAH 990 million," the report reads.

Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko said that they plan to reconstruct the runway, replace engineering and lighting equipment, and repair aprons. According to him, new navigation and meteorological equipment will also be installed.

In parallel with this, the reconstruction of the airport terminal building will be carried out, the cost of which is UAH 300 million.

After the completion of the reconstruction work, the airport will be able to serve 400 passengers per hour. “We need to implement these plans and carry out the reconstruction of the airport,” the president stressed.

The airport has already installed new equipment for servicing regular flights, which will allow it to receive aircraft such as A320 and Boeing 737.

In turn, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko noted that both the terminal and the runway are planned to be completed by October 2022.

As Ukrinform reported, on Tuesday, June 8, President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived on a working trip to Kryvyi Rih by a Windrose Airline flight.


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