Ukraine: Boryspil Airport passenger flow up in January-May 2019

The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-May increased passenger flow by 18.1% YoY, to 5.168 million people, the airport’s press service says. At the same time, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 4,755 million people (+19.1%), and on domestic – 412,900 (+7.5%). In January-May the airport serviced 40,502 flights (+11.2%), including 35,215 international and…

Georgia: passenger traffic at airports up in January-May 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 1,912,352 passengers in January-May, up by 19% YoY, says the United Airports of Georgia. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi Aleksandre Kartveli International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International…

Ukraine: gas output up in January-May 2019

In January-May, Ukrainian gas enterprises produced 8.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, the press service of Ukrtransgaz JSC reports. “Since the beginning of the year and as of May, Ukrainian gas enterprises produced 8.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 3.5% YoY,” reads the report. Ukrainian consumers of all categories from the…

Ukraine: gas transit up in January-May 2019

Transit shipments of natural gas via the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) in January-May grew by 7.8% YoY, to 37.6 billion cubic meters. In particular, gas transit supplies from Russia via Ukraine in May alone stood at 8.37 billion cubic meters, up by 16.4% YoY, the state-run gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz said. (UNIAN/Business World…

Kazakhstan: flour exports down in MY 2018-2019

Kazakhstan exported 1.2 million tons of flour in September-March 2018-2019, down by 21% YoY and the lowest volume in three years. Afghanistan is the biggest importer with its market share reaching 67%. Growth in exports is registered to China (+272%) and Tajikistan (+59%). A decrease in shipments is observed to Afghanistan (-20%), Uzbekistan (-33%) and…

Lithuania: airBaltic agrees to compensate for inconveniences to passengers

An agreement has been reached in a court of justice in Lithuania with Latvian airline airBaltic on payment of compensation to passengers worth a total of EUR 120,000, according to representatives of flight compensation assistance company Skycop. Last year, Skycop commenced more than 200 litigations against airBaltic over the airline’s unpaid compensation to passengers. Following…

Azerbaijan: Azerenerji reconstructing power supply system of Baku

Azerbaijan’s biggest electrical power producer Azerenerji OJSC carries out reconstruction, complex repair and rehabilitation work at electric power plants and systemically significant 220 and 110-kilovolt substations in order to improve the supply of electricity to Baku, the surrounding settlements and the country’s regions. A 220-kilovolt substation “Khirdalan”, the substation “Mushfig” in the Badamdar settlement, the…

Ukraine: gas reserves up in May 2019

In May Ukraine increased gas reserves in underground gas storage facilities by almost 2 billion cubic meters. As of June 1, they reached 11.46 billion cubic meters, the press service of the NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy reported. “Ukraine continues to accumulate gas in underground gas storage facilities to go through the next heating season. The gas…

Ukraine: infrastructure minister announces increase in flights on domestic air routes

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced that the number of flights on domestic air routes increased. “Finally, we see an increase in flights not only on international but on domestic air routes also. Starting from today, SkyUp Airlines launches cheap regular flights Kyiv-Odesa and Kharkiv-Odesa. And starting from tomorrow, the Motor-Sich airline launches Kyiv-Uzhgorod flights…

Azerbaijan: gas production to grow

Oil prices this year are expected to reach $65, Director of Fitch Ratings Sovereign Group in Europe Marina Stefani declared. She said that next year oil prices would be at $62.5. The expert also noted that gas production in Azerbaijan would grow due to the production from the second stage of Shah Deniz field’s development.…

Estonia: LHV to buy Danske loan portfolio

Estonian bank LHV is set to acquire Danske Bank’s private customer loan portfolio, for around EUR 410 million. In February, Danske was ordered to close its doors by the Finanical Supervisory Authority (FSA), ending months of speculation following revelations that as much as EUR 200 billion in potentially illicit funds had passed through the bank…