Ukraine: airlines increase passenger traffic in January-November 2017

Ukrainian airlines in January-November increased passenger traffic by 29.6% compared to the corresponding period of 2016, to 9.826 million people. According to the data from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, during the reporting period Ukrainian airlines increased international passenger traffic by 30.8%, to 8.967 million people. Passenger traffic through the airports of Ukraine rose…

Ukraine: talks with Ryanair coming to an end

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says that ongoing negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are coming to an end, as a new agreement with Boryspil Internarial Airport has been reached. “I believe that Ryanair will enter the Ukrainian market, our negotiations are coming to an end. We have managed to find a consensus with Boryspil…

Belarus: Amkodor to help Russia’s Bashkortostan master modern forest harvesting technologies

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor and the government of Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan have signed an agreement on introducing and developing modern automated forest harvesting technologies in the republic, according to the Amkodor website. The document was signed during the first interregional forum on developing Bashkortostan’s northeast. Amkodor representatives took part in the forum.…

Kazakhstan: KTZ launches mobile ticket app

JSC NC Kazakhstan temir zholy has launched www.rail-travel.kz and mobile application ktjportal where passengers can purchase train tickets and access information about the company’s services. According to KTZ, users can buy tickets for the trains with or without e-check-in, join a waiting list if tickets are not available for the chosen destination, as well as…

Kazakhstan: Astana’s first direct connection to Milan to be launched in 2018

Non-stop service from Astana to Milan will be launched in 2018, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee reported. Within the framework of ICAN-2017 Kazakh delegation led by Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Talgat Lustayev held talks with the aviation authorities of Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, as well…

Kyrgyzstan: state debt down in October 2017

As a result of October Kyrgyzstan’s state debt declined by $9.05 million, the Ministry of Finance reported. As of October 31, the size of the state debt (external + internal) comprised $4,357.5 billion, or 299,447.12 billion soms. External debt – $3,958.23 billion (272,9.57 billion soms), internal – $399.27 million (27,437.55 billion soms). Kyrgyzstan owes the…