Ukraine: UIA carries 40-millionth passenger

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has carried its 40-millionth passenger since the company was established in 1992. “On August 8 Ukraine International carried its 40-millionth passenger Svitlana Pogrebna who was flying from Kyiv to Amsterdam on the UIA PS105 flight,” reads a report posted on the company’s website. In 2015, UIA carried 4.9 million passengers; in…

Belarus: over 3.5 million tons of grain harvested

Belarusian agrarians have already cropped more than 3.5 million tons of grain, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 10, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 3.5 million tons. Brest region harvested 964,100 tons, Minsk region – 784,200 tons. Gomel region and Grodno region cropped 605,400 and 620,000 tons respectively. The harvest of Mogilev region…

Ukraine: money supply up in July 2017

Money supply in Ukraine in July grew by 1%, to UAH 1.115 trillion, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has reported. The central bank said that the pace was linked to the increase in off-bank cash by 1.3%, to UAH 311.639 billion, and deposits in the national currency by 0.9%, to UAH 802.786 billion. The…

Ukraine: 33.4 million tons of grain harvested

Ukrainian agrarians harvested 33.4 million tons of grain on 8.8 million hectares (91% of the target) as of August 8, according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry’s press service. Early grain crops have already been harvested in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kirovohrad, Mykolayiv, and Kherson regions. The average yield of cereals is estimated at 3.79 tons…

Ukraine: Ryanair not to enter the market in 2017

Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan said that Ryanair, the Irish-based low-cost air carrier, might not launch its operations in Ukraine in 2017. “If the negotiations are deliberately delayed, while they (Ryanair) distribute the routes for their aircraft for the whole year, we will say that Ryanair will come next year,” Omelyan said. “But they will…

Belarus: frozen bread exported to 8 countries

Belarus is supplying frozen bread to eight counties, head of the main department for bakery products of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry Vadim Pobedinsky said. “Today we are exporting frozen bakery products to eight countries. Among them is Russia (over 80% of the exports), Israel, Panama, the USA, Tajikistan, and Australia,” Vadim Pobedinsky said.…

Kazakhstan: ICAO aviation safety award received

Kazakhstan’s aviation safety efforts have been marked with a recognition award on behalf of the ICAO Council President, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry for Investment and Development reported. Kazakhstan has been one of the first ICAO Member States to receive this award in recognition of the significant progress in resolving aviation safety oversight…

Azerbaijan: banks slash dollar sales in H1 2017

Azerbaijani banks sold $621.67 million in January-June, down 2.7-fold YoY, according to the report of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA).

Bank clients purchased 10.35 million pounds sterling, 126.58 million euros and 1.09 billion Russian rubles in cash over the six months of this year. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Latvia: railway cargo decline significant

Latvia’s railway system is inefficient and needs to be changed so that it is possible to compete with other countries, because the tariffs Latvia has now are too high, said Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics President Inga Antane. Antane mentions experience of her colleagues: “Our colleagues in Germany made a very important political decision…

Kazakhstan: another airline authorized to fly to Europe

One more Kazakhstani air carrier will fly to Europe after obtaining a TCO authorization, the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan has reported. The committee confirmed that Kazakhstani airline Comlux-kz LLC had received the TCO authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and become the authorized third-country (non-EU)…