Georgia: air passenger traffic up in January-April 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 1,450,847 passengers in January-April, up by 20% 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…

Lithuania: Vilnius-London City flights hailed

The launch of a direct service between Vilnius Airport and London City Airport will give Lithuania another opportunity to attract London-based companies in the context of Brexit, Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevicius said ahead of LOT Polish Airline’s first business flight between Vilnius Airport and London City Airport. Paris and Munich are also mentioned…

Ukraine: local budget revenues in Mykolaiv region up in January-April 2019Ukraine: local budget revenues in Mykolaiv region up in January-April 2019

Since the beginning of 2019, UAH 2 billion in revenues from taxes have been transferred to local budgets of Mykolaiv region, up by 21% YoY, Deputy Head of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration Oleksandr Kushnir wrote on his Facebook page. “Since the start of the year, the general fund of local budgets of Mykolaiv region…

Latvia: Deglava Bridge reopens for public transport

Augusta Deglava Overpass was reopened for public transport on May 4. A speed limit of 20 km/h was imposed, however. Riga City Council, Transport Department, Riga City Construction Office, State Police and State Construction Control Office representatives agreed as much on May 3. During the joint meeting, participants discussed the option to reopen the bridge…

Uzbekistan: joint dairy set up with Belarus

The joint Belarus-Uzbekistan dairy company Zdravushka Tashkent has been registered in Tashkent region, the Belarusian embassy in Uzbekistan reported. On Belarus’ behalf, the company was founded by Zdravushka Milk. “The joint project envisages the construction and equipment of a dairy farm for 1,000 head and a dairy plant with the total capacity of up to…

Armenia: wage taxes not to overload entrepreneurs

The proposed amendments to the Tax Code plan a 23% flat income tax, which in turn will reduce year-by-year and reach 20%, Deputy Minister of Finance Arman Poghosyan told lawmakers at hearings of the economic affairs committee. A representative of a civil society organization asked the official, which countries they’d observed in terms of experience…

Kazakhstan: FlyArystan maiden flight lands in Nur-Sultan

FlyArystan low-cost airline has performed its first flight landing in Nur-Sultan, the Telegram Channel of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry reads. The solemn presentation of the first flight of FlyArystan low-cost carrier took place at the airport. Samruk Kazyna CEO Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister…

Ukraine: military expenditure up in 2018

Ukraine’s military expenditure grew by 21%, to $4.8 billion in 2018. Total world military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6% from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and…

Azerbaijan: Boeing 747 freighter lands at new Istanbul New Airport for first time

The Boeing 747-8F aircraft of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines became the first F-category large cargo airliner that landed at the recently opened New Istanbul Airport. Baku-Istanbul-Baku flight was served by the Turkish “Celebi” ground handling company, which had been providing aviation services at a high professional level for many years. Since…