Georgia: Air Malta launches Malta-Tbilisi flights

Air Malta, the flag carrier airline of Malta, is launching Malta-Tbilisi flights starting from July 4, announces the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GCAA). Flights will be carried out every Thursday by an Airbus A320 type aircraft. “These seasonal regular flights will be carried out until September 18”, said a spokesperson from the GCAA. A GCAA…

Ukraine: Ryanair launches new flight from Kharkiv to Polish Krakow

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said Europe’s largest discount carrier Ryanair performed its first flight from Ukraine’s Kharkiv International Airport (the city of Kharkiv) to Poland’s Krakow on June 17. “After Lviv and Kyiv became well-established parts of Ryanair’s grid, and many people began taking that for granted (choosing to forget that this only started…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Italy up in 2018

In 2018, the commodity turnover between Italy and Ukraine totaled 4.47 billion, up by 14% YoY, declared the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv. More than 14 thousand Ukrainian companies export their products to the European Union. Also, the trend created additional tools for the diversified cooperation, for example, through the…

Kyrgyzstan: Germany interested in Manas International Airport

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev met with the delegation of the Munich International Airport, headed by Managing Director Ralf Gaffal, the Information Support Department of the Government’s Office reported. Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev outlined that the Cabinet of Ministers, together with international financial institutions, was actively working to launch a public-private partnership project for the development…

Ukraine: decentralization entering second stage

The decentralization reform launched in 2014 that envisages transfer of financial resources and administrative powers to the regions is entering the second stage. That’s why it is impossible to halt the reform by hasty decisions, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated during a meeting with the leadership of the united territorial communities of Rivne…

Georgia: external trade up in January-May 2019

Georgia’s external trade amounted to $4.95 billion in January-May, up by 1% YoY, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). In the reporting period the value of Georgian exports increased by 14.2%, to $1.46 billion, while the value of imports decreased by 3.6%, to $3.49 billion. Georgia’s trade deficit came out to $2.02 billion,…

Kazakhstan: GDP up in January-May 2019

The country’s GDP growth reached 4% in January-May, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said at a government meeting. He instructed to take measures to increase the pace of economic development. The main drivers of the economy were construction – an increase of 8.8%, trade – 7.5%, transport – 5.3%, processing industry, including mechanical engineering –…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in May 2019

In May Ukrainian producers exported more than 40,000 tons of sugar, up by 30% YoY. Azerbaijan remained the main importer of Ukrainian sugar in May (29% of all deliveries). Significant volumes were shipped to Turkey and Tajikistan – 17% and 16% respectively. At the same time, 378,200 tons of sugar were exported in September through…