Ukraine: direct passenger flights to Iraq resumed

On April 3 a plane of the Iraqi Airways, which made the first flight on Baghdad-Kyiv route, landed at the Boryspil International Airport. “The flight was carried out by Boeing 737-800 with registration number YI-ASV,” the Center for Transport Strategies reports. As specified, the flight lasted for almost four hours. The Boryspil International Airport representatives…

Ukraine: champignon mushroom exports up in 2017

In 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry of Ukraine states. “Based on the results of 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms worth $480,000, up 12.5-fold YoY. In 2016 Ukraine exported 42.6 tons of champignon mushrooms to the foreign markets worth $37,800,” the statement…

Ukraine: beer market stabilizes

The Ukrainian beer market has stopped falling and stabilized for the first time in nine years, Carlsberg Ukraine Director General Yevhen Shevchenko has said. “According to our internal assessment, the Ukrainian beer market for the first time in nine years has stopped its decline and stabilized. The facilities of Carlsberg Ukraine are not loaded in…

Ukraine: Infrastructure Ministry and Ryanair holding talks on launch of flights to Kherson

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are holding talks on the possible launch of flights from the city of Kherson to the EU countries, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced. “Together with the Kherson regional administration, we are holding talks with Ryanair so that flights of this airline can be lunched from…

Ukraine: construction industry remains stable

The index of construction products in January-February amounted to 100.7% compared to the same period in 2017. The Ukrainian enterprises have already completed construction works worth UAH 10.5 billion. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze. “Based on the results of the first two months,…

Ukraine: Ryanair to open representative office

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair launches routes from Kyiv and Lviv in October. If its activity is successful, the airline will open a representative office in Ukraine. According to a source close to the negotiation process, Ryanair will launch European routes from Kyiv and Lviv in October. As noted, the new agreement “gives the carrier the…

Ukraine: economy up in 2017

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated that the Ukrainian economy grew by 2.5% in 2017. “Ukraine’s economy grew by 2.5% in 2017. When I became the prime minister, the main task of our government was to stop the decline. We did it and the Ukrainian economy began to grow. I understand that such indicators…

Ukraine: Mriya makes first flight after repair

Ukrainian aircraft An-225 Mriya has made its first flight after repair and modernization. The pilots raised the Mriya to a height of about 12 kilometers, where they tested the plane’s new navigation equipment. “Our designers have implemented another series of improvements in avionics. Such modernization is going on continuously,” Director of Antonov Airlines Mykhailo Kharchenko…

Ukraine: export of eggs up in January-February 2018

Ukraine in January-February exported 15.45 thousand tons of eggs, up 1.9-fold YoY. The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) informs that in monetary terms egg exports totaled $14.97 million compared to $6.99 million in January-February 2017. The main importers of Ukrainian eggs are the United Arab Emirates ($5.85 million), Iraq ($3.07 million) and Qatar ($1.27…

Ukraine: macroeconomic situation remains unstable

The macroeconomic situation in Ukraine remains unstable, vulnerability of the fiscal system in the past years has grown, World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen has said. She said that the vulnerability had increased in the past years, taking into account the fact that government’s expenses grew, as the government increased…