Ukraine: Lviv International Airport passenger flow up in January-April 2019

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport saw an increase in passenger flow by 51.9% in January-April compared with the relevant period last year, according to a report posted on the airport’s official Facebook page. “In January-April, passenger traffic grew to 524.6 thousand passengers, or by 51.9% YoY (345.4 thousand passengers),” reads the report. The number of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Azerbaijan: food imports up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Azerbaijan increased the imports of food products by 15.4% YoY, to $389.942 million, reported the State Customs Committee. In particular, wheat formed the major share in the structure of food imports – 405.8 thousand tons (up by 28.4%) valued at $91.13 million, while vegetable and animal oils – 33.1 thousand tons (-25%) at…

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Ukraine: gross national income up in 2018

The gross national income of Ukraine in 2018 increased by 19.3% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported. According to updated data of the State Statistics Service, Ukraine’s gross national income last year amounted to UAH 3.64 trillion. According to the State Statistics Service, the gross national income in 2017 amounted to UAH…

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Latvia: Riga’s public transport company fined EUR 2.4 million in nano-water criminal case

Latvia’s Competition Council has applied a fine of EUR 2.4 million to Riga’s public transport company Rigas satiksme for participating in a prohibited agreement in the so-called nano-water case, as reported by the council on April 24. The Competition Council uncovered a prohibited agreement in two of Rigas satiksme’s price surveys on procurement of nano-technological…

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