The Ministry of Infrastructure agreed to cancel the decision on granting the Boryspil Airport with privileges in the form of a reduced tariff for air navigation services. According to Economichna Pravda (literally – Economic Truth), this was stated by Vladyslav Kryklii.
In order to comply with the principle of economic competition as well as with the recommendations of the Antimonopoly Committee, the Ministry of Infrastructure is preparing appropriate amendments to Order No. 415 dated June 4, 2019, to remove the disparate conditions, established thereby.
“We are working to balance the interests of the state and of the airspace users, applying the ICAO and Eurocontrol principles,” the minister said.
“UkrSATSE received an instruction from the Ministry of Infrastructure to optimize the company’s costs for 2020 and to make appropriate changes to the company’s financial plan in order to maximize the interests of airspace users,” added Andrii Yarmak, Head of UkrSATSE.
The Ministry’s order of 4 June 2019 (cancelled) set a single rate of payment for air navigation services at the approach and in the airport area at €210 for the Boryspil International Airport and at €411 for all the other airports in the country.
Boryspil is a hub and aircraft base for the UIA company owned by Ihor Kolomoisky and Aron Mayberg. Therefore, a significant number of UIA fleet flights pass through Boryspil, and the cancelled order allowed them to save significantly.