|12th January 2021|
|UkSATSE serviced over 142 thousand flights in 2020|
|UkSATSE provided air navigation services to 142,047 flights in 2020, which is 57.6% less than for 12 months in 2019.
21,102 domestic flights (31.5% less than in 2019), 68,870 (-57.7%) international flights and 52,075 (-63.2%) transit flights have been performed in 2020 in the airspace under the Ukraine’s responsibilities.
Last year, Ukrainian and international airlines carried out 49,733 (-54.7% compared to 2019) and 92,314 (-59.1%) flights correspondingly.
The dynamics of flight number in the airspace of Ukraine during the year 2020 is as follows: 21,503 flights in January (+6,8 % compared to 2019), 19,982 flights in February (+10,4 %), 13,323 flights in March (-37,5 %), 2,370 flights in April (-90,2 %), 3,237 flights in May (-89,2 %), 4,584 flights in June (-87,1 %), 12,195 flights in July (-68,3 %), 16,690 flights in August (-56,3 %), 14,959 flights in September (-56,6 %), 13,041 flights in October (-56,4 %), 9,910 flights in November (-56,7 %) and 10,253 flights in December (-53,8 %).
The year 2020 appeared to be an unprecedented challenge for the aviation industry of Ukraine and the entire world due to the influence of the COVID-19 outbreak and it will take a long time to overcome the consequences of this crisis. At the same time, UkSATSE's achievements at the national and international level became a solid foundation for further development.
Andrii Yarmak, UkSATSE Head: “In 2020, the process of technical integration of Ukraine to Common Route Charges System, lasted for 16 years, was approved by Eurocontrol. Among our main achievements are getting a new EASA certificate, which confirmed full compliance with updated EU certification requirements, and recognition by international agencies for aviation safety such as FAA and EASA of flight safety in the international airspace over the Black Sea, which gives us new opportunities to promote the transit potential of the airspace of Ukraine.”