|In 2016 UkSATSE provided air navigation services for more than 214 thousand flights |
|In 2016 the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE) provided air navigation services (ANS) for 214,262 flights, which is 8.8% fewer than in 2015. The decrease was the result of reduction of transit traffic caused by the closure of Ukrainian airspace over the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and over the temporarily occupied peninsula of Crimea, and due to imposing reciprocal bans on direct flights between Ukraine and Russia.
UkSATSE ensured provision of ANS services for 81,885 flights of domestic airlines (which is 17.6% higher than within the same period last year) and for 132,377 flights of foreign airlines (which is 19.9% lower than in 2015). Out of them 86,290 flights (-26.6%) are attributed to transit flights, 104,565 (+9.5%) - to international flights (departure/landing) and 23,407 (+7.0%) - to domestic flights.
For the first time within the last three years there was a positive dynamic of the number of takeoffs and landings in the Ukrainian airports – this index amounts to 145,764, which is 9.3% higher than in 2015. The largest number of takeoffs and landings were performed by Ukrainian and foreign airlines at the following Ukrainian airports: Kyiv (Boryspil) 75,280 (+7.4% compared to 2015), Kyiv (Zhuliany) 20,727 (+4.6%), Odesa 12,271 (+3.4%), Lviv 8,931 (+22.4%), Dnipro 7,351 (-17.0%), Kharkiv 6,628 (+61.1%).
Ten major airlines that took advantage of UkSATSE’s ANS in 2016 were the following:
«Ukraine International Airlines» (Ukraine) 49,138 flights (+19.8% compared to 2015);
«Turk Hava Yollari AO» (Turkey) 22,920 flights (+2.1%);
«OAO Aviakompaniya Belavia» (Belarus) 12,799 flights (+21.6%);
«LOT Polish Airlines» (Poland) 9,907 flights (+40.7%);
«Wizz Air Hungary LLC»(Hungary) 5,626 flights (+37.1%);
«Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi AS»(Turkey) 4,288 flights (+0.4%);
«Air Moldova»(Moldova) 4,219 flights (-12.2%);
«Azur Air Ukraine Airlines LLC» (Ukraine) 4,074 flights (+16.8%);
PJSC «Aviation company «Dniproavia» (Ukraine) 3,666 flights (-2.3%) and
«Deutsche Lufthansa AG» (Germany) 3,549 flights (+4.9%).
Background information. Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE), founded in 1992, is the basis of the national air navigation system and Joint Civil-Military Air Traffic Management System of Ukraine (JCMS). The company provides the full range of air navigation services: air traffic service, air traffic flow management, airspace management, provision of communication, navigation and surveillance for air traffic services and flights performance; JCMS operation and development; emergency notification and search and rescue operations; provision of aeronautical and meteorological information to the airspace users.