State Aviation Service says all airlines assignment to flights could be terminated due to non-operation
The State Aviation Service of Ukraine has informed Ukrainian airlines that their flight assignments could be terminated if the flights are not operated.
State Aviation Service Head Denys Antoniuk told Interfax-Ukraine that the airlines are to explain the non-operation of flights under the assignments previously granted or the assignments will be terminated.
As reported, partner of Ante law firm Andriy Guck, who represents the interests of Lviv-based Atlasjet Ukraine, said that the State Aviation Service sent a letter to Atlasjet Ukraine to inform the company that all its rights to domestic flights except for the Kyiv-Lviv-Kyiv route may be cancelled because the company doesn't operate them. The State Aviation Service might cancel the following routes assigned to Atlasjet Ukraine: from Kyiv to Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Simferopol, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Chernivtsi; and from Lviv to Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Kherson.
Guck said that the airline sent a letter to the aviation service requesting information about whether the regulator monitors the actual route use statistics of such airlines as UIA, Windrose, Kharkiv Airlines, amongst others.
Not using designated flights for 12 months could result in the cancellation of routes, according to an order of the State Aviation Service on the approval of the aviation rules for assigning airlines to flights.