Zhytomyr airport to resume operation after 4-year break – city mayor
The State Aviation Service of Ukraine has issued a certificate to Smokovka airfield in Zhytomyr which gives the airport permission to accommodate airplanes after a four-year break.
"On December 30, it (Smokovka airport) has received an airport certificate, the same as that of Boryspil and Zhuliany," Zhytomyr Mayor Serhiy Suhomlyn wrote on his Facebook page.
The mayor noted that the groundwork will be completed, and then after the holidays an aviation security certificate will be issued, after which the first aircraft, which is operated by Yanair airline, will lend at the airfield.
"Maintenance for the company's fleet will be provided there. Amid this year's difficult budget conditions, I want to note that the Yanair company is registered in Zhytomyr, and, hence, the tax will come to the city's budget, and most importantly, hundreds of Zhytomyr residents will get jobs," Sukhomlyn wrote.
On November 24, 2011, the State Aviation Service excluded the Smokovka airfield, which had been operating since 1939, from the registry of civil aerodromes of Ukraine. The airport houses a small platform, office buildings, airport terminal and a 1,500-meter-long runway.