15:58 02.02.2016

Zhytomyr airport plans to extend runway to 2.4 km to service medium haul aircraft

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Zhytomyr airport plans to extend runway to 2.4 km to service medium haul aircraft

The Zhytomyr airport plans to send documents on the opening of the border inspection post in the airport to the Cabinet of Ministers in spring 2016 and then to extend the runway, the airport's director Serhiy Budiak has said.

"We will enlarge the runway to 2,400 meters by 40 meters to service aircraft of Airbus 320 type," he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

Asked when the reconstruction of the runway could be finished, he said that this depends on the submission of documents, their consideration in the State Aviation Service of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers.

He said that the investor in the airport is Oleksiy Yanchuk, the founder of the airport and Yanair airline.

"This company will have a technical servicing base at our airport first. Now we're repairing the terminal and after its completion we will speak about domestic transportation. We'd like that we have a chance to fly, for example, to Odesa and Lviv by spring. The border inspection post will be created synchronously," he said.

As reported, the Zhytomyr regional airport plans to receive the status of the international airport.

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