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Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine  sues Ministry of Infrastructure for benefits for Boryspil airport

State fees for the airport are set twice less than for all other Ukrainian airports
19:28, 4 November 2019

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The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has opened a case against the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding the privileged position of Boryspil Airport in comparison with other airports in the country.  This is stated on the website of the AMCU.

Public resonance has caused the Ministry's order which sets rates for air navigation services in Ukraine's airspace.

In order for the airline to land at a particular airport in Ukraine, it must pay a fee for servicing the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (the organization responsible for flights over Ukraine), and the rates are established and approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

These fees were the same for all airlines and airports. The Ministry decided to amend its order by setting, inter alia, a single rate of charge for air services at the approach and in the airport area of ​​210 euros for Boryspil International Airport and – 411 euros for all other airports in the country.

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The Committee has repeatedly warned the Ministry of Infrastructure that setting such rates is indicative of giving Boryspil airport privileges or advantages that put it at a privileged position over other airports, which leads to an anti-monopoly violation.

The Airports of Ukraine Association, which has 20 airports in Ukraine, and complained that the Ministry of Infrastructure by its order creates a privileged position for the Boryspil Фшкзщке in comparison with other airports, approached the Committee.

Despite the Committee's reservations, the Ministry of Infrastructure approved the order and put it into effect. The Committee has commenced proceedings against the Ministry of Infrastructure's anti-competitive activities.

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