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#KyivNotKiev: Belgian airports change spelling

Another country joined the #CorrectUA campaign
13:52, 20 April 2019

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The Belgian airports changed the spelling of the Ukrainian capital in accordance with the Ukrainian transliteration - Kyiv instead of Kiev. This was reported by the Embassy of Ukraine in Belgium.

"Good news from the Kingdom of Belgium. Belgian airports have joined the campaign #CorrectUA, and now you can see arrivals from the city of Kyiv, and not Kiev," said in a statement.

The online campaign #CorrectUA started in October 2018. In total, it has already been joined by more than 26 airports in the world.

For example, on April 11, two international airports of Kazakhstan joined the campaign.

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Earlier Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto changed the spelling of the Ukrainian capital according to the national standard – Kyiv, as Radio Liberty reported.

“Right transliteration is being used on the board and on the website of the airport, which is one of the largest in Canada,” the message says.

According to the information, this is the only Canadian airport were direct flight to Ukraine are carried out. In 2018, the airport served around 50 million passengers and became the world’s 30rd busiest airports.

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