Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar corrected the English spelling of Ukraine’s capital. From now on, the workers of the airport write the city name “Kyiv” not “Kiev” as the Embassy of Ukraine to Qatar reported on Facebook.
“Hottest news! Thank to work held by the Embassy within #CorrectUA, Hamad International Airport in Qatar corrected the spelling our capital on its official website. Now we have Kyiv!,” the embassy reported.
Earlier the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has switched to writing Kyiv but not Kiev, as it had been earlier
As we reported, the U.S. Council of Geographic Names Authorities made a decision to replace the spelling of the Ukrainian capital from “Kiev” to “Kyiv” in the international base.
In October 2018, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine launched the online campaign dubbed #CorrectUA, which urges the foreign media and airports to change the spelling of the capital of Ukraine from Kiev to Kyiv (#KyivNotKiev).
The list of international airports that changed the spelling includes Budapest, Tallinn, London, Gdansk, Batumi, Tbilisi, Bucharest, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and Warsaw.
The Ukrainian authorities also suggest that international media use purely Ukrainian spelling for such cities as Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, and others, as well as "Ukraine instead of the widespread mistake, "the Ukraine."