Ukraine's new national air carrier should have 20 aircraft by 2026, - consulting company

Source : 112 Ukraine

Aerogestion company assumes that the overall sum of money to be spent on the development of the carrier company will make 922.5 million dollars
22:47, 25 November 2021

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The general network of Ukraine's new national carrier is supposed to make 15,000 per year before 2026. Its fleet is supposed to be expanded to 20 planes. Senior consultant of Aerogestion consulting company Patrice Fassier who developed the concept of the air carrier told that to "Interfax-Ukraine".

"At the moment, the fleet is under consideration. Three types of aircrafts are supposed to be used", he said. According to Fassier, in 2022, the fleet of the company plans already three to ten aircrafts, in 2023 the number will increase to 11. By 2025, it's supposed to be 17, in 2026 - 20. He said that the first year of the air company's work is expected to cost the government 3.5 million dollars. 

"The total amount of funds to be invested by the state in the national aviation company is 922.5 million dollars. As for additional funding and funding in the partnership, we are also looking into it; different mechanisms are being studied", said Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandra Azarkhina.

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Due to the establishment of the national aviation company, Ronald Schultz, the Global Markets Manager of Lufthansa Consulting recommended Ukraine to avoid political influence on business.

"My point of view is the following: do not close yourself off, do not turn into protectionism, be efficient, make good business plans and never lose a chance to use new opportunities for aviators. I think that the new aviation will add to the growth of GDP. But try to have a unique political impact on commercial activity. Business must have the right and freedom to decide", he said.

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