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#KyivNotKiev: Bucharest airport introduce changes

The new spelling is used from March 21
10:15, 21 March 2019

Bucharest International Airport
Oleksandr Bankov Facebook

Bucharest International Airport replaced the name of Ukraine’s capital from Kiev to Kyiv, as Ukraine’s Ambassador to Romania Oleksandr Bankov reported on Facebook.

“Today, Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport started using a correct spelling of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. I am grateful for cooperation and support!” he stated.

Earlier, same transformations were applied at the airports of Budapest, Tallinn, and Vilnius and at the London Luton International Airport.   

Related: Kiev vs. Kyiv: Ukraine International Airlines give explanation

The press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine reported on the transition to the use of Kyiv in the work electronic correspondence.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister launched a media campaign #CorrectUA to urge the world to use “Kyiv” instead of “Kiev.”  Ukrainian authorities also suggest that international media use Ukrainian spelling for such cities as Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, and others, as well as 'Ukraine instead of the widespread mistake, 'the Ukraine.' 

Related: Ukraine’s MFA to pay Stratcom firm $3,000 for KyivNotKiev campaign

As we reported before, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) company uses “Kiev” instead of “Kyiv” as this is an official transliteration of the International Air Transport Association.

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