Ukraine International Airlines and Ukrposhta, Ukraine`s national post operator, introduced the joint solution to carry and handle international post and other postal items that are processed via Kiev Boryspil International Airport. The new technological solution allows to further developing transit postal carriage operations via Ukraine.
The project is vital for the partners and the state since it allows developing the country`s transit potential, contributes to leveraging foreign currency inflow, and increases Ukraine`s role as an international economic processes` stakeholder.
The Parties commenced implementing the project in November 2016 when the relevant agreement was concluded. Under the agreement, over 50 tons of postal parcels have been delivered from China via Kiev Boryspil International Airport to five states, namely Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Cyprus, and Israel. In January 2017, transit postal carriage operations from Czech Republic to China were commenced. In February 2017, on its aircraft, UIA will start carrying transit post from Switzerland to the CIS countries.
January 31, 2017, Igor Smilyansky, Ukrposhta General Director, and Yuri Miroshnikov, UIA President, signed a memorandum on enhancing cooperation in the presence of Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, and Evgeny Dykhne, Acting CEO at Kiev Boryspil International Airport.
“The issue of developing the country’s major airport`s transit potential is of paramount importance to Ukraine. Transit operations include passenger, cargo, and post carriage. The latter allows leveraging additional foreign currency revenues, – noted Yuri Miroshnikov, UIA President. – We have been partnering Ukrposhta for over 12 years. A new chapter in our cooperation, the abovementioned project allows UIA to carry over 100 tons of transit post in 2017.”
“Boryspil Airport has strong transit potential that economic entities might leverage. We are glad the national postal operator that is managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is engaged in the project. Partnership with Ukrposhta and our base carrier Ukraine International with regard to developing transit postal operations is very promising as together we offer a competitive joint aviation product that is much in demand on global market,” – summarized Evgeny Dykhne, Acting CEO at Kiev Boryspil International Airport.