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Antonov could entice low-cost carriers to Gostomel

25 July 2017
Gostomel Airport in Kiev, home of the Antonov An-225 (pictured), could be opened up to low-cost airlines. Source: Antonov

Ukraine-based Antonov has formed a working group – with government backing- to explore the possibility of attracting low-cost passenger airlines to its airfield at Gostomel in northwest Kiev.

As an ICAO Category 1-rated airport, Gostomel already serves cargo flights operated by Antonov Airlines, and it is the home base for the sole An-225 strategic airlifter.

“The development of its infrastructure in the direction of providing passenger services will be useful not only for the airport but also for the region as a whole,” Antonov stated on 19 July. “One of the important factors will be the creation of new jobs.”

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