The Boryspil international airport’s General Director Oleksii Kochanov is forecasting that about five companies will deliver in-flight meals to aircraft at the airport in 2014. He announced this to journalists on Wednesday, the CFTS correspondent reports.

"We are interested in developing competition... In addition to the existing companies, two applications to provide catering services have been received from Ukrainian companies and one application has been received from the leading operator at the Moscow aviation hub. Our plans for the near future include increasing the number of operators. We are hoping to expand the market of catering services to five companies in the current year,” said Kochanov.

According to him, the Boryspil airport and the AIRO Catering company are working jointly to restore the company’s access to the airport’s infrastructure through conclusion of the relevant agreement with the State Property Fund.

"Jointly with us, the company has developed a plan for participation in the competition. Together with the company, we have managed to find a mechanism that will enable it to continue operating until completion of all tender procedures,” said Kochanov.

The head of the airport expects the competition procedures to be completed in March, after which it will be possible to sign a general agreement with AIRO Catering.

As reported, the Boryspil airport restricted AIRO Catering Services Ukraine’s access to its infrastructure on February 1 because of expiration of the company’s contract and the need to re-conclude the contract through the State Property Fund.