Kometa high-speed hydrofoils are expected to be launched on a sea route from Skadovsk (Kherson region) to Odesa this spring. The travel time in one direction is expected to be 3 hours 20 minutes.

The launch of the hydrofoil route was initiated by the Skadovsk district administration. In an interview with the Novy Den publication, the Skadovsk district administration’s deputy head Serhii Pavlenko said that the possibility of implementing this project jointly with the Nibulon company was being considered.

The hydrofoils are expected to operate on the route Skadovsk-Ochakov-Odesa. According to Pavlenko, Nibulon plans to continue investing in development of passenger transportation in the Kherson region, and it sees Skadovsk as the next population center for this.

As the CFTS previously reported, the Nibulon Express-2 passenger hydrofoil performed its first trip on the Southern Bug River in Mykolaiv on 16 November. The passenger hydrofoil traveled from the old river station to the Nibulon terminal.

At the time, Nibulon quoted its General Director Oleksii Vadaturskyi as saying that the company intended to add five more passenger hydrofoils to its fleet by summer 2017 and transport passengers between Kyiv, Kaniv, Cherkasy, and Chyhyryn, as well as between Odesa, Ochakov, Kherson, Iron Port, Kinburn Spit, Voznesensk, Nova Odesa.