The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure is considering the possibility of transferring long-term management of the Boryspil and Lvov airports to international operators. Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskyi announced this during the VoxUkraine journal’s economic symposium " Ukraine: Escape from Post-Soviet Legacy?" the RBK Ukraine publication reports.

"This is not about privatization of the Boryspil and Lvov airports but about long-term contracts with international professional operators. This is the direction in which we can still think," said Pyvovarskyi.

As reported, former prime minister Mykola Azarov’s Cabinet of Ministers had the idea of granting concession on operation of the Boryspil airport. It planned to do this before the end of summer 2013, but this plan was abandoned after the change of power in Ukraine in 2014.

As the CFTS portal previously wrote, rumors in the aviation industry in September 2014 indicated that the Turkish-based Tepe Akfen Ventures (TAV) might become the concessionaire.