Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi discussed the prospects for development of Ukrainian airports while presenting the Ministry of Infrastructure’s plans for the next five years at the Kharkiv railway station on November 12.

"We will begin reconstructing the Dnipro, Mukacheve, and Izmail airports next year," Kryklyi said, the CFTS portal reports

The minister added, "Regarding to concession, this applies to the Kherson, Chernivtsi, and Zaporizhia airports. We are studying the situation in Lviv."

In addition, Kryklyi said that the government’s goal is to increase the Ukrainian population’s “air mobility” from 5% to 15%.

As reported, the DCH investment group’s owner Oleksandr Yaroslavskyi recently said that construction of a new terminal at the Dnipro airport would begin in April 2020. "We will build a terminal, and the state will build a runway," he said.

Yaroslavskyi noted that Ukraine’s state budget allocates UAH 1 billion for financing construction of a new airport and that UAH 200 million will be reallocated from the project for construction of an airport near the village of Solone (Dnipropetrovsk region).

In August, the CFTS portal quoted then-deputy minister of infrastructure Yurii Lavreniuk as saying that the design and construction of a new airfield complex in Mukacheve could begin next year.

Izmail began the overhaul of its airport building in July. It is expected to be completed within one year.