The Zakarpattia regional council’s head Volodymyr Chubirko has announced that a decision to increase the Uzhhorod airport’s statutory capital by UAH 26 million has been adopted at a session of the regional council, the CFTS portal reports.

"Funding for the Uzhhorod airport has been significantly increased. The statutory capital has been increased by UAH 26 million in order to perform the necessary procedures, obtain permits, erect the necessary buildings, and finally start making money instead of counting losses," he said.

Chubirko emphasized that the Uzhhorod airport is now an important airport for Ukraine. "The former minus – a runway that begins abroad – has become a plus. We must use it," he added.