Deputies examined the situation at the ME "Uzhgorod International Airport"

27 April 2015 17:03  8597519 098524
Deputies examined the situation at the ME "Uzhgorod International Airport"

On Monday, April 27, there was a meeting of the standing committee on business development, production infrastructure, banking and investment (the committee chairman is Bogdan Kyniv). Among other issues, they addressed the financial state and prospects of the regional municipal enterprise "Uzhgorod International Airport". The first deputy chairman of the Regional Council Mykhailo Popovich also took part in the meeting.

 Volodymyr Horynetsky, the director of the airport said that the enterprise employs 75 workers. Last year, the airport earned UAH 3.5 million, and spent more than 4 million. The number of flights in 2014 decreased by 90, passenger traffic decreased by 1.5 thousand. As of the end of March, wage arrears at the enterprise amounted to more than UAH 252,000. In the past two years, the airport has received UAH 1.3 million from the regional budget.

Currently, the airport is unable to provide maintenance and infrastructure development by itself. This year, no funds from the regional budget will be allocated for the development of the enterprise.   

 Bogdan Kyniv said that he did not understand the company's management approach to the development. "Why does airport lease some property for one hryvnia? You must pay more attention to the development of the company, develop new projects, develop a business plan, attract new airlines," - the committee chairman said.       

 Mykhailo Popovich said that the whole country is now in a difficult financial situation. "Municipal enterprises should make profit, not just spend budget funds. You need to effectively use the property of the company, to seek new opportunities for development," - the representative of the Regional Council said.

 On the proposal of the Committee Chairman Bogdan Kyniv, the airport management was given one month to develop energy efficiency measures and a business plan. The committee will analyze the propositions and take a decision on the support for the airport.

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