Monday, July 15, 2013

Kyiv Zhuliany airport reopens

UPDATE:  Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport has reopened after an incident involving a Russian UTair Boeing-737-500, the airport has reported on Facebook. 

A UTair Boeing 737-500 arriving from Moscow (Vnukovo Airport) overshot the runway on landing at Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport at 1215 on Monday.

"None of the 77 passengers and crewmembers was injured as a result of the incident. All of the passengers were taken to the airport. The airport is closed until the circumstances are clarified," Zhuliany Airport said in a statement.

The airport's press service told Interfax-Ukraine that it might reopen at around 1415. Otherwise three flights will be delayed.

UTair is among Russia's biggest air-carriers. It flew 9.3 million passengers last year.  Surgutneftegas owns 60.67% of its stock. UTair's fleet currently includes upwards of 250 fixed-wing aircraft and more than 350 helicopters of various types and classes.

Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport is one of the five largest Ukrainian airports in terms of passenger traffic.

In January-June 2013 it increased passenger flows by 2.7 times year-over-year, to 816,757 passengers. 

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