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Ukraine will create a new state airline. The working name is Ukrainian National Airlines and they will start operating from next year.

The Ukrainian government and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are ready to invest in creating a new state airline. Currently it is going to be named Ukrainian National Airlines, and they should be ready to start flying passengers around from next year, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

“We are ready to invest in the air fleet, load Ukrainian manufacturers and attract world leaders to joint projects in the aircraft industry. We have confirmation of the economic feasibility of this project from our French consultants, which concerns our national air carrier,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

According to Ukraine Business News, the new carrier will start flights from two domestic and 14 international destinations.  The plan is to extend that to 8 domestic destinations and 7000 yearly flights by 2026.

Ukraine also has plans to invest heavily in aircraft manufacturing for the next ten years, including tax exception for high-tech aircraft manufacturing companies lasting until January 1, 2025, Ukraine Business News previously reported.

I addition to that, the airports of Poltava, Zhytomyr and Chernivtsi will be upgraded. It is a part of the Big Construction Project. A tender is on the way, and the government hopes to start construction in 2022.