The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the State Air Traffic Service Company of Ukraine (Ukraerorukh) to manage air traffic at Uzhhorod airport, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said.
"The EASA has certified Aerorukh. Uzhhorod airport will resume full-scale operation! For the first time in the history of international partnership, the EU is opening its sky to a non-member of the EU, in particular the air space of Slovakia," he said on Facebook.
Planes taking off from or landing at Uzhorod airport have to enter the Slovak air space because the city is located right on the border.
The Infrastructure Ministry is also planning to build an airport in Mukacheve.