Cherkasy Airport, once one of the busiest in the Soviet Union, will reopen next year for charter and scheduled flights,
Prime Minister Shmyhal said after an inspection on Friday. Over the last three years, the runway and the terminal have been repaired. Serving a region of 1.2 million people, Cherkasy suffers from competition with Kyiv Boryspil, a 2-hour drive to the north. SkyUp is studying launching flights next year from Cherkasy to Egypt and Turkey.