New Name for Boryspil Airport to Be Chosen by Online Voting
Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan announced that open online voting for the new name for Boryspil International Airport will start in a week.
He wrote on his Facebook that hearings on this issue that involved Verkhovna Rada deputies, the director of Boryspil airport, representatives of state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov, Boryspil city council, the Airports of Ukraine Association, and Kyiv City State Administration have just ended.
During the hearings it was decided that the airport could be named after Ukrainian-American aviation engineer Igor Sikorsky, abstract painter of Ukrainian and Polish descent Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian aircraft designer Oleg Antonov, or the author of the national anthem of Ukraine Pavlo Chubynsky.
The minister said that the change of name was possible only after broad public discussion, and that Ukrainians needed to ‘think big’ when considering their preferences.
Source: Ukrayinska Pravda