Kiev airport threatens to halt AeroSvit servicing

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Kiev's main airport, Borispol, is threatening to stop serving Ukrainian carrier AeroSvit's flights within days if the troubled airline fails to honour payment promises.

Bankruptcy proceedings have already been started against AeroSvit following a hearing on the airline's financial position at a Kiev commercial court at the end of December.

Kiev Borispol airport's operator says it has received a pre-payment message from the carrier as well as a letter of guarantee for payment over the next few days.

But it warns that, in the event that the carrier delays payments or fails to meet its obligation, the airport will withhold services from AeroSvit flights from noon on 9 January.

Borispol's operator is cautioning passengers to consider the possibility of flights being suspended while planning trips.

AeroSvit operates a fleet of Boeing 767 and 737 aircraft.