Toronto Airport Switched to ‘Kyiv’ Transliteration
In October 2018, Ukraine launched the online campaign #CorrectUA, which aims to popularize the Latin names of Ukrainian cities
The Lester Pearson Airport in Toronto has changed the transliteration of the Ukrainian capital by Latin in accordance with the national standard – Kyiv (versus Kiev), the new spelling is already used on all arrival and departure boards, Ukrinform reports.
Toronto’s Lester Pearson Airport is Canada’s largest airport. In 2018, it served nearly 50 million passengers. It’s also the only Canadian airport which has a direct flight to Ukraine.
In October 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine together with the Strategic Communications Center StratCom Ukraine launched the online campaign #CorrectUA, which aims to popularize the Latin names of cities, including the capital of Ukraine – #KyivNotKiev, #KharkivNotKharkov, #LvivNotLvov, #OdesaNotOdessa.
The airports of the world are gradually beginning to correct the spelling of Ukrainian cities.
Earlier, Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport in Romania officially changed the spelling of Kyiv on its arrival and departure boards.