Toronto Airport Switched to ‘Kyiv’ Transliteration
In Oct. 2018, Ukraine launched the online campaign #CorrectUA, which aims to popularize the Latin names of Ukrainian cities into the national standard
Photo from Vienna International Airport Website
The Vienna International Airport 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, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Austria Olexander Scherba wrote.
“Thanks to the Vienna Airport for transitioning to Kyiv’s correct spelling! We should remember that Odesa, Dnipro, Lviv and Kharkiv have been written correctly since 2016. #KyivNotKiev,” he wrote.
In Oct. 2018, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Strategic Communications Center StratCom Ukraine launched the online campaign #CorrectUA, which aims to popularize the Latin names of Ukrainian cities into the national standard, including the capital of Ukraine – #KyivNotKiev, #KharkivNotKharkov, #LvivNotLvov, #OdesaNotOdessa.
The airports of the world are gradually beginning to change the spelling of Ukrainian cities.
Earlier, Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport in Romania officially changed the spelling of Kyiv on its arrival and departure boards.