Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv region) in March 2021 served 534,353 passengers, which is 10% more compared to March last year (486,490 passengers).
As noted in the airport’s statement on Wednesday, in March, the airport served 259,278 passengers on regular flights and 275,075 passengers on non-scheduled flights.
“For objectivity, a longer period should be considered: in the first quarter of 2021, Boryspil airport served 1.206 million passengers [of which 633,000 passengers used regular flights, and 573,000 used non-scheduled flights], and this is 50.5% less than the same period last year [in the first quarter of 2020, some 2.437 million passengers were served],” the airport said.
Passenger traffic on domestic flights in March increased by 18.6% (some 40,100 passengers) compared to March 2020.
International passenger traffic is also showing growth, the number of passengers increased by 9.2% (some 494,300 passengers).
The top five destinations of Boryspil airport in March 2021 were: Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Istanbul, Dubai and Minsk.
“It is worth noting that a year has passed since the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic rocked the aviation industry. The most difficult period for Boryspil airport was the period from March to May 2020 – regular flights were suspended, and the airport served only special flights. Passenger traffic was extremely insignificant and this explains the increase in passenger traffic in March this year,” the airport said.