Kyiv-based Boryspil International Airport, the country’s largest airport, in January 2019 boosted passenger traffic by 14%, to 897,200 people compared with January 2017, the airport’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine. In January 2019, some 766,300 passengers handled by Boryspil Airport flew by regular flights (an increase by 21%) and 130,900 passengers travelled by charter flights (a decline by 17%).
In January 2019, the share of transfer passengers grew by 12% of the airport’s total passenger traffic, to 235,820 people.
As reported, the airport in 2018 handled 12.6 million passengers, or 19% up on 2017. In 2019, its passenger traffic is expected to grow by 14%. According to the airport’s management, the projected decrease in passenger traffic growth rates is associated with an increase in the absolute number of passengers.
Boryspil International Airport is the main airport of Ukraine, occupying a total area of about 1,000 ha. The airport has two runways: one with a length of 4,000 meters and a width of 60 meters, and the second with a length of 3,500 meters and a width of 63 meters. Four passenger terminals, postal and cargo handling complexes are located on the territory of the airport.
It services Ryanair flights to and from Ukraine along with Lviv’s Danylo Halytsky Airport.