The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) plans to boost passenger flow by 55.6% in 2018, to 2.8 million people, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said. “In 2017, the Kyiv airport serviced 1.8 million passengers. In 2018, we plan to service some 2.8 million people who arrive and depart with new facilities,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine. Kostrzhevsky also said that new Ukrainian airline SkyUp, which signed a contract on long term cooperation with the airport, in May starts servicing first flights.
“This is a significant event, similar in importance to which Ukraine has not seen for several years. It is really a big Ukrainian airline with ambitious plans. If these plans come true, a good growth in passenger traffic will be ensured,” he said.
The board chairman of the airport said that SkyUp plans to base several aircraft at the Kyiv airport. Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic. The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.