The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) serviced 223,200 passengers in May 2018, which is 2.46 times more than in May 2017, the airport has reported. The number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 223,200 and on domestic flights – 7,600.
The number of flights in May 2018 totaled 2,920 (arrivals and departures), which is 138% more than a year ago, including 2,494 international flights and 426 domestic flights. The most popular international destinations in May 2018 were Antalya (Turkey), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Dubai (the UAE), Rome (Italy) and Budapest (Hungary), and internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
In January-May 2018, the airport serviced 856,800 passengers, which is 68.9% more than in January-May 2017. The number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 824,000 and on domestic flights – 32,800.
The number of flights in January-May 2018 totaled 10,522 (arrivals and departures), which is 41.2% more than a year ago, including 8,759 international flights and 1,763 domestic flights.
During the UEFA Champions League finals which Kyiv hosted from May 25 through May 27, the airport serviced 421 flights of business aviation, 148 regular flights and 56 charter flights. A total of 29,000 passengers were serviced in three days.
On May 26, 2018, the airport serviced almost 11,000 passengers first in the whole history of the airport.
The Sikorsky 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.
The Boryspil airport has serviced a record number of passengers during the final of the UEFA Champions League in Kyiv – almost 53,000 people. “On that day we serviced 52,599 passengers, which is the absolute record in the history of the Boryspil airport. For comparison, we had 38,000 passengers during the Euro-2012 final. Last year we once hit the mark of 40,000 passengers,” Director General of the airport Pavlo Riabikin said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.
He said that on May 26, the airport serviced 31 charter flights with 6,393 fans of Real and fans of Liverpool used 40 flights (8,822 passengers). There were three flights with official delegations of the King of Spain, the prime minister of Gabon and the president of the Czech Republic, and 72 flights were additionally serviced. Riabikin said that the airport additionally earned UAH 31.5 million of net profit on that day.
Boryspil Airport (Kyiv region) on May 25-26 accepted and dispatched all 77 additional charter flights (100% of the plan) and 73 business flights, which is 21.6% more than the estimated number of flights agreed for transportation of fans to the holding of the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv on May 26.
“Some 77 charter flights and 73 business flights were accepted on May 25-26. This number does not include regular flights, only those with fans,” airport spokeswoman Tetiana Yarosh said.
She also said that initially it was planned to accept only 60 business jets.
According to the expert, all these planes departed from Kyiv at 07:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, without incidents.
As reported, Boryspil airport planned to accept and dispatch 77 additional charter flights on May 25-27 in connection with the holding of the Champions League final match in Kyiv.
At the same time, Kyiv airport almost quintupled the number of accepted business jets in connection with the Champions League final match.
Boryspil International Airport expects to receive an additional UAH 15-20 million of revenue from aviation activities due to servicing additional flights on the day of the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv on May 26, the airport deputy director for commercial activities and strategic development, Heorhiy Zubko, has said at a press conference.
“The assets Boryspil airport intends to receive within the framework of this event are those that are directly related to aviation activity. We expect to receive at least UAH 15-20 million from that number of passengers who will come to us,” he predicts.
Zubko noted that in addition to income from aviation activities, the airport also expects to receive additional income from passenger service enterprises: cafes, duty free shops, etc., located in the airport’s territory.
As reported, Boryspil airport is expected to accept 77 flights with fans in Terminals B and D on the day of the UEFA Champions League final.
At the same time, Kyiv expects 100,000 guests for the UEFA Champions League final, but most fans will leave after the Champions League finals are finished and they will not need accommodation in the hotels of the capital.
The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) plans to launch Terminal F by the start of the summer navigation of 2019, First Deputy Director General of the airport Yevhen Dykhne said at a press conference on Wednesday.
He does not link the opening of this terminal with the start of the largest European low cost airline Ryanair in the airport.
“The Boryspil airport exhausted its potential in the peak loading, and Terminal F will be opened by summer navigation of 2019,” he said.
Earlier the airport head, Pavlo Riabikin, said that if Ryanair flies at least 15 flights a day, mothballed Terminal F would be opened.
“We are preparing for this and, first of all, this is linked to our calculations regarding the increase in passenger traffic. The second important factor is that at peak hours we reached the largest throughput in Terminal D and can no longer provide services to airlines that order slots for peak time. We already refuse airlines in provision of slots, which means that the capacity of Terminal D is not enough,” Dykhne said.
He also said that those airlines that fly at peak times, but do not participate in the transfer program of the airport and do not provide transit passengers, will be transferred to Terminal F.
“We will try to focus Terminal D on our hub operation model. As for those airlines that do not participate in the transit, we will offer them a transfer to Terminal F,” Dykhne said.
He also recalled that it was agreed that after the opening of Terminal F, Ryanair flights will be transferred to this terminal.
Boryspil International Airport is the main airport of Ukraine. 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 complexes are located on the territory of the airport.
The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) seeks to invest UAH 500 million to expand Terminal A in 2018-2019, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said.
“This year capital investment in the amount of some UAH 500 million will be sent to expand Terminal A. We plan to commission the terminal before May 2019,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Kostrzhevsky also recalled that in 2017, Master-Avia managing company built a new apron with an area of 25,000 square meters in the airport.
He said that Master-Avia conducted the thorough analysis and designed a project on reconstruction of the runway of the airport, enlarging it by 600 meters. The runway would be able to service aircraft of Airbus А321 and Boeing 737-900 type.
“We need to settle the legal and technical issues: to finish the allocation of a land parcel for the airport and the extension of the runway in the conditions of the rough terrain. This is difficult to do, but the project includes these works and it is likely that it would be done. The approximate cost of this reconstruction is EUR 84 million. The airport asked the Kyiv City Administration to provide the required sum or start the process of attracting an investor,” Kostrzhevsky said.
He also said that be believes it logical to reconstruct the runway of the airport using budget funds.
“The state or the city is interested in the airport being developed and operating. If the decision on the public private partnership is made, it would depend on the proposal of officials if Master-Avia participates in it or not,” he said.
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.