The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) in January-August 2019 saw a 21.7% rise in passenger flow year-over-year, to 9.974 million people, the airport’s press service has told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the airport, 9.240 million passengers use international flights and 734,000 passengers used domestic flights.
In January-August 2019, 72,978 people were serviced for arrivals and departures that is 14.9% more over the same period in 2018, of which 64,049 travelled on international flights (16.8% rise) and 8,929 on domestic ones (2.9% rise).
In August 2019, the passenger flow of the airport amounted to 1.648 million people, which is 24.2% more than a year ago. The number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 1.542 million people (25.8% rise) and 105,000 on domestic flights (5.1% rise).
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.
The Dnipro international airport (Dnipro) in January-August 2019 saw an 11.7% rise in passenger traffic year-over-year, to 223,800 people.
According to the airport website, in August 2019, passenger traffic amounted to 35,900 people, which is 12.9% more than the August figure of last year.
As reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a working trip to Dnipropetrovsk region on July 12 promised that the issue of reconstruction of the airport will be resolved in Dnipro. “We will do and help you. There will be funds, because we understand what an airport means for a city with population of one million people,” the head of state said.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in June 2019 allocated UAH 200 million for the reconstruction of the runway of the Dnipro International Airport.
The Dnipro International Airport (formerly Dnipropetrovsk) has been operating since 1943. It became an independent enterprise only in 2011. It is located 5 km southeast of Dnipro city.
The transfer of flights from Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) to Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv region from September 2 to September 12, 2019 won’t affect regularity of other flights from Boryspil. First Deputy Director General of Boryspil airport Yevhen Dykhne wrote on his page in Facebook.
According to him, the flights of ten air companies, which regularly fly from Kyiv airport, will be shared between the terminals D and F of Boryspil airport.
In particular, passengers of Alitalia, Pegasus Airlines, Motor Sich, Belavia и LOT will depart from terminal D.
Passengers of Wizz Air, Ernest Airlines, Buta Airways, Jonika Airlines, Vueling Airlines will depart from terminal F.
As earlier reported, Kyiv airport will halt its work for reception and departure of flights from September 2 to September 12 because of maintenance of a landing strip.
Odesa International Airport served almost 900,900 passengers in January-July 2019, which is 12.3% more than in the same period in 2018.
According to statistics posted on the airport’s Facebook page, over 169,000 people (16% more) were served on domestic flights for the indicated period, and more than 731,800 passengers (up by 10.9%) on international flights.
On August 16 Odesa airport served the millionth passenger in 2019.
“This year we’ve managed to reach the millionth mark already in August – this is a record high for Odesa airport,” airport director for marketing and commerce Viacheslav Chehlatonev said.
Odesa International Airport LLC is a joint venture created in November 2011 by Odesa City Council and Odesa Airport Development, a private investor that finances the construction of a new airport terminal and infrastructure worth $45 million.
The Dnipro International Airport increased its passenger flow by 11.5%, to 187,800 people, in January-July 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website. The airport serviced 38,400 passengers in July that is 24% more a year ago.
As reported, in June 2019 Cabinet of Ministers allocated UAH 200 million for the reconstruction of a new runway at the airport in Dnipro.
Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine supported the allocation of UAH 1 billion from the 2019 national budget for the construction of a new runway at the Dnipro International Airport within the framework of a public-private partnership project under which a private investor would build a new terminal and put it into service in 2020.
Ukrainian businessman, owner of the DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, who had earlier invested in the renovation of the Kharkiv International Airport, has announced his plans to modernize the international airport in Dnipro.
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to influence the situation with the airport in Dnipro.
The Dnipro International Airport was founded in 1943. It became an independent enterprise in 2011. The airport is situated 5 kilometers southeast of the Dnipro.