Kyiv Sikorsky Airport in January 2019 handled 224,600 passengers, which was 44.2% more than in January 2018.
The number of passengers on international flights was 219,800 people and that on domestic flights was 4,800 people, the airport’s press service said. The number of flights handled by the airport in January 2019 was 2,282, both arrivals and departures, which was 21.6% more than the same period in 2018. In particular, there were 1,965 international flights and 317 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in January 2019 were Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Vienna (Austria), Ankara (Turkey), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Berlin (Germany). Odesa, Lviv, and Zaporizhia were popular domestic destinations.
Kyiv Sikorsky 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 a 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.
In 2018, the airport serviced 2.812 million passengers, which was 52% more than in 2017. The number of flights was 30,248, which was 30.1% more than 2017.
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.
Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport totaled 71,800 people in January 2019, which was 20% up year-over-year (59,500 people), the airport’s press service said.
The following flights were popular: Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Kyiv (UIA), Sharm El Sheikh (SkyUp, Windrose, Azur Air Ukraine, UIA, Bravo Airways), Warsaw (LOT), and Vienna (Wizz Air).
As reported, in December 2018, the airport handled 78,600 passengers, which was 30% more than in the same period of 2017.
Kharkiv Airport’s runway is 2,500 meters long and 50 meters wide. There are two passenger terminals at the airport, their capacity is 100 and 650 people per hour.
The airport is managed by DCH through New Systems AM. DCH was established on the basis of assets previously informally dubbed as the UkrSibbank Group, after two partners of this group, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and Ernest Galiev, decided to split them.
Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky plans to boost passenger traffic by 37.7%, or 600,000 people in 2019 compared to 2018, to 2.2 million people, the airport’s general director Tetiana Romanovska said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.
She said the airport was negotiating the launch of new flights with Europe’s largest low-cost airlines, Asian airlines and Ukraine’s largest airline, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA).
In connection with the expected increase in passenger traffic, Lviv Airport is planning to launch the old terminal complex to ensure additional working capacity.
In addition, the existing passenger terminal is to be renovated in 2019, in particular, external engineering networks will be built. The project is estimated at UAH 62.06 million. The reconstruction of the airfield (UAH 157.99 million) and the construction of a new terminal (UAH 67 million) are also planned.
As reported, Lviv International Airport named after Danylo Halytsky in 2018 increased passenger traffic by 48% from 2017, to 1.598 million people.
The airport is located 6 km south of the city center.
The new terminal building, built for Euro 2012, was commissioned on April 12, 2012. The new terminal with a total area of 39,000 square meters has nine gates, 28 check-in counters, two self-service check-in kiosks, 18 passport control points and 12 airport security points.
The main routes handled by the airport are: Warsaw (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey), Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Baku (Azerbaijan), Thessaloniki (Greece), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy), Tel Aviv (Israel), Bologna (Italy), Radom (Poland), Heraklion (Greece), Minsk (Belarus), and Burgas (Bulgaria).
The State Agency for Infrastructure Projects jointly with Infrastructure Ministry has presented a plan on reconstruction of municipal enterprise Vinnytsia International Airport for 2019-2020. Head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects Mykola Bozhko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday that it is planned to spend UAH 2.2 billion on the reconstruction project, including UAH 1.013 billion in 2019 for the first phase of the project.
According to him, the airport modernization project was developed as part of the program to modernize regional airports and the public expertise of the project is now being completed, and the reconstruction of the Vinnytsia International Airport will begin soon. “We plan to launch the first flight by the end of this year,” he said.
The first part of the reconstruction project includes: reconstruction of the runway, partial reconstruction of the apron, lighting, radio and meteorological equipment, cable networks and engineering networks of power supply and communications.
“This will allow us to get a modern, highly optimized international complex. The project is divided into two phases, which will allow, after putting into operation the first phase, to receive a fully operational aerodrome complex, which will be able to accept all types of aircraft of class B, C and, in some cases class D (767-200, 767-300),” Bozhko said.
According to him, this will increase the number of passengers served. He also noted the great potential of the Vinnytsia airport for freight shipments.
According to Bozhko, radio equipment and means of radio navigation will be supplied at the expense of Ukraine’s State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE).
The town of Solone in Dnipropetrovsk region has been determined as the site for the construction of a new airport, Tetiana Rychkova, the MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction, has told Interfax-Ukraine.
The parliamentarian said that the decision was made on January 25 at an expanded meeting at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with the participation of Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Hlib Pryhunov, Deputy Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration Volodymyr Yurchenko, Head of the State Aviation Service Oleksandr Bilchuk, Head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects Mykola Bozhko, Tetiana Rychkova, as well as representatives of UkSATSE and industry experts. According to the people’s deputy, the majority of experts who took part in the discussion supported this decision
“The construction of an airport in Solone will make it possible to create a complex technological facility in accordance with the modern international standards and equip it accordingly. The decision was made taking into account many factors,” Rychkova noted.