Kyiv Zhuliany International Airport served 2.009 million passengers in January-September 2019, which is 7.2% less than in January-September 2018.
According to statistics released by the airport’s press service, the number of passengers served on international flights for the nine months amounted to 1.959 million, on domestic flights some 50,200.
The number of flights in January-September 2019 amounted to 21,264 for arrival/departure, which is 8.3% less than in the same period in 2018, in particular 17,835 international flights and 3,429 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations for the indicated period were Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Rome (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Ankara (Turkey), Berlin (Germany), internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia, and Lviv.
In September 2019, the airport served 153,800 passengers, which is 50% less than in September 2018. The number of passengers served on international flights amounted to 151,400, on domestic flights some 2,400.
At the same time, the number of flights in September amounted to 1,601 for arrival/departure, which is 48.2% less than in the same period in 2018, including 1,344 international and 257 domestic.
DCH Group, a Ukrainian industrial and financial group of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, is ready to invest in the reconstruction of Dnipro International Airport.
According to the press service of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, the project for the reconstruction of the airport was discussed by head of the regional administration Oleksandr Bondarenko and President of DCH Group Oleksandr Yaroslavsky during a meeting in Dnipro.
“A modern international airport is one of the main priorities of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration. The reconstruction of the airport, which has long been morally and physically outdated, will give an impetus to the development of the entire region. These are new opportunities for business, medicine, tourism and the region’s economy as a whole,” Bondarenko said.
According to Yaroslavsky, DCH Group is ready to invest in Dnipro airport under public-private partnership.
He noted that the company already has experience in implementing a similar project in Kharkiv. There, the construction of the runway cost $200 million, the terminal some $107 million.
According to the president of the group, thanks to optimization and modern technologies, in Dnipro such work will be at least $100 million cheaper.
“I’ve repeatedly confirmed that I am ready to use our experience in the construction and development of Kharkiv International Airport in favor of the Dnipro community, the surrounding regions, the whole Ukraine. As soon as full funding for the construction of a runway is actually allocated and fixed in the 2020 national budget, DCH as a private investor will be able to begin work on the construction of the airport complex,” Yaroslavsky said.
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.