The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) in January-April 2019 increased passenger flow by 17.2% from a year ago, to 3.81 million, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine.
At the same time, the passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 3.493 million people (growth by 18.3%), on domestic – 316,800 (growth by 6.5%).
In general, in January-April, the airport serviced 30,559 flights (an increase of 10.1%), including 26,480 international and 4,079 domestic.
For the first four months of 2019, on regular flights, the Boryspil airport serviced 3.142 million people (a rise of 22% over the same period in 2018), on irregular flights – 667,790 people (at the level of the same period last year).
The number of transfer passengers since the beginning of 2019 amounted to 964,760, which is 6.2% higher than the figure for the same period of 2018. The share of transfer passengers in the total passenger traffic was 25.3% (a decrease of 2.7 percentage points).
In April of this year, the passenger traffic of Boryspil amounted to 1.155 million people, which is 22.4% more than in April last year.
Passenger flow on international flights in April was 1.07 million passengers (an increase of 24.7%), on domestic flights – 84,800 (a decrease of 0.6%).
In general, in April, the airport served 8,661 flights (an increase of 14.7%), including 7,592 international and 1,069 domestic.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine considers the opening of Uzhgorod airport to be only a temporary solution to the problem of air links with Zakarpattia, Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“The opening of the airport in Uzhgorod is a temporary solution. For us the construction of a new airport, either in Mukachevo (most likely) or in another city, will be the key one. But this requires money,” he said, adding that the construction of a new airport in Zakarpattia will cost UAH 2-3 billion.
“We always emphasize that Zakarpattia cannot be the territory cut off from Ukraine. It must have a full-fledged road, rail and air communication. As a state, we have achieved this and opened the airport [in Uzhgorod]. Now the question is it should work qualitatively,” Omelyan said.
According to him, for the normal work of the airport a lot of work should be done at the regional level.
“They should interest airlines, offer passengers a product so that the planes are not empty, and then plan convenient flights,” the infrastructure minister said.
Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-March 2019 served 638,100 passengers, which is 44.3% more than in the same period of 2018.
According to statistics released by the airport’s press service, the number of passengers served on international flights in the first quarter was 622,300, and on domestic flights some 15,800.
At the same time, the number of flights amounted to 6,669 on arrival/departure, which is 21.3% more than in the same period in 2018, including 5,624 international flights, and 1,045 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations at the airport in January-March 2019 were Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia, and Lviv.
The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv region) increased passenger flow by 15.2%, to 2.65 million people, in January-March 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
Some 2.42 million passengers used international flights (growth by 15.7%) and 232,100 passengers used domestic flights (growth by 9.3%).
The airport serviced 21,898 flights during the period under review (growth by 8.3%), including 18,888 international and 3,010 domestic flights.
During the first three months of 2019 the airport received and sent 2.24 million passengers on regular flights (22% more compared with Q1, 2018) and 415,900 passengers on unscheduled flights (11% less compared with Q1, 2018).
The airport serviced 670,840 transfer passengers in January-March 2019, which is 5.8% more than during the same period in 2018. Transit passengers accounted for 25.3% of the total passenger flow.
In March 2019, the Boryspil airport serviced 964,240 passengers, which is 15.6% more than during the first three months of 2018.
In March, 881,500 passengers used international flights (growth by 15.9%) and 82,700 passengers used domestic flights (growth by 12.2%).
In March, the airport serviced 7,648 flights (growth by 8.1%), including 6,582 international and 1,066 domestic flights.
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 Kharkiv International Airport serviced 83,400 passengers in March 2019, which is 42% more than during the same period in 2018, according to the company’s press service.
The most popular destinations were Sharm el Sheikh, Istanbul, Kyiv, Wien, Warsaw, Dortmund, Wroclaw, Katowice, Gdansk, and Minsk.
As reported, passenger traffic at the Kharkiv International Airport in February 2019 was 65,900 people, which is 23% more than in the same period of 2018.
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. There are two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour in its territory.
The Zaporizhia International Airport serviced 96,624 passengers in January-March 2019, which is 17% more than during the same period in 2018, according to a posting on the company’s website.
The number of passengers on international flights increased by 19.2%, to 69,790 people, and the number of passengers on domestic flights rose by 11.1%, to 26,860 people.
The total number of passengers using services of the Zaporizhia Airport grew by more than 17.4%, to 35,800 people, in March.
The number of passengers on international flights increased by more than 17%, to 25,330 people, and the number of passengers on domestic flights grew by 18.4%, to 10,480 people, in March.
As reported, the Zaporizhia Airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which is 15% more than in 2017.
The Zaporizhia International Airport was opened in 1945. It provides for take-off/landing on two runways (artificial and unpaved).