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BORYSPIL AIRPORT CUTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in 2020 reduced passenger traffic by 66.2% compared to 2019, to 5.158 million people.
The press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine that 4.69 million people on international flights were serviced (a decrease by 66.9% compared with the last year), and 468,100 on domestic flights (57.3% less).
The number of arrival/departure flights serviced by the airport in 2020 amounted to 46,850 (57.7% down), including 38,376 international flights (60.6% down), and 8,470 domestic one (36% down).
The number of cargo handled by the airport in 2020 fell by 10%, to 37,790 tonnes, while in December 2020 the airport handled 4,273 tonnes of cargo.
In December 2020, Boryspil’s passenger traffic decreased by 69.3% compared to December 2019 and amounted to 323,700 passengers. At the same time, 286,500 people were serviced on international flights (70.6% less), 37,200 on domestic one (53.8% less).
The number of arrival and departure flights in December 2020 amounted to 3,575 (54.2% down), including 2,728 international flights (60.3% down) and 847 domestic flights (9.4% down).

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES LAUNCHES CORPORATE AIR TOURS OVER KIEV

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) is launching corporate air excursions over Kyiv lasting one hour.
According to the airline’s website, departure and arrival will be carried out from Boryspil International Airport on board an Embraer 195 aircraft with a maximum capacity of 116 seats.
The service is available only for corporate clients, the cost of one seat with a full load of the aircraft is the equivalent of $ 70 in hryvnias.
“A flight over Kyiv is not only an incredible experience, but also an opportunity to learn how aviation works from professionals. During an hour-long excursion, the pilots will tell what they have only heard about before: what are flight maps, echelon and briefing, what kind of weather is considered unfavorable for the flight, and much more,” UIA said in a statement.
The airline also offers custom pricing.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC OF BORYSPIL AIRPORT FALLS BY 65%

Passenger traffic at Boryspil International Airport decreased by 65% in January-October 2020 and amounted to 4.53 million people.
As the airport said on its Facebook page on Monday, the number of transfer passengers decreased by 84.9% to 435,500, the number of flights by 57.9% to 39,800.
In October 2020, the airport served 472,500 passengers (less by 67.3%), of which 17,400 (84.9% less) were transfer.
The number of flights was more than 4,300 (56.9% less) in the past month.
As reported, Boryspil International Airport in 2019 increased passenger traffic by 21.1% to 15.260 million people compared to 2018.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine with a total occupied area of about 1,000 ha. It has two runways: the one is 4,000 meters long and 60 meters wide, the second is 3,500 meters long and 63 meters wide. There are four passenger terminals and a postal and cargo complex on its territory.

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PARKING AREA NEAR TERMINAL D IN BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE COMMISSIONED IN DUE TIME

Works to complete a parking area near Terminal D of the Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) will be finished by the contractor – NAN LLC (Kharkiv) – in the approved term – summer 2018, Boryspil Airport Commercial Director Heorhiy Zubko has said. “The contractor had a lot of difficulties with the audit of the works carried out earlier, as the facility was accepted in poor conditions. In addition, long winter upset the schedule, but these are their commitments. We did not lift them,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine, commenting on the earlier announced possibility of filing a claim to court against the contractor.
Zubko said that Boryspil Airport Director General Pavlo Riabikin presented an option of terminating the contract, as the contractor is behind the schedule.
“We held many working meetings. One of the basic conditions was payment of all financial liabilities under bank guarantees, and the contractor met these conditions. We signed the new schedule with the contractors, describing details, and it is obliged to carry out works. We see this now. This does not lift the commitments of the contractor to commission the parking area in line with the contract terms, and this is summer 2018,” he said. Zubko also said that according to the financial plan of the airport for 2018, UAH 200 million is allocated for construction of the parking area this year.

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