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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 44% IN Q1

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.

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KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVICES 185,000 PASSENGERS, WHICH IS 42% MORE THAN IN FEBRUARY 2018

The Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in February 2019 serviced 185,200 passengers, which is 41.7% more than in February 2018.
According to statistics released by the airport’s press service, the number of passengers serviced on international flights in February was 180,000, on domestic flights – 5,200. The number of flights in February was 2,007 for arrivals and departures, which is 21.8% more than the same period of 2018, including1,680 international flights, and 327domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations in February 2019 were Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), and domestic destinations were Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
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.

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KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 44%

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.

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PASSENGER FLOW IN KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES IN 2018

The Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-October 2018 serviced 2.42 million passengers, which is 56.3% more than a year ago. “November 13, the Kyiv airport serviced the 2.5 millionth passenger since the beginning of 2018… The plans of the airport are to service 2.8 million passengers in 2018,” the airport said in a press release on Wednesday. Passenger flow increased 64.2%, to 1.85 million. According to the report, in October this year, passenger traffic increased 48.6% from October of last year, to 259,100 passengers.
The airport said that 2.35 million passengers were serviced on international flights in January-October of this year, and only 73,000 passengers on domestic flights, including 251,600 and 7,500 respectively in October.
The number of flights increased 32.9% in January-October 2018, to 25,900, of which international ones made up 21,880. In October, the increase in the number of flights was 27%, to 2,720, including 2,270 international flights.
According to the release, the most popular international destinations in January-October 2018 were Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Dubai (the United Arab Emirates), Antalya (Turkey), Ankara (Turkey), Rome ( Italy); internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia, and Lviv.

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KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT PLANS TO BOOST PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 30% NEXT YEAR

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) in 2019 plans to boost passenger traffic by 25-30% compared with the current year, when it plans to serve 2.6 million people. “We plan passenger traffic will grow by about 25-30% next year from the current level,” Chairman of the airport’s Board of Directors Denys Kostrzhevsky said at a conference at the airport. The previously announced forecast for 2018 set at 2.8 million passengers was reduced because flydubai (the UAE) had switched flights to another airport while the density of the schedule of Estonia’s Nordica had decreased.
As reported, Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport plans to complete the reconstruction and expansion of its main Terminal A from 14,000 to 23,500 square meters by until May 2019. The project is estimated at UAH 630 million.
Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport 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 being 21,000 square meters. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.
In the nine months of 2018, the airport serviced 2.165 million passengers, which was 57.3% up on January-September 2017. In September 2018 alone, passenger traffic grew by 30.6%, to 307,500 people.

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BUSINESSMAN VASYL KHMELNYTSKY’S UFUTURE GROUP TO INVEST IN RECONSTRUCTION OF KYIV SIKORSKY AIRPORT’S TERMINAL UAH 630 MLN

Businessman Vasyl Khmelnytsky’s UFuture Group plans to complete the renovation and expansion of Terminal A, which is the main terminal of Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany), from 14,000 to 23,500 square meters by May 2019, the project is estimated at UAH 630 million.
“We are building a new [terminal] not to increase the number of passengers, but to create comfort for those who fly,” the businessman said at a press conference on Thursday, explaining that often one time slot at the airport can be shared by seven low-cost airlines.
He says the airport’s throughput capacity, which is about 700 people per hour, can double.
Construction works at the airport began two months ago, Chairman of the airport’s Board of Directors Denys Kostrzhevsky said. The runway will not be closed for the period of the works at the terminal.
“The existing runway is good enough, its warranty is valid. We are not going to overhaul it, sometimes we fix something, improving some processes,” Khmelnytsky said.
Both own reinvested funds of the managing company and loans are the source of financing of the works, Kostrzhevsky said.
Khmelnytsky says that the payback period of investment in the expansion of Terminal A is expected to be from eight to nine years. UFuture invested more than UAH 2.5 billion in the airport’s complex in seven years.
He also said that he was considering the possibility of building a low-priced hotel and hangars next to Terminal A, but it might happen no earlier than the end of its reconstruction.
“Our resources are not unlimited. First, we will build the terminal. I hope we will launch it. It will give us a little more income, and we will make estimates proceeding from this,” Khmelnytsky said.
UFuture Investment Group, headquartered in Brussels, was established in autumn 2017 and united the business projects of Vasyl Khmelnytsky. The group includes the Ukrainian development company UDP, whose specialization is the implementation of large infrastructure projects. In addition, the conglomerate united businesses in such areas as UDP Renewables, the Bila Tserkva industrial park, the innovation parks UNIT.City, and LvivTech.City.
Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport 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 being 21,000 square meters. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.
In the nine months of 2018, the airport serviced 2.165 million passengers, which was 57.3% up on January-September 2017. In September 2018 alone, passenger traffic grew by 30.6%, to 307,500 people.
Master-Avia LLC began managing the airport after winning a tender in 2010 and leasing airport property for 49 years.
Khmelnytsky and Kostrzhevsky are the beneficiaries of Master-Avia LLC, according to the state register of legal entities of entrepreneurs, are businessmen. Master-Avia indicates it owns terminals and the apron, while the airfield and the runway are on the balance sheet of municipally owned Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).

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