Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv region) in March 2021 served 534,353 passengers, which is 10% more compared to March last year (486,490 passengers).
As noted in the airport’s statement on Wednesday, in March, the airport served 259,278 passengers on regular flights and 275,075 passengers on non-scheduled flights.
“For objectivity, a longer period should be considered: in the first quarter of 2021, Boryspil airport served 1.206 million passengers [of which 633,000 passengers used regular flights, and 573,000 used non-scheduled flights], and this is 50.5% less than the same period last year [in the first quarter of 2020, some 2.437 million passengers were served],” the airport said.
Passenger traffic on domestic flights in March increased by 18.6% (some 40,100 passengers) compared to March 2020.
International passenger traffic is also showing growth, the number of passengers increased by 9.2% (some 494,300 passengers).
The top five destinations of Boryspil airport in March 2021 were: Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Istanbul, Dubai and Minsk.
“It is worth noting that a year has passed since the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic rocked the aviation industry. The most difficult period for Boryspil airport was the period from March to May 2020 – regular flights were suspended, and the airport served only special flights. Passenger traffic was extremely insignificant and this explains the increase in passenger traffic in March this year,” the airport said.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to receive UAH 17.6 billion in revenue from freight traffic in October-December 2020, which is 7.98% more than in the previous quarter.
This is a record quarterly indicator of financial receipts this year from the main business of the company, Ukrzaliznytsia said.
So, in the first quarter of this year, Ukrzaliznytsia’s income from freight traffic amounted to UAH 16.6 billion, in the second – UAH 14.6 billion, and in the third – UAH 16.3 billion.
“Ukrzaliznytsia will be able to achieve a record level of income in the fourth quarter due to increased efficiency of the company’s operating activities, liquidation of the locomotive shortage, improved dispatching and fruitful cooperation with all participants in the transportation process,” the message says.
The company also clarified that in September 2020, the company’s income from domestic freight rail transportation increased by 6% compared to the same period in 2019 – up to UAH 2.1 billion, and in October – by 3.2% against October 2019 and amounted to UAH 2.2 billion.
Passenger traffic at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-September 2020 amounted to 600,600 passengers, which is 70.1% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights amounted to 589,500, on domestic flights some 11,100.
The number of flights in January-September 2020 amounted to 9,800 for arrivals and departures, which is 53.9% less than the same period in 2019, of which international flights amounted to 7,820, domestic to 1,980.
The most popular international destinations since the beginning of 2020 are Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), London (the UK), Memmingen and Dortmund (Germany), and domestic are Zaporizhia, Dnipro and Odesa.
In September 2020, the airport served 51,100 passengers, which is 66.8% less than in September 2019. The number of passengers served on international flights is 49,100, on domestic flights some 2,000 passengers.
The number of flights in September 2020 amounted to 1,285 for arrival and departure, which is 19.7% less than in the same period in 2019, of which 945 international flights, and 340 domestic flights.
The airports of Ukraine in January-September 2020, according to recent data, served 6.857 million passengers, which is 62.9% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the website of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, in international traffic, the passenger traffic of Ukrainian airports during this period decreased by 63.7%, to 6.063 million people.
According to the statistics of the service, in January-September of this year, Ukrainian airlines served almost 3.770 million people, which is 64.7% less than in the same period in 2019. Of these, 3.380 million people were transported in international traffic (a reduction of 65.4% in the same comparison).
At the same time, in the first nine months of 2020, Ukrainian airlines performed 33,500 commercial flights (a decrease by 58%), including 26,700 international ones (60.1% less).
As reported, the airports of Ukraine in 2019 served 24.337 million passengers, which is 18.5% more than in 2018.
Boryspil International Airport in January-September 2020 reduced passenger traffic to 4.058 million passengers, which is 65% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, in September 2020 Boryspil airport served 554,485 passengers, which is 66% less than in the same period in 2019.
“The high season 2020 for the aviation industry is over. Due to the restrictions adopted by the Ukrainian government in August, not only did the September Hasidic program not take place, but at the same time the airport saw a 30% shortage of passenger traffic. The hub model has become unrealistic – we will be missing about 3 million transfer passengers The aviation industry has cut costs as much as possible to cope with the difficult times. Quarantine restrictions continue to be a stop factor for passengers. Analyzing the statistics for January-September 2020, we can more accurately predict the expected passenger traffic with which we will end the year. Passenger traffic at Boryspil airport in 2020 will fall to the level of 2009, which will lead to a multiple decrease in the income of Boryspil airport compared to 2019,” the press service of the airport said citing director general Pavlo Riabikin.
According to the published data, in the first nine months of 2019, the airport served 2.6 million transfer passengers, which is 22.4% of the total passenger traffic, and in the same period of 2020, some 418,000 passengers were served, which is 10.3% of the total passenger traffic.
Тhe international bus carrier Ecolines, which includes the Ukrainian carrier Autolux, resumes traffic from Kyiv to Moscow from July 9.
According to the company’s website, also from July 11, the carrier will resume trips from Kyiv to St. Petersburg.
As reported, Ecolines launched trips from Kyiv to Wroclaw on June 22, from Kyiv and Odesa to Minsk on June 25, from Kyiv to Gdansk and Torun on June 25, and to Zielona Gora on July 1.