Boryspil continues increase in passenger traffic
Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport, the largest airport in Ukraine, increased its passenger traffic by 12% in the first quarter of 2016. From January through March, the airport served 1.512 million passengers, up from the 1.348 million passengers registered for the same period in 2015. In March 2016 alone, Boryspil managed to increase its traffic by 15%, reaching 528,000 passengers against 459,000 served in March of last year. In January, the passenger traffic grew by 3.7% and in February, by 18%.
Results of Boryspil’s performance at the end of the first quarter of 2016 show that the airport increased its share of passenger traffic to 70% of the Ukrainian market. In 2015, Boryspil served 68% of the total passenger traffic in Ukraine, while in 2014 and 2013, it served 63% and 52%, respectively.
The growth in passenger traffic at Ukraine’s largest airport is explained by the airport’s successful implementation of the hub model. In the first three months of 2016, the airport increased its number of transfer passengers by more than 200%, from 168,000 passengers to 400,000. Cooperation between the airport and Ukraine International Airlines, a carrier based at Boryspil, has played a role in the airport’s securing a position as an air hub, as has the improvement of technological services offered at the aiport.
It is expected that the airport will serve 7.4 million passengers in 2016, an increase of 13% from the amount served last year.
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