Kyiv’s Boryspil reports record growth in passenger traffic

Boryspil's traffic in the first half-year 2016 grew 14% YOY Boryspil's traffic in the first half-year 2016 grew 14% YOY (Photo by Boryspil Airport)

Ukraine’s largest airport, Boryspil, reported record growth for the past four years. In the first half of 2016, the airport serviced 3.64 million people; a growth of 14% from the same period in 2015.

In addition to passengers, Boryspil also reported growth in the number of flights served, reaching 33.1 thousand flights in the first six months of this year, despite the severed air connection with Russia, which has been in effect since October of last year.

Passenger growth at Boryspil continues due to the successful implementation of the hub model, the attracting of transit passengers, and the increase in the quality of service, according to an airport spokesperson. The number of tourists alone using the transport hub doubled last year, reaching 940 thousand.

Boryspil also increased the amount of cargo and mail carried by 16%, reaching 13,000 tonnes.

The airport’s financial results for 2015 were also released: according to them, there was profit for the first time in three years. This comes as a result of the decrease in costs for the airport by the optimization of processes, check-in times, and moving all flights to terminal D.

Growth was also spurred by the airport’s attracting new air carriers, such as Air Serbia, Atlas Jet, Mahan Air, and Yanair. In total, Boryspil began service to 25 destinations, and the frequency of flights to several cities has increased.

According to data from April, Boryspil carries 68% of all Ukrainian air passenger traffic.

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