The Boryspil airport received its 10 millionth passenger on December 8. The passenger flew on an Air Arabia flight on the Kyiv-Sharjah route, the CFTS reports.
The Boryspil airport plans to handle 10.3 million passengers by the end of 2017. Passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport, which is Ukraine's largest airport, totaled 8.64 million in 2016.
The Boryspil airport's deputy general director Yevgeny Dykhne recently announced that the airport was aiming to handle 50 million passengers by the year 2030. However, the airport’s current development strategy provides for handling 30 million passengers by the year 2030. The airport’s General Director Pavlo Riabikin recently said that the airport could reach a passenger traffic of 40 million by the early 2030s.
As reported, four Ukrainian airports currently have passenger traffic of more than 1 million. The Kyiv-Zhulyany airport handled its millionth passenger in August. The Odesa airport handled its millionth passenger in October. The Lviv airport handled its millionth passenger on December 1, reaching this volume for the first time since 1991.