Lviv Airport’s Passenger Traffic Reaches 1 Million For First Time Since 1991

13 December 2017 13:11

The volume of passenger traffic through the Lviv international airport has reached 1 million one month before the end of the year, thus becoming the fourth Ukrainian airport with seven-figure passenger traffic.

According to information from the Lviv city council, the local airport last handled 1 million passengers in 1991.

The millionth passenger flew from Lviv to Kyiv on a PS036 flight operated by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA).

The CFTS reported in late October that the Lviv airport would become the latest Ukrainian airport with annual passenger traffic exceeding 1 million this year. The Lviv airport, the Boryspil airport, the Kyiv Zhulyany airport, and the Odesa airport have also reached passenger traffic of at least 1 million.

Ukraine had more airports with passenger traffic of at least 1 million several years ago. The Donetsk and Simferopol airports handled at least 1 million passengers each in 2012. However, the Donetsk airport has been destroyed as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine while the Simferopol airport is located in the Russia-annexed Crimea.