The Boryspil international airport was the 14th largest airport in Europe in terms of number of passengers, ahead of the Vienna, Rome, Lisbon, Athens, Munich, Geneva, Zurich, Milan, Barcelona, Brussels, Stockholm, and Warsaw airports and more than 300 other major airports in Europe.
The chairman of the Boryspil airport’s supervisory board, Volodymyr Zhmak, announced this, citing a report by Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), the CFTS portal reports.
“We developed an ‘Anti-Crisis Program’ for the reopening the Boryspil airport in 2020 in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and the latest results confirm that we chose the right path. According to the ACI Europe report, which included the 341 largest airports in Europe, we are ahead of a number of powerful airports, including the Vienna, Rome, Lisbon, Athens, Munich, Barcelona, Brussels, Stockholm, Zurich, Milan, and Warsaw airports. The report, which was released in June, provides data on passenger traffic. In the first four months of 2021, the Boryspil airport rose to 14th place in Europe and entered the top 15 for the first time in history. This result was made possible by the well-coordinated efforts of all the airport’s divisions to develop its aviation network and resume passenger traffic," Zhmak said.
He added that the Boryspil airport had already resumed 60% of its flights as of May 2021, compared with 2019.
“Meanwhile, Eurocontrol member countries had resumed only 39% as of May this year, compared with 2019. Therefore, the Boryspil airport is recovering one and a half times faster. We are now awaiting full resumption of flights with EU countries to achieve active growth of passenger traffic,” Zhmak said.
As the CFTS portal reported, the number of flights at the Lviv airport have exceeded the pre-crisis 2019 figure in recent days.