The volume of passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport could reduce by between 500,000 and 600,000 this year.
The Boryspil airport’s Director General Pavlo Riabikin announced this at a meeting with reporters on February 19, the CFTS correspondent reports.
According to him, passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport could reduce by 500,000-600,000 this year. “In total, we will handle 14.7-14.8 million passengers,” Riabikin said. As the CFTS reported, the airport handled 15.26 million passengers in 2019.
Primarily, the reduction of passenger traffic is expected primarily due to a reduction in the route network of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), which is the airport’s "anchor" airline.
"The network has been reduced by a little more than 20%," UIA’s Vice President for Commerce Serhii Fomenko said. The airline itself did not announce its forecast passenger traffic for 2020.
As the CFTS reported earlier, a new business hall is to be opened in the Boryspil airport’s terminal D. the final preparatory work ahead of its opening is currently underway.