The Boryspil international airport expects its passenger traffic to increase by more than 10% in 2014, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the press service of the airport. Absolute figures were not provided.
In addition, the airport expects its passenger traffic in 2013 to total 8 million, which is about 5% less than its passenger traffic in 2012.
As reported, the Boryspil airport handled 7.32 million passengers in the period of January-November (7.9% fewer than it handled in January-November 2012), including 6.644 million on international flights and 676,800 on domestic flights. However, its passenger traffic increased by 12.6% to 623,600 in November, including 562,000 passengers on international routes and 61,900 on domestic routes.
The main reason for the fall in passenger traffic at the airport was the termination of the operations of the AeroSvit airline company, which was the airport’s base carrier, at the beginning of this year.
The Boryspil airport is the largest in airport Ukraine, and it accounts for 50% of the air passenger traffic of the country. More than 50 airline companies perform regular flights from the airport to more than 100 destinations around the world. The Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is based at the airport.