The Boryspil international airport handled 9.433 million passengers in 2021, including 8.798 million passengers on regular flights and 635,200 on non-regular flights.

The airport announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, the volume of passenger traffic through the airport recovered by 62% compared with the pre-crisis 2019.

The airport handled 75,854 inbound and outbound flights (64,507 international and 11,347 domestic) in 2021, which is 68.5% of the number of flights it handled in 2019.

"The volume of passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport recovered by 83% or more than 4.2 million passengers in 2021, compared with 2020. Airlines and airports have learned to operate in a pandemic. Experts consider 2022 a period of recovery for the aviation market despite the emergence of the Omicron strain, which has forced several countries to close their airports. For our part, we, as an airport, focused on attracting new airlines and launching new destinations and flights in 2021. Today, 38 airlines are working with the airport, including nine airlines that entered the market for the first time. Out of the 117 existing destinations, 12 are new," the state-owned Boryspil international airport’s General Director Oleksii Dubrevskyi said.

Most of the travelers that used the airport last year flew to Turkey (24%) and Egypt (18%). The top ten destinations with the largest passenger traffic included Antalya, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Istanbul, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Dalaman, Ankara, and Odesa. Travelers to these countries accounted for 52%.

The airport handled 707,500 passengers and 6,263 flights in December 2021.

As the CFTS portal reported, the Boryspil international airport handled 8,725,534 passengers in the first 11 months of 2021. The airport handled 14,206,600 passengers in the same period in 2019, a 61% recovery compared with the pre-crisis figures.