The Boryspil international airport made a net profit of UAH 467.3 million in the period of January-September this year compared with a net loss of UAH 44.5 million in the corresponding period of last year, the press service of the airport reports.

The airport’s acting General Director Yevhen Dykhne attributes the profitability of the airport to optimization of its costs, increase of its revenues, and improvement of the quality of its services.

According to the press service, passenger traffic through the airport increased by 5% to 5.6 million in the first nine months of 2015, with transit passengers transported by Ukraine International Airlines – the airport’s base carrier – accounting for most of this increase in passenger traffic.

The airport repaid UAH 1.2 billion in loans to state banks and the Ministry of Finance and paid UAH 165.5 million in profit tax and dividends to the state in the first nine months of this year, the report states.

The state-owned Boryspil international airport is the largest airport in Ukraine. It occupies about 1,000 hectares. The airport has two runways: one with a length of 4,000 meters and a width of 60 meters and another with a length of 3,500 meters and a width of 63 meters. Four passenger terminals and a mail/cargo complex are located on the territory of the airport.