The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) intends to involve a major operator in the implementation of an investment project for construction of a large logistics center. A significant plot of land in the airport’s second flight zone is to be allocated for construction of a center for processing of aircraft cargo, the airport said.

Currently, the volume of cargo traffic through the Boryspil airport is very small at only about 80 tons per day. The share of the airport’s profits from cargo handling does not exceed 2% of its income from other operations.

According to the airport, it has analyzed the use of the available space and found significant opportunities for improvement of its operations. During the period of 2015-2016, the airport freed up about 1,000 square meters of space at its cargo terminal and improved the efficiency of the use of the rest of the territory. "There are plans to attract a prospective tenant to use the optimized (freed up) part of the terminal," the airport said.

One of the contenders to occupy the space is Airport Kyiv Cargo, an enterprise that performs trucking operations. "Location of this company’s facilities on the territory of the airport, according to preliminary estimates, will not only allow generation of profit directly from rent, but also generate additional cargo orders for the airport," the airport said. The State Property Fund is obliged to conduct the relevant competition before the territory is leased.

Regarding the investment project for establishment of an international logistics center, the airport’s acting General Director Yevhen Dykhne said that the project would be presented to international air freight forwarders like DHL, UPS, FedEx, and others in the near future. In addition, the project has already been submitted to the American Chamber of Commerce.