The Boryspil international airport handled 6.8 million passengers last year or 14% fewer than it handled in 2013. This is stated in the Ministry of Infrastructure’s presentation on the current state of affairs at the airport.
According to estimates by the ministry, the Boryspil international airport currently accounts for 65% of the total number of air passenger traffic in the country. As reported, the figure was 57% in the first quarter of the year, which means that the number of passengers handled by other Ukrainian airports reduced by a higher margin in the past year than the Boryspil.
The development of the Boryspil airport has been unstable in recent years. For example, passenger traffic at the airport reduced by 6.5% to 7.9 million in 2013 as a result of the departure of the AeroSvit airline company, which was the largest airline company in the country at the time, from the market at the beginning of the year. Passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport increased by 5.6% to 8.5 million passengers in 2012. This figure was a new record for passenger traffic through the airport. The previous record was set in 2011, when it handled slightly more than 8 million passengers (an increase of about 20% compared with 2010).
In 2010, the airport handled 6.7 million passengers, which corresponds to its current traffic volume. Thus, the Boryspil airport has returned to the figures of four years ago.
The state-owned Boryspil international airport occupies about 1,000 hectares. The airport has two runways with lengths of 4 and 3.5 kilometres, four passenger terminals, a mail/cargo complex, and other facilities.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is currently organizing a public competition for the post if general director of the airport. The winner of the competition is expected to be announced in February.