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The Japanese are studying the needs of Ukraine's largest airport with a view to its reopening in the future.

Representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)—Hideki Matsunaga, chief representative of JICA Ukraine Office, Satoshi Sugimoto, senior representative of JICA Ukraine Office, and Aliona Tkach, project manager of JICA Ukraine Office—have visited the Boryspil International Airport.

The purpose of the meeting was to establish cooperation between JICA and the Boryspil airport on updating the concept for the development of the Boryspil airport in the context of the resumption of normal operations and the possibility of raising funds for implementing projects for the comprehensive modernization of the airport’s infrastructure.

The representatives of the Japanese agency were shown the infrastructure of the main airport of Ukraine. The airport assured them that it was at the highest level of readiness to resume flights.

"JICA is a long-term partner of the airport, thanks to which a large-scale project to build the airport’s Terminal D, the largest terminal in Ukraine, was implemented in 2012. Over the 10 years of its operation, the terminal has served more than 60 million passengers, allowing the airport to reach a new level of passenger traffic, develop its route network, and become a leading airport in the European aviation market. We plan to continue this successful experience of cooperation with our JICA partners," said Oleksii Dubrevskyi, CEO of the Boryspil airport.

As reported in January, the Ukrainian authorities are making efforts to possibly resume flights from Kyiv and Lviv, with a focus on reopening the Boryspil airport in Kyiv.

In November 2023, the Boryspil airport signed a memorandum with the American infrastructure consulting company AECOM. The document provides for the reconstruction and modernization of the airport’s infrastructure.