The Boryspil airport handled 2,519,034 passengers in the first half of 2020, which is 62% fewer than the 6,700,364 passengers it handled in the same period of 2019.
This is stated in data from the Boryspil airport, the CFTS portal reports.
The airport handled 1,888,071 passengers on regular flights in the period of January-June this year, compared with 5,218,946 in the corresponding period of last year (a 64% increase). It also handled 630,963 passengers on non-regular flights in the period of January-June this year compared with the corresponding period of last year (a 57% reduction).
The number of transfer passengers handled by the airport reduced by 75.2% to 389,200 in the period of January-June this year, with such passengers accounting for only 15.5% of the total volume of passenger traffic through the airport during that period (compared with 23.4% in the corresponding period of last year).
In June this year, the airport handled only 216 transfer passengers (99.9% fewer than the number of transfer passengers it handled in June 2019).
In total, the Boryspil airport handled 48,398 passengers in June 2020 (97% fewer than the 1,532,580 passengers it handled in June last year). Of these, 25,579 were on regular flights (98% fewer than the number in June 2019) and 22,819 on non-regular flights (95% fewer).
As reported earlier, Ukrainian airports reopened to scheduled flights on June 15. Until then, there were strict restrictions on operation of flights during the quarantine that was imposed as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.