Passenger traffic through the Boryspil international airport (Kiev region) increased by 5% to 5.583 million in the period of January-September this year, compared with the corresponding period of last year, the press service of the airport said.

Passenger traffic through the airport increased by almost 20% in September. The airport did not provide data for passenger traffic in the first month of autumn, but a figure of about 780,000 passengers is obtained when the data for the first nine months of the year is subtracted from the data for the first eight months.

The airport’s head Yevhen Dykhne said that the number of passengers on both direct and transit flights increased.

As reported, the Boryspil airport reported a half-year profit for the first time in three years and an increase in passenger traffic through the airport in the first half of this year.

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.