Passenger traffic through the Boryspil international airport increased by 5.6% to 7.277 million in 2015, compared with the previous year, the press service of the airport reports. The airport accounted for 68% of the total passenger traffic in the country (10.695 million passengers, according to the State Aviation Service, a 1.8% reduction compared with 2014).
Passenger traffic on international routes increased by 5.6% to 6.7 million and passenger traffic on domestic routes increased by 5.5% to 578,000 in 2015. The number of transit passengers increased by 69% to 775,000.
The airport handled almost 69,000 flights last year: 61,600 international flights and 7,100 domestic flights. It also handled 25,000 tons of cargo (-0.7%) and 5,000 tons of mail (+2.4%).
According to the press service, the airport’s aircraft occupancy rate increased by 6.5 percentage points to 79.5% in 2015.
The airport expects its passenger traffic to increase by 2% to 7.4 million in 2016.
As reported, the development of the Boryspil airport has not been steady in recent years. Passenger traffic through the airport in 2015 was 15% lower than its record passenger traffic of 8.5 million, which was achieved in 2012. The previous record of slightly more than 8 million was set in 2011 (an increase of about 20% compared with 2010). Passenger traffic through the airport reduced by 6.5% to 7.9 million in 2013 because of the departure of AeroSvit – the largest airline in Ukraine at that time – from the market at the beginning of the year.