Passenger traffic through the Boryspil international airport increased by 13% to 2.82 million in the period of January-May 2016, compared with the corresponding period of 2015. This is the highest volume of passenger traffic through the airport in the past three years, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the press service of the airport.
The increase in the volume of passenger traffic through the Boryspil airport this year also had a positive impact on the airport’s financial results. According to the airport, it made a net profit of UAH 176 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared with a net loss of UAH 299 million in the first quarter of 2015. The airport’s acting General Director Yevhen Dykhne expects the airport to make a profit of about UAH 1 billion in 2016.
According to Dykhne, the airport has attracted three new airlines – Atlasjet Ukraine (the AtlasGlobal brand), Aegean Airlines, and Mahan Air – since the beginning of 2016. In addition, the airport’s base carrier, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), increased its transport volume by 25%, performing more than 120 flights per day.
According to the airport, the transfer-passenger traffic was doubled compared with the corresponding period of last year, reaching 740,000 passengers in the first five months of 2016.
The Boryspil international airport accounts for more than 68% of the air passenger traffic in Ukraine. It is the only airport that handles long-haul flights in Ukraine. More than 50 airlines perform regular flights from the airport on more than 100 routes all over the world.