The volume of passenger traffic through the Kharkiv airport has increased for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charter flights accounted for most of the passenger traffic.
The Boryspil airport was the 14th largest airport in Europe in terms of passenger traffic in the first four months of 2021, entering the top 15 for the first time.
The construction work will increase the length of the runway by 460 meters to 2,770 meters.
The volume of passenger traffic through the airport reduced by almost 30% during the period from January to April this year.
The working name of the new airport is Mukacheve-3.
Motor Sich Airlines performed the flight, using an An-24 aircraft.
Ukrainian airlines’ passenger volumes reduced by 44% during this period.
A private investor is simultaneously building a new terminal complex at the airport.
The Boryspil international airport’s Commercial Director Heorhii Zubko discusses the measures that the airport intends to implement during the reconstruction of its second runway and the other infrastructure projects that have a chance of starting soon.
The project provides for upgrade of the class of the airfield, allowing at least ICAO CAT II ILS aircraft approach and landing.
During the tender for construction of the airfield, the company offered to perform the construction work at a cost 30.6% lower than the expected cost.
The contract with the winner will be signed in accordance with the law on public procurement.
This is stated in data from the State Aviation Service.
The number of passengers handled by the airport was predictably far lower in 2020 compared with 2019.
The airport handled almost 5 million passengers from January to November 2020.
The expected cost of the construction work is UAH 5.69 billion.
Among other things, the list includes reopening and development of the Cherkasy airport, reconstruction of the Ivano-Frankivsk airport, and reconstruction of the Chernivtsi airport.
Experts have identified the two locations that are most suitable for construction of a new airport.
According to the minister of infrastructure, the Zakarpattia region is also being considered.