In the first quarter of 2018, the Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany) serviced a total of 442,000 passengers. This means a 50.4% growth over the first three months of the previous year, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to the press service of the company, the airport serviced 423,900 passengers traveling to and from overseas, as well as 18,100 passengers on domestic flights.
A total of 5,499 flights took off or landed at the Sikorsky airport within the first three months of the current year. 4,519 of those were international, while another 980 flights transported passengers within the territory of Ukraine. Therefore, the total quantity of flights serviced by the airport within the period in question was 23.3% higher than it was at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
Most frequently, travelers visited such destinations as Dubai (the United Arab Emirates), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Budapest (Hungary), Memmingen (Germany), Rome (Italy). On the other hand, most of the domestic flights brought passengers to Odesa, Lviv, and Zaporizhzhya.
The Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany) is situated in the capital’s downtown, some 7 km away from the city center. The facility is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger flow.
The airport comprises three terminals, with a total area of 21,000 m2. The airport’s B Terminal is a part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system and is used solely for business class travelers. The airport’s runway is capable of handling Boeing-737 and Aerobus-320 aircraft.