Ukraine’s primary air hub Boryspil International Airport recorded a 20% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers in September 2018. Overall 1.3 million passengers passed through the airport during the course of the month as the country’s air travel boom continued to gather pace. Over the same period, the airport also saw an 11.5% rise in flight numbers to produce a new monthly total number of 9174 flights.
These figures are slightly above the collective totals for the first nine months of 2018, which witnessed a 17.6% rise in passenger numbers and a 10.2% increase in flights. The Ukrainian aviation industry has experienced unprecedented expansion over the past two years driven by factors including economic growth and the advent of visa-free travel to EU destinations for Ukrainian passport holders.