Ukraine’s principle aviation gateway Boryspil International Airport achieved a 19.5% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers during 2018, continuing a remarkable growth trend that has seen passenger volumes rise by 84% since 2014. The overall number of people flying via Boryspil in 2018 was 12.6 million, representing more than 60% of Ukraine’s total air traffic for the year. The respective figure for 2017 was 10.55 million passengers, while the numbers for previous years were 8.5 million in 2016, 7.2 million in 2015, and 6.8 million in 2014.
Meanwhile, Eastern Ukraine’s principle air hub saw passenger numbers climb to 962,500 people during 2019, representing a year-on-year increase of 19%. Kharkiv International Airport welcomed a host of new international flights over the past year with additional destinations including London, Vienna, Dortmund, Barcelona, Gdansk and Tbilisi. The growth trend looks set to continue into 2019 with a number of new destinations already confirmed including Rome, Milan and Krakow.