Boryspil International Airport is located west of Boryspil, Ukraine. The state-owned airport is the biggest in Ukraine. It was developed from a military aerodrome.

The airport is a hub for Aerosvit Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines. The other airlines operating at the airport include Adria Airways, Sky Georgia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways and Kuban Airlines.

The airport handled passenger traffic of approximately 6.7 million people and recorded 100,000 aircraft movements during 2010.

Boryspil International Airport expansion

The plan to expand the airport was approved in 2007, with the development program planned to run until 2020.

The development project includes construction of new terminals D and E and renovation of existing terminals B and C. A new runway, power supply complex and aprons will be built as part of the expansion. Other planned facilities include a hotel, plaza complex and a service centre for aircraft maintenance.

The construction of Terminal D was started in 2008 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. The terminal covers an area of 100,000m² which includes 11 aircraft parking areas, a 4km terminal access road and a 1.4km automobile overpass.

The project is estimated to cost approximately $450m. Dogus-Alarko-YDA Joint Venture is the main contractor for the terminal construction. The new terminal will handle over 3,100 passengers per hour.

“The terminal was built at a cost of €30m and will handle visitors for UEFA EURO 2012.”

Construction of Terminal E including aprons and infrastructure is estimated to cost €270m. The terminal is scheduled for completion by 2012.

The service centre for aircraft maintenance is expected to cost €50m. The hotel is estimated to cost €18m and is scheduled to be opened by late 2011. The plaza complex is estimated to cost €70m and is scheduled for completion by 2012.

The construction of a third runway was approved in 2010 and is expected to start in 2013-2014.

The airport is expecting to handle 18m passengers a year by 2020, after the expansion.

Boryspil terminals

The airport currently has four terminals designated A, B, C and F.

Terminal A is small and handles domestic operations. It has a waiting room, rest rooms, currency exchanges and airline offices.

Terminal B is the airport’s main terminal and handles international operations. It is large and modernised, and features eateries, airline offices, tourist kiosks and banks. Internet access, a business centre and luggage rooms are also available.

Terminal C handles business jets and serves VIP passengers. It accommodates recreation rooms, communication services, press conference rooms and banquet rooms.

The new Terminal F which was opened in September 2010 handles regular flights. The terminal was built at a cost of €30m and will handle visitors for UEFA EURO 2012.

It covers an area of 20,685m² and is equipped with visual information and security systems. It has 30 check-in counters and all the areas of the terminal have modern video observation systems.

Aiport runways

The airport currently has two runways designated 18L/36R and 18R/36L. They are 4,000m and 3,500m long respectively. Both the runways are surfaced with concrete.

Parking

The airport offers short and long-term parking spaces. The lane side areas of Terminals B and C offer 260 and 70 short-term parking spaces respectively. Terminal C offers 500 long-term parking spaces.

The parking area near the administrative building has 500 short and long term parking spaces.

Ground transportation

“Boryspil airport is expecting to handle 18m passengers a year by 2020.”

There are numerous buses, taxis and shuttles operating to and from the airport. Public transportation is also available.

China-based CMEC General Machinery Import & Export Company has signed an agreement with the airport to manage the project.

A rail link connecting the airport is scheduled for completion by 2012.

Contractors

The Netherlands-based Vanderlande Industries was awarded €9.6m contract to supply the baggage handling system at Terminal D. Logan Teleflex’s baggage handling system at Terminal B was supplied by Gate Technologies.