KIEV, Ukraine – On October 31 2010, the newly built terminal F of Ukraine’s main Kyiv-Boryspil international airport will see its first flight. Designated as the official terminal for Ukraine International Airlines, the new terminal will provide world class service for the Ukrainian and international travelers.
The opening of the new terminal in Kyiv will be the third occasion in a series of Ukraine’s air gateways modernization within the framework of the country’s preparations for EURO-2012. Earlier this year Kharkiv and Donetsk airports were opened after substantive renovation.
The new terminal’s total area is 20685.6 square meters. The airport’s average capacity provides for 900 passengers per hour in arrivals and same quantity in departures. The maximum capacity during rush hours can be up to 1500 passengers in departures.
Terminal F is not the end of Ukraine’s main gateway modernization. The construction of another new terminal D started in 2008. The management of the airport expects the building to be finished by September 2011. In 2012, all operating terminals of Kyiv-Boryspil airport will be able to process more than 6 thousand passengers per hour, whereas the UEFA requirements for EURO 2012 are not less than 4500 passengers.
The opening of the new airports in the country is one of the clearest signs of the positive impact that EURO 2012 is making on Ukraine. Many experts agree that had it not been for the Championship, it would have taken Ukraine much more time to modernize its airports as well as to develop other important infrastructure.
Kyiv-Boryspil International Airport is located at the crossroads of many air routes from Europe to Asia and America. Currently the airport is serving the flights of more than 50 foreign airlines with more than 100 flight itineraries. To date the airport is Ukraine’s only gateway serving trans-continental flights.