Boryspil sees record cargo climb

Boryspil International Airport will begin constructing a new air cargo terminal this year. Photo: Boryspil International Airport

Boryspil International Airport achieved cargo throughput of 45,675 tons in 2021, a record for the last four years.

The Ukraine airport’s 2021 cargo throughput surpassed the cargo flow of 2019 by 8.7%. However, the volume of handled mail totalled 6,828 tons, 69.5% of 2019’s results.

This year, the airport will begin construction of a new cargo terminal with capacity of 120,000 tons a year, because the existing cargo terminal is at full capacity.

“(The) cargo segment remains stable and demonstrates the positive increase dynamics,” said Oleksiy Dubrevskyy, Boryspil IA SE director general. “As of today, Boryspil Airport Cargo Terminal is operated on the brink of its peak load, therefore in 2022 we plan to begin the construction of new Cargo Terminal with capacity amounting to 120 thousand tons per year.”

He added the project will enable the airport’s cargo operations to meet European standards.

In December 2021, 6,263 flights, 5,399 tons of cargo and 644 tons of mail were handled.

State-owned Boryspil International Airport is the largest and the busiest airport in Ukraine. Over 60 national and foreign airlines operate flights to the Airport on more than 120 routes worldwide.

The airport infrastructure includes two runways (4 km and 3.5 km long) and two full time operating terminals (D and F). Boryspil is the only airport in Ukraine, from which scheduled transcontinental flights are operated.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]