Kiev Boryspil International Airport
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- Airport Boryspil, 08307 Boryspil 7, Kyiv Region, Ukraine
- Other airports serving Kiev
- Kiev Zhuliany International Airport
- 3500m x 63m
4000m x 60m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
AK Bars Aero
Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL
CSA Czech Airlines
Dnieproavia Joint Stock Aviation Co
Höga Kusten Flyg
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Rossiya - Russian Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine and the main airport serving the capital city, Kiev. The airport is located 29km southeast of central Kiev near the city of Boryspil. It is the main gateway to Ukraine, accounting for 62% of all air traffic in the country. 42 international and eight Ukrainian airlines currently operate scheduled, charter and cargo service to Boryspil International. The airport's network includes destinations across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central Asia and East Asia.
Location of Kiev Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine
Ground Handlers servicing Kiev Boryspil International Airport
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Kiev Boryspil Airport reports EUR11.7m profit in 2013, non-aeronautical share to increase by 4.5ppts
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The US government has formally stepped in and arguably set a dangerous precedent concerning the new business models being adopted by some of the Gulf airlines in rejecting a request by Air Serbia (formerly JAT) and Etihad to codeshare on service to the US.
The troika of airline lobbying group Airlines For America (A4A), Delta Air Lines and the Air Line Pilots Association formally opposed the request on what is now familiar grounds – arguing the Belgrade-Abu Dhabi–US routings are unviable for the consumer, Air Serbia’s new ownership (Etihad formally took a 49% stake in Jan-2014) is suspect, and the absence of a bilateral agreement with Serbia.
While debate will continue on the merits of the arguments offered by both sides, perhaps another underlying element is Etihad’s and Air Serbia’s plans to bolster the hub at Belgrade. The build-up in Belgrade adds a new competitive dynamic in Europe, one unsavoury to established network carriers within Europe and US airlines serving the continent.
The United Arab Emirates’ newest airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), opened its passenger terminal on 27-Oct-2013 and its first commercial passengers. The operator was Wizz Air, the Eastern/Central European LCC, with a flight from Budapest. Wizz Air Group (which includes Wizz Air Ukraine) also launched Bucharest, Sofia and Kiev from DWC as the winter season commenced.
According to Wizz Air CEO József Váradi, Wizz Air expects to handle 250,000 passengers on services to DWC in the first year of operations. Based on the four routes launched this week, this would imply load factors averaging 95%. Although Wizz Air’s 2012 load factor was more than 85%, this seems very ambitious for new routes, even in the hyperbolic world of low-cost airlines. More likely, Wizz Air plans to add frequencies and/or routes through the year.
Either way, it demonstrates the carrier’s confidence in taking the narrowbody LCC model further than most on routes that look to be under-penetrated. Mr Váradi is even talking of adding flights to India from DWC.
flydubai is continuing to rapidly expand its extensive network in the CIS region with nine new destinations being launched in 2013. flydubai’s rapid growth in the CIS market will be followed by sister carrier Emirates, which recently unveiled plans to also serve Kiev from Jan-2014.
Dubai-Kiev Boryspil will be Emirates’ first service to the Ukraine and third overall in the CIS along with Moscow Domoededovo and Saint Petersburg. Further CIS network expansion by Emirates is likely to come as low-cost narrowbody operator flydubai continues to develop the Dubai-CIS market, growing routes to the point they can also support widebody service from Emirates.
Emirates announced on 11-Jul-2013 plans to launch daily Dubai-Kiev Boryspil service on 16-Jan-2014, using three-class, 258-seat A340-500s. Emirates’ service will be only the second carrier providing first class seats into Ukraine, following Uzbekistan Airways’ weekly Boeing 767-300 service.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) continues to pursue rapid expansion in an attempt to fill the void left by Aerosvit, which ceased operations in early 2013. UIA is confident it will secure a 40% share of the Ukrainian market by the end of 2013, up from about 32% currently and about 27% prior to Aerosvit’s collapse.
UIA and Aerosvit previously had roughly equal shares of the Ukrainian market. The carriers competed vigorously domestically, where each had about a 30% share, but had relatively complementary international networks with limited overlap.
UIA’s international network has significantly changed as it has taken over several ex-Aerosvit routes and aircraft. The result is a stronger and more balanced network which for now is focused entirely on short- and medium-haul markets with long-haul expansion a future possibility.
Ukraine’s largest carrier Aerosvit has entered a period of restructuring after filing for bankruptcy on 28-Dec-2012. At the core of the airline’s reorganisation is a large network shake-up which will see rival Ukrainian carrier Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) take over nearly its entire international network.
While UIA stands to benefit significantly, adding at least 30 routes, Aerosvit’s operations will significantly reduce in size. If it survives the bankruptcy, Aerosvit will be left as primarily, or perhaps entirely, a domestic operator.
Aerosvit hopes to continue operating during its reorganisation, which is aimed at restoring the airline’s operational efficiency and improving profitability, and retain five medium-haul and five-long haul international routes. But the airline’s ongoing operations have been disrupted with incidents involving its aircraft being impounded at various airports causing issues across its network.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is planning to expand into the long-haul market in 2013 with widebody aircraft being added for flights to North and Southeast Asia. The eastbound expansion marks a significant milestone for UIA as it will help balance out a western-focused network and help the carrier continue to build its transit hub at the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Asian expansion will also result in more intense competition with Ukraine’s other major carrier, AeroSvit, which already operates widebodies and is planning later this year to double the size of its for now small network in North, South and Southeast Asia.
UIA CEO Yuri Miroshnikov told CAPA on the sidelines of last week’s IATA AGM in Beijing that the privately-owned carrier aims to launch services to Bangkok and Beijing in 2013. UIA is now seeking to lease at least two widebody aircraft to support the new flights, most likely Boeing 777s although A330s are also being considered. 767s, which AeroSvit currently operates to Bangkok and Beijing along with other medium/long-haul destinations, is not under consideration according to Mr Miroshnikov due to their relatively higher seat costs.