Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014
While implementing the concept of a network carrier, UIA actively supports the need to radically improve the transit passenger traffic service at its base Boryspil Airport (KBP). In June 2014 alone, almost 123,000 UIA passengers transited through the transit area of Terminal D, and in the first half of 2014 the number of such passengers exceeded 622,000.
Ukraine’s leading air carrier, UIA reached a 40% share of transit passengers in the total volume of passenger traffic at Boryspil Airport which is 20% of the airport’s total passenger transit traffic.
Ukraine International Airlines has always cared a lot about the range and quality of services that its base Airport provides to passengers who should be able to enjoy the maximum comfort, the widest range of catering options at the Airport food outlets including the transit area, competitive prices at Duty Free shops, as well as a variety of customer services. UIA repeatedly drew the Airport management’s attention to the importance of these matters as they have an impact on the attractiveness of KBP as a transit hub as well as on the efficiency and competitiveness of both the Airport and its base carrier.
We at UIA fully support the Boryspil Airport management’s aspiration to reach the levels of Europe’s largest hubs and is ready to work in partnership with its base Airport on improvement of its transit technologies by developing both direct and transit passenger traffic, launching new medium-haul and long-haul flights, expanding our fleet and adding aircraft of larger passenger capacity, promoting Ukraine and its capital city as great destinations, as well as Boryspil Airport as a comfortable, fast and competitive transit hub for «East-West» and «North-South» directions.
We strongly believe that only our joint efforts can lead to transforming Boryspil Airport into one of the most successful transit airports globally.