Aviation industry association ACI Europe has ranked Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport as the continent's number one airport in terms of passenger growth during 2019 in the 10-25 million passenger category as Ukraine's air travel boom continues.
Boryspil, Ukraine's busiest airport, posted 21.1% passenger growth in 2019, placing it well ahead of second-placed Milan Malpensa Airport, which saw a 16.6% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic, Business Ukraine magazine reports.
Boryspil's 2019 annual total of 15.3 million passengers was a new record for the airport and represented around 60% of the Ukrainian aviation industry's overall passenger flow of 24.3 million travelers during the course of the past year.
Ukraine is currently experiencing an unprecedented boom in air travel thanks to a number of factors including a fourth consecutive year of economic growth and the June 2017 advent of visa-free travel to the European Union. In recent years, a range of budget airlines have entered the Ukrainian market, greatly enhancing the country's connectivity, partly to EU destinations.