On 15 August, Boryspil Airport Terminal F served the first million passengers after resuming operations on 31 March 2019. This is reported by avianews.com. Currently, this terminal is the base for the Ryanair, Laudamotion and SkyUp low-cost airlines, also Air Serbia and several small Ukrainian air carriers, including Bravo Airways, Yanair, Bukovyna.
The idea of Terminal F construction appeared in 2008 as a result of Wizz Air plans to launch flights. The new complex was to be built of lightweight structures and designed to serve low cost airlines. However, after being put into operation on 31 October 2010, Terminal F acted as major for UIA. Other airlines, including Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, also started using it. Thus, the initial idea of a low-cost terminal in Boryspil was abandoned.
The new airport complex with an area of 20 thousand sq. m. meters helped to offload the old Terminal B, built back in 1965, and allowed the airport to cope with the increasing flow of passengers until the completion of Terminal D.
On 27 October 2013, Boryspil Airport closed Terminal F. Thus, the airport complex with the construction budget estimated at UAH 413 million ($ 51.5 million) could operate only 3 years and became a ground for TV commercials and films. As a terminal for low-cost airlines, the complex began to operate only in 2019, 9 years after the completion of construction.
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