Airplane & Airports
The first thing you have to think about while planning a trip to Ukraine is how to get to the country. Of course, there are different ways of doing it, but the fastest and the most convenient is by plane.
It is possible to get to Ukraine from any part of the world. Almost all the International Airlines are having regular flights to Ukrainian Airports, which are situated in almost all big cities of Ukraine. But, of course, the main Airport of Ukraine is the Boryspil International Airport. Some local flights are made from this airport too. But in general to get fast from Kyiv to other city in Ukraine people use Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).
Boryspil International Airport
It is the biggest and most important airport in Ukraine. Around 50 national and international airlines operate regular flights carrying passengers and cargo to over 100 destinations worldwide from this Airport. The airport has three passenger terminals. Boryspil is also the only airport in Ukraine transcontinental flights are operated from. While Ukraine was waiting to host Euro 2012, the brand-new contemporary passenger Terminal D was opened at the airport in June 2012. There is also a convenient Sky Taxi Service which provides a full set of handling services.
There are three terminals at this Airport:
- Terminal B was the first terminal at the Airport. Today this terminal primarily services passengers traveling within Ukraine, however it is also used for international flights passengers. Different shops, cafes and bars, offices of airlines, travel agencies, banks, left luggage offices, Internet access as well as a business centre are available in Terminal B.
- Terminal F, opened in 2010, handles only international flights.
- Terminal D, featuring the highest capacity was opened in 2012.
VIP Lounge is available in Terminal D which satisfies needs of the most demanding travellers who prefer high level of comfort and service.
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)
The Airport is one of the two passenger airports of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. It is located in the south of Kiev.
Aside from facilitating regular passenger flights, Kyiv International Airport is also the main business aviation airport in Ukraine, and one of the busiest business aviation hubs in Europe.
Surrounded by major railways, highways and residential districts, the airport has no possibility to expand its runway. However, other parts of the airport infrastructure are being developed. On 17 May 2012, The new "A" terminal was opened and receives all international flights.