The newest was launched by Ukrainian authorities on May 17, a Western-style passenger terminal at International Airport Kyiv. Formerly known as Zhulyany, it is the capital’s smaller airport but is located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Kyiv – about half the time it takes to get to Boryspil.
On May 28, the larger Boryspil International Airport will open Terminal D. The 117,000 square meter terminal will handle international fights and eventually domestic ones as well.
At Zhulyany, Master Avia – a company that has been linked to influential pro-presidential lawmaker Yuriy Ivaniushchenko – pumped more than $40 million into the three-story 14,000 square-meter terminal. Government funds covered construction of a new 2,310 meter-long runway.