Boryspil airport plans to restart flights one month after war ends
Boryspil International Airport near Kyiv is ready to start accepting planes a month after the end of the war
CEO of the Boryspil Airport, Oleksiy Dubrevsky, told Politico in an interview.
"We do not want to spend one or two years thinking: "What are we going to do after the war?" We are taking all the necessary steps to get the flights operating as soon as possible. We have managed to repair all the damage. We are ready to start working as soon as possible," he said.
The airport has preserved most of its staff and signed agreements with airlines. It spends €3.2 million a month on staff and electricity. EUR 1.8 million was spent on restoring the infrastructure damaged by Russian forces.
Dubrevsky is confident that millions of Ukrainian refugees will return to Ukraine after the war.
In his opinion, cargo flights are expected to increase due to the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. There will also be a pent-up tourist demand.
"We assume that after the war, many people from the international community will come to Ukraine to see our heroes with their own eyes and shake hands with them, and to see the country of heroes who so courageously defended our European values," the airport's CEO said.
- In April, air traffic services company Ukraerorukh announced that Ukrainian airspace would be reopened immediately after the end of hostilities and Ukraine's victory.
- On June 7, the Lviv Regional State Administration reported that it had raised the issue of opening the airport to create a humanitarian corridor.