On May 23, 2019 international airport named after Igor Sikorsky invited guests, partners and journalists to the grand opening of the new space of the Terminal "A" for international flights. Terminal "A" was built for The Euro 2012 championship and opened on May 17, 2012. The terminal area was 14200 square meters.
10 months ago, the airport shareholders decided to expand terminal "A" and double its capacity and improve service and comfort at the airport. The area of the Terminal "A" has increased by 9 500 sq m and now is a total of 23 700 sq. m.
"We decided to expand the international terminal so that the Kyiv residents and guests of the city would not stand in queues during peak hours. Our group systematically reinvests profits in the development of the airport and has invested 630 million hryvnias only in the current reconstruction of the new terminal. By our example, we want to show the effectiveness of public and private partnership, especially in infrastructure projects of international importance", - said the founder of the investment group UFuture Vasily Khmelnitsky.
On the ground floor of the new wing of the terminal, there will be 18 check-in counters and 9 points of aviation security supervision. On the first floor there will be 18 counters of border control. In the new wing of the terminal a large Duty Free shop, WOG cafe, Spanish restaurant Bellota, restaurant Varenik Fly with Ukrainian dishes, fast food Market Plaza, a few souvenir shops will be opened.
In addition, a new parking lot for 135 parking spaces was built on the forecourt in front of the new wing of Terminal "A", which will increase the airport parking by almost 40%.
The amount of investments involved to the project is estimated at 630 million UAH.
The opening of the updated Terminal is a gift not only to the people of Kyiv and passengers, but also to the airport itself, because the day after the grand opening, on May 25, the airport "Kyiv" turns 95 years old!
On May 20, 2019 international airport "Kyiv" served a millionth passenger since the beginning of 2019. The plans are to serve 3 million passengers by the end of the year.