Thanks to Kyiv Boryspil’s decisive shift to charter flights, Ukraine’s largest airport has broken into the ranks of Europe’s 15 busiest airports for the first time,

reports Airports Council International Europe. Tracking the January-April passenger traffic at 341 of Europe’s busiest airports, the Council put Boryspil in 14th place — ahead of airports for such cities as Munich, Rome, Vienna and Warsaw. Charter passenger traffic doubled at Boryspil for the first five months of this year. Vladimir Zhmak, the airport director, said Boryspil has restored 60% of its flights, compared to 2019. For the airports of the 41-nation Eurocontrol organization, the comparative figure is 39%.