Air passenger volumes at Kyiv Sikorsky, the capital’s right bank airport, have fallen to fourth place nationwide,

after Kyiv Boryspil, Lviv and Kharkiv. From January to June, Kyiv Sikorsky, a Wizz Air hub, carried 337,344 passengers – 25% the 1.3 million carried during the first half of 2019, the most recent pre-pandemic year. Planning for better days, the Kyiv City Council last week approved the transfer of 13 hectares to allow Sikorsky a 500-meter runway expansion. The airport is to be closed for much of 2023 for construction.