Boryspil International Airport is a civil government-operated public airport serving the city of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The airport is located in Boryspil, about 29 kilometres or 18 miles east of Kiev, residing at an elevation of 130 metres or 427 feet above mean sea level. As Ukraine’s largest international airport, it accounts for 65% of the country’s passenger air traffic, including all the intercontinental flights and most of the international flights. Boryspil International Airport operates with two concrete runways. The other passenger airport that serves Kiev is the smaller Zhulyany Airport.
Where to go
Boryspil International Airport has local flights between Kiev and other cities in Ukraine, such as Lviv and Odessa. Lviv in western Ukraine is the centre of the historical region of Galicia and is one of the major cultural centres of the country. The historical heart of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is populated with beautiful old buildings and cobblestone streets that date back to the Soviet and German occupations in World War II. Visiting Kiev at any time of the year will welcome tourists with its cultural richness, reflected by its creative unions and artistic activities, with more than a hundred festivals celebrated annually. The city is also home to around 60 museums and 10 theatres.
From Kiev, short-haul international destinations that can be reached include Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sharjah, Almaty, Astana, Riga, Paris, Vienna, Baku, Minsk, London, Prague, Athens, Tallinn, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Frankfurt, and Amman, to name a few. Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates is one of the country’s major centres for culture and industry, focusing on Islamic tourism. Visitors to Sharjah should be aware that sale and consumption of alcoholic beverage is not allowed in the emirate without possession of an alcohol licence. Alcoholic beverage is also not served in hotels, restaurants, and other outlets within Sharjah. Explorers of Sharjah should include its museums in the itinerary, as they cover several areas, including archaeology, natural history, science, arts, heritage, Islamic art, and culture. Some of the most prominent landmarks in the city are the covered souks that feature breath-taking Islamic design, and the recreational areas and public parks including Al Montazah Fun Park and Al Buheirah Corniche. Mosques here are also worth seeing for their elegant façade.
Boryspil International Airport also operates flights to a number of long-haul destinations, such as Bangkok, Beijing, and New York. New York City in the U.S. state of New York is a must visit, as it is one of the most influential cities in the world, among other reasons. The city was even described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Receiving an estimate of 56 million tourists in 2014, New York City is home to many world-famous landmarks and some of the most visited tourist attraction in the world. In New York City, tourists will find the Statue of Liberty and the brightly illuminated Times Square, one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the world.
How to get out
Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, Ukraine serves as the main hub for Ukraine International Airlines and a focus city for Windrose Airlines. The busiest routes out of the airport are Moscow, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, and London.
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