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New Terminal D opened in Boryspil

The unveiling of new Terminal D at Boryspil Airport in Ukraine’s capital is another small victory in preparation for Euro-2012, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych emphasized at the festive ceremony of inauguration of the new air terminal complex of country’s main air gate which took place on Monday, 28 May. According to him, Euro is the project that had has given Ukraine a chance to demonstrate its capacities. Other participants of the festivities were Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov, Director-General of the Boryspil International Airport state enterprise Anton Volov, Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov and other guests.

“We have managed to do everything to not let down those who had entrusted hosting the championship to our country: first of all, UEFA and those who supported this idea. We have done everything for making this fest come true. We also understand that this work unites the country. This is an investment for future generations who will live and operate these objects,” Viktor Yanukovych emphasized.
The head of state has thanked and congratulated everyone who had taken part in the implementation of this project: architects, construction workers and engineers, and wished comfortable and high-quality services to passengers.

Terminal complex D at Boryspil International Airport will become the largest one in Ukraine and will be able to provide services to 15 million passengers annually. Its area is 107,000 sq.m. Construction of the object began in November 2008. The cost of the project is 4.8 billion hryvnyas with the involvement of foreign investments.

The departure area of the new air terminal complex has 61 check-in stands, 18 air security control checkpoints and 28 passport control booths. The flight waiting gallery in the departures area is 870 metres long. To make passenger transfers comfortable, the air terminal complex has been equipped with a travelator system for the first time in Ukraine: these are moving passenger walkways, the speed of their movement being 0.5 m/sec. The length of travelator walkways is from 28 metres to 58 metres.

The baggage handling system envisaged five levels of air security control. Throughput capacity of the system is over 3,000 units per hour. The length of the baggage belt is 10 kilometers. The system is fully automated, and this enables it to minimize human factor and to increase quality and speed of baggage handling.

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