Zhulyany airport, Kiev

Zhulyany Airport (IEV) is the old airport of the capital. It has been abandoned for years by the major airlines which have opted for the well-known and most modern airport located in Boryspol (KBP), outside Kiev.

That was until March 27th 2011 when the Wizz Air flights were moved from Terminal F of Kiev Boryspil to Zhuliani, which is a good airport for low cost companies.

Airport ZhulianiAirport Zhulyany di Kiev

How to reach the airport

– From the main station: Trolleybus 9
– Form the trade center Boshevik (metro Shulyavskaya), trolleybus 22 o mashrutka taxi 213
– Metro Petrovka, mashrutka taxi 499, 496
– Metro Kontraktovaya plosha, mashrutka taxi 302

Zhuliani trolleyTrolley Zhuliani

From the railway station is possible to reach the airport by car in just 15 – 20 mins.

The Check – in

Just inside the terminal you will find the check in counters in a corridor on the left.

ZhulyanyInside the airport

The check in counters are simple but in good number, the luggage is simply weighted on a normal balance.

Zhulyany Check - inArea Check – in (notice the balances)

Once the boarding card is issued, your luggage will be taken by some man and brought to the plane.

Zhulyany check inCheck – in counters

In the “hall” there are is also a king of waiting room and some vending machines (ex. the one for to recharge the phone).

Zhuliani waiting roomwaiting room Zhuliani

Passport control and security checks

With your boarding card you can proceed to the boarding room through a door with a large sign “Wizz Air Boarding” .

Zhulyany BoardingDoor which lead to the security check

This door leads to an open air area that connect with another building where the controls will take place.


ZhulyanyFrom that door you will reach the controls zone

– Security check, here will be checked your luggage
– Passport control, they will put the stamp on your passport (the immigration card is not more required)

Boarding area

After these controls you will finally reach the waiting room where you can wait for the boarding time.

Boarding Zhulianiboarding area Zhuliani

Since there are not other planes, the take off is quite fast.

Wizz Air planesWizz Air planes

In the waiting room should be also a Duty free. (the airport was partially renewed with the coming of Wizz Air)

For to know more

Official site of Zhulyany airport: http://www.airport.kiev.ua