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.
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
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.
The check in counters are simple but in good number, the luggage is simply weighted on a normal balance.
Once the boarding card is issued, your luggage will be taken by some man and brought to the plane.
In the “hall” there are is also a king of waiting room and some vending machines (ex. the one for to recharge the phone).
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” .
This door leads to an open air area that connect with another building where the controls will take place.
– 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)
After these controls you will finally reach the waiting room where you can wait for the boarding time.
Since there are not other planes, the take off is quite fast.
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