✅ Trip Verified
| Have been through this airport around ten times this year alone. One of the most horrible ones I have seen in my whole life. Obviously, the airport belongs/is managed by the owners of Ukrainian International Airlines, so monopoly is the key word for the airport. Positives - rather spacious and clean, sufficient number of toilets, though very limited number of seats on the land side, free Wi-Fi, though you have to re-log every 15min or so. Personal announcements for late passengers, fast security control, but - always queues at the border, there you lose what you have gained at the security. Unfriendly and sometimes plainly impolite staff: no smiles, please or thank you, no reply to hello, expressions like 'Male, come here' (in Russian) commonly. From my experience I can assure even if you can speak some Russian (or Ukrainian), better opt for English as the attitude will be slightly more dignified, greatly overpriced public transportation: the only option is Skybus (No. 322) at UAH 60 to the nearest underground station, UAH 100 downtown (for comparison, a single underground ride is UAH 5), the busses are oldish, rather dirty, no conditioning, power sockets or WiFi). Greatly overpriced food, for instance, fish & chips at UAH 450/EUR 15, no food options at the domestic departures (save from some vending machines), boarding mostly by bus (10 air-bridges for a 10 million ppa airport is by far too few), the busses lack conditioning, and diesel engines are left running while at the gate). Additional security check (security arches and luggage scanners) at the airport building entrances, additional security check in the international transit corridor, long queues common, - no domestic-to-international or vice versa transit possible, the only way is leaving and re-entering the air-side. Slow checked-in luggage delivery, - highly obtrusive taxi service offers right after you exit the air-side, - a single hotel (*** displayed, actually even not full **), construction work (a multi-storey parking lot?) going on for years.