After two months of quarantine, airlines are resuming and operating new flights from Kharkiv airport.
According to the airport’s press service, 54,000 passengers benefited from its services in July. Approximately 45,800 people flew overseas while 8,200 traveled by air within Ukraine. To compare, only 1,600 passengers traveled from the airport in June.
During the first six months of 2020, passenger traffic declined by 53 percent from the same period in 2019 totaling 324,300 people. The overall number of flights amounted to 1,672 which is 44 percent less than in the same period last year.
In July, the total number of flights comprised 407, approximately 23 percent less than in July 2019. Air carriers performed 218 international and 189 domestic flights.
Within two months, Ryanair and Pegasus airlines resumed their scheduled services. Azur Air Ukraine, Ukraine International Airlines, SkyUp and Windrose have opened charter flights. Wizz Air has launched new routes to Berlin (Schoenfeld), Germany, and Tallinn, Estonia, and Ryanair – to Milan (Bergamo), Italy.
Since August 2, Turkish Airlines resumed flights to Istanbul, Turkey, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From October 26, Wizz Air will operate flights from Kharkiv to Italian cities Milan (Malpensa) and Venice (Treviso) from March 30, 2021.
Text: Natalia Ivanova
Photo: Kharkiv airport