According to Kharkiv International Airport’s press-service, passenger traffic reached 83,400 people in March, which is 42 percent higher than this time last year.
During last month, the airlines operated 427 flights from Kharkiv airport, up more than 37 percent, compared to the same period in 2018. Top flight destinations were Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, performed by SkyUp, Azur Air Ukraine, Windrose and Ukraine International Airline air carriers, and Istanbul, Turkey, delivered by Turkish Airlines and Pegasus. Kharkivites also traveled to Austrian capital Vienna, Dortmund in Germany, Polish Wroclaw, Katowice, Gdansk, conducted by WizzAir, and Warsaw Poland, operated by LOT Polish Airlines. Among Kharkiv residents’ preferred destinations are also Kyiv and Minsk, Belarus, performed by UIA and Belavia respectively.
Approximately 67,000 passengers flew overseas from Kharkiv airport in March. Traffic flow doubled compared to the same period last year. Also, 16,600 passengers took domestic flights, which is 8 percent higher than this time in 2018.
Three new international flights started operating from Kharkiv airport in March. Since March 2, Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines has performed seasonal flights to Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. On March 12, the Italian low-cost air carrier Ernest Airlines opened new routes to Rome and Milan, Italy.
From March 31, seasonal flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, will be resumed. They will be performed by Ukraine International Airlines on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Since March 19, tickets to four new destinations have been available on SkyUp air carrier website including Barcelona in Spain, Larnaca in Cyprus, Rimini in Italy and Kutaisi in Georgia.
From October 27, Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, will start a new route to Poznan, Poland, twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays from €28 (approximately 840 UAH).
Text: Natalia Ivanova