Business News, 14/08/2019

Kharkiv Airport Sets Monthly Record

According to Kharkiv International Airport’s press-service, passenger traffic reached 130,700 people in July, 25 percent higher than in the same period last year. For the first time, the airport broke a record surpassing 124,000 passenger numbers within one month.

“During the first seven months of 2019, passenger traffic rose 25 percent from the same period in 2018 totaling 683,300 people. In particular, overseas passenger traffic increased by 25 percent and amounted to 109,700 passengers, domestic flights grew by 23 percent and comprised 21,000.

In July, the air carries operated 531 flights from the airport which is 14 percent more than in the same period last year. Overall, there were 373 international and 158 domestic flights,” Kharkiv International Airport’s press-service informs.

During seven months of 2019, the total number of flights amounted to 3,009 which is 15 percent higher than in the same period last year, including 2,035 international and 974 domestic flights.

Top-flight destinations are traditionally Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Istanbul and Antalya, Turkey, Polish and Ukrainian capitals, Warsaw and Kyiv, respectively.

In addition to launching regular flights to Rimini, Italy, the French capital Paris, Kutaisi, Georgia and Odesa, SkyUp Airlines has announced new destinations in October: the Czech capital Prague and the largest city of western Ukraine Lviv. The flight to Prague will be operated from October 17 twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays.

Since August 2, Wizz Air airlines has started nonstop flights to Krakow, Poland, on Mondays and Fridays. From October 27, Ryanair will start a new route to Poznan, Poland, on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Text: Natalia Ivanova

Photo: Kharkiv Airport