“In August, passenger traffic rose 71 percent, 86 percent of flights were restored compared to the same period in 2019,” informs the Kharkiv airport’s press-service.
During the past three months after quarantine mitigation, a total of 155,300 passengers traveled through the airport, the air carries operated 1,005 flights from Kharkiv.
Top-flight destinations include Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Istanbul and Antalya, Turkey, Kyiv and Odesa.
On September 16, Ukraine International Airlines resumed flights to Tel-Aviv, Israel. Flights from the Kharkiv airport are operated on Wednesdays in September and on Sundays in October. Return flights from Tel-Aviv are available on Thursdays in September and on Mondays in October. Travelers should look through arrangements for entering Israel for Ukrainians before the trip.
From October 28, SkyUp Airlines will launch flights to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. On arrival to the destination, Ukrainian travelers must submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19, purchase a health insurance policy, download and register for the COVID-19 DXB smart application.
Wizz Air will temporarily cancel flights to three destinations: Katowice (Poland), Budapest (Hungary) and Tivat (Montenegro) from October to March.
Since August 28, the entry to Ukraine has been limited for foreigners and stateless people. The restriction will remain in force until September 28. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the decision responding to the sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. However, the restriction does not apply to certain categories of foreign residents.
Text: Natalia Ivanova
Photo: Kharkiv Airport