News, 25/02/2021

Air Carriers Resume Long-Awaited Flights from Kharkiv Airport

“Ukrainian and international airline operators are going to resume and open new flights from Kharkiv,” informs the airport’s press-service.

Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines has already started ticket sales on four new routes: Bratislava (Slovakia), Rhodes and Heraklion (Greece) and Larnaca (Cyprus). Flights will start operating in April-May.

Tours to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada (Egypt) and Istanbul (Turkey) are available for tourists from March. Flights to Antalya and Bodrum (Turkey) will also be launched in April. Countries are open to travel but require certain rules to be followed.

Passengers are allowed to enter Turkey after providing a certificate of a negative PCR test result, made no later than 72 hours before crossing the border. Children under the age of six do not need the test. In addition, the passenger must purchase an insurance policy for COVID-19. This can be done online when purchasing air tickets or at the airport in Turkey upon arrival. Passengers arriving in Egypt must also provide a negative test result for COVID-19, taken no later than 72 hours before crossing the border.

SkyUp will open seasonal flights to the Albanian capital Tirana from May 31 on Mondays and Thursdays.

Also, from March 5, pre-quarantine flights will be renewed from the airport. SkyUp Airlines, Wizz Air and Ryanair will again launch flights to 18 popular destinations:

  • Poland: Wroclaw, Gdansk, Krakow and Poznan;
  • Italy: Rimini and Venice;
  • Germany: Berlin and Dortmund;
  • European capitals: Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Tallinn (Estonia), Vilnius (Lithuania);
  • Popular tourist destinations: Barcelona (Spain), Batumi (Georgia), Burgas (Bulgaria).

“Restrictions on entry into those countries for some categories of citizens continue to operate,” the airport points out. Before planning a trip, passengers are advised to check the rules for visiting the required country and the rules for entering Ukraine.

According to the airport’s press service, 35,600 passengers benefited from its services in January. It is only 32 percent of the passenger traffic from the same period in 2020. The total number of flights comprised 208 which is 48 percent of the number of flights compared to January 2020.

The most popular destinations in January were: Istanbul and Kayseri (Turkey), Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Krakow (Poland) and Kyiv.

Text: Natalia Ivanova