News Society, 10/06/2019

Air Passenger Traffic Increases at Kharkiv Airport

According to Kharkiv International Airport’s press-service, passenger traffic reached 114,000 people in May, 28 percent higher than last year at this time.

Last month, the air carries operated 480 flights from Kharkiv airport, up to 21 percent more than compared to the same period in 2018. Top flight destinations were Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Istanbul and Antalya, Turkey. Kharkiv residents also traveled to Austrian capital Vienna, Dortmund in Germany, Polish Warsaw, Wroclaw and Gdansk. Ukrainian capital Kyiv remained a popular destination as always.

A total of 428,200 passengers have used the service of the airport in the first five months of 2019 which is 31 percent more than in the same period of 2018. The number of flights increased by 19 percent amounting to 1,968.

A number of new international flights started operating from Kharkiv airport in May. Since May 3, Azerbaijan air carrier Buta Airways has performed direct flights to Baku, Azerbaijan. The flights are performed twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Since May 25, SkyUp Airlines has launched new flights to Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The same air carrier has launched flights to Larnaca, Cyprus, since May 30 on Thursdays. Following the end of May, Azur Air Ukraine has started operating flights to Bodrum and Dalaman, Turkey.

Since the beginning of June, SkyUp Airlines has launched international flights to Monastir, Tunisia, on Mondays, Rimini, Italy, on Sundays and Kutaisi, Georgia, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The airline also started operating domestic flights to Odesa on Thursdays and Sundays.

From June 11, SkyUp Airlines will operate flights to the French capital Paris on Tuesdays and Fridays from €90 (approximately 2,700 UAH). From June 17, Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, will perform flights to Polish Krakow on Mondays and Fridays. From August 2, Wizz Air airlines are operating flights to the same city 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