According to the Kharkiv Airport press-service, passenger traffic increased by 59 percent compared to the same period in 2018 and totaled 115,200 people in November.
During 2019, traffic flow continued growing due to the expansion of flight geography, lead the airport to the number of achievements.
On October 2, passenger traffic to Kharkiv Airport reached a record high of 1 million passengers per year for the first time.
This record made it possible for the airport to be placed in the top-5 airports capable of handling up to 5 million passengers annually. Airports Council International Europe confirmed this achievement in its report.
In December, Kharkiv Airport became the winner of the National Aviation Security Contest. Airport’s operators of the aviation safety team became ultimate winners of the nomination and brilliantly passed all three contest’s stages.
The airport provides seasonal winter flights for every taste and budget. SkyUp Airlines operates flights to Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesdays and Fridays, Georgian capital Tbilisi on Tuesdays and Fridays, the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, on Thursdays and Sundays and Ukrainian “city of lions” Lviv on Thursdays and Sundays. Ryanair, an Irish low -cost airline, performs flights to the Hungarian capital Budapest on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Air carriers will cheer travelers with new destinations in spring and summer. From March 29, 2020, Ryanair will launch flights to Warsaw, Poland, twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays.
SkyUp Airlines comes with pleasant surprises for all those who are looking forward to traveling to warm places.
From March 29, 2020, seasonal flights to Tbilisi, Georgia, will depart on Mondays and Thursdays. On the same day, flights to Tel-Aviv, Israel, will be launched twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays. Burgas, the city on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, will welcome Kharkivites from June 2, 2020, on Tuesdays. From May 29, Ukrainian airline starts a flight to another Georgian city Batumi on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Italian low-cost air carrier Ernest Airlines temporary canceled flights to Italian cities Rome and Milan due to the decrease in passenger traffic in the winter. The last flight to Rome in the winter period will be performed on December 28, 2019, and January 4, 2020, and to Milan – on December 29, 2019, on January 5 and 12, 2020.
This year, the most popular destinations were Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Istanbul (Turkey), Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice (Poland), Vienna, (Austria), Sharjah (the United Arab Emirates) and Prague (the Czech Republic).
Notably, Kharkiv airport was opened on December 6, 1932, and this year it celebrates its 87th anniversary. In spite of its age, it strives for new achievements and Kharkivites anticipate opening new routes from their native city.
Text: Natalia Ivanova
Photo: Kharkiv Airport