From January to September the passenger flow of International airport “Kharkov” was 383 500 people, that is 58% more than in previous year. Vladyslav Ilyin, Head of commercial department, told that most passengers were on international flights. During 9 months its quantity increased up to 65.2% – 305 500 people. The quantity of passengers served by International airport “Kharkov” on domestic flights from the beginning of the year is 78 000 people that is 34.7% more than in previous year. From January to September 2012 the airport served 3 870 departure flights (+27.3%): international – 2 326 (+45.2%) and domestic – 1 544 (+7.3%).
It’s indicative that positive dynamic isn’t only a consequence of an active airport operating during Euro-2012. Stable increase of passenger flow has been always fixed. So, in September its increase was 53.3% in relation to the first autumn month of 2011 (53 200 people against 34 700). International airport “Kharkov” served 43 600 passengers on international flights (+65.2%) and 9 500 – on domestic ones (+14.5%). In September 543 flights were operated from the airport, among them 300 international flights (+30%) and 243 domestic flights (+24%).
International airport “Kharkov” (http://hrk.aero/) – one of the key objects of the capital Slobozhanshchina, reconstructed at the present time in preparation for the finals of European Football Championship in 2012. Start of large-scale project was given on April 1, 2008, when the company “New Systems AM” (a group of DCH, the owner – a well-known Ukrainian businessman, investor and general coordinator of Kharkov’s preparations for Euro 2012, the president of FC “Metalist” Alexander Yaroslavsky) won the competition for long-term rent integral property complex of Kharkov airport.
Reconstruction of the International Airport “Kharkov” is in the format of public-private partnership. The total investment in the project by Alexander Yaroslavsky was $ 107.2 million (airport terminal and surrounding areas). The amount of funding allocated from the State budget for the reconstruction of the airport complex (including construction and airfield control tower) – $ 191.3 million.