International airport “Kharkiv” has summarized the results of its operation in January-April 2014. The whole quantity of flights in that period was 1372, up 6% compared to the prior year – 1292. The quantity of domestic flights decreased by 10% compared to 2013 – 452 and 501 flights accordingly. But on international destinations we can see a positive dynamic: 920 flights were operated from January till April 2014, up 16% compared to 2013 (791 flights).
International airport “Kharkiv” continues increasing its passenger traffic. In particular, in January-April 2014 this rate was 158 000 passengers (up 10% compared to the prior year). In 2014 the trend of decrease of demand on domestic flights is holding. In 2013 24 000 passengers used the services of domestic flights, when in 2014 – 20 000 (down 18%). But the passenger traffic on international destinations increased by 15% – from 120 000 passengers up to 139 000 in 2014.
In the new spring-summer season International airport “Kharkiv” continues expanding an international route network. In particular, from the end of May Greek ELLINAIR airlines starts flying to Saloniki from Kharkiv, UIA launches flights to Barcelona and Batumi.
Furthermore the airport offers flights to traditional resort destinations, such as Arad Emirates (Dubai), Greece (Heraklion), Turkey (Antalya), Tunisia (Monastir), Montenegro (Tivat). Also there is a very popular low-cost flight between Kharkiv and Warsaw operated by Wizz Air, it was launched last year.