In August 2021, Kharkiv International Airport handled a record number of passengers since its reconstruction in 2012 despite quarantine restrictions. Overall, 157 thousand people used the airport’s services, 12% up from the pre-quarantine 2019. International passenger traffic amounted to 145,2 thousand (23% up).

Monthly passenger traffic (’000 people)

August 2019August 2020August 2021Change against 2020Change against 2019
International118,488,9145,263%23%
Domestic21,410,811,89%-45%
Total139,899,7157,057%12%

The airport saw 637 departures in August 2021, 21% up from 2019. Of the total, 433 were international and 204 domestic. The most popular destinations were Antalya, Istanbul, Tivat, Boryspil, and Bodrum.

Monthly departures

August 2019August 2020August 2021Change against 2020Change against 2019
International39329243348%10%
Domestic13516120427%51%
Total52845363741%21%

Summer figures

In summer, the airport showed positive dynamics, rebounding to pre-quarantine levels and even exceeding them. Summer flights carried 432 thousand people in total, 9% up from 2019, mainly on higher international traffic.

Summer passenger traffic (’000 people)

201920202021Change against 2020Change against 2019
International331,1135,2397,7194%20%
Domestic64,420,234,370%-47%
Total395,5155,4432,0178%9%

Overall, 1,837 departures were seen in summer, 17% up from the pre-quarantine 2019. Domestic flights increased by 38%, and international ones by 9%. The top destination list was the same as in August. Most flights from Kharkiv were bound to Antalya, Istanbul, Boryspil, Tivat, Bodrum, Dalaman, Sharm El Sheikh, Batumi, Larnaca, and Odesa.

Summer departures

201920202021Change against 2020Change against 2019
International11115311208127%9%
Domestic45747462933%38%
Total15681005183783%17%

Positive dynamics are expected to continue into autumn and winter, with the announcement of flight re-launches and new destinations already in the works. Stay tuned for updates.

August 2021 saw the highest traffic in Kharkiv International Airports modern history despite quarantine restrictions.