In June, Kharkiv International Airport resumed operation after a quarantine pause. Flights to Kyiv (Windrose Airlines, SkyUp Airlines), Minsk (Belavia), and Budapest (Wizz Air) were restored. The airport handled 1,600 passengers that month: 0,5 thousand on international flights, and 1,1 thousand in the domestic one. For comparison, the June 2019 passenger traffic was at 124,4 thousand.

The number of flights decreased, too: in the international segment, the slump was as big as by 94%: 345 international flights departed in June 2019, against just 21 over the same month this year. The drop in the domestic one was not as significant at 25%. In June 2019, 165 domestic flights were carried from Kharkiv International Airport, against 124 this past month.

Passenger flow during one month (thou.)

June 2019June 2020The change
International102,5 0,5-100%
Domestic21,91,1-95%
Total124,41,6-99%

The number of departures during one month

June 2019June 2020The change
International34521-94%
Domestic165124-25%
Total510145-72%

Passenger flow during 6 months (thou.)

20192020The change
International446,9225,4-50%
Domestic105,644,8-58%
Total552,5270,2-51%

The number of departures during 6 months

20192020The change
International1662843-49%
Domestic816422-48%
Total2 4781 265-49%

The H1 2020 passenger traffic totalled 270,2 thousand, 51% down year-on-year. Over this period, the airport saw 1,265 flight departures, 49% down.

However, several direct flights attractive to passengers were launched and resumed in June, the destinations being Antalya, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Dortmund, Katowice, Kraków, Odesa, and Istanbul. Also, new routes from Kharkiv International Airport to Berlin, Tallinn, and Milano (Bergamo) were opened. Flights to tourist destinations (Bodrum, Dalaman, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Tivat, and Tirana) are expected to begin soon.

As reported earlier, all quarantine-time flights from the Kharkiv International Airport fully comply with COVID-19 prevention regulations. Before visiting the airport, please see our rules for safe and comfortable flights.

In June, Kyiv-, Minsk-, and Budapest-bound flights were carried from the Kharkiv International Airport.