Third runway running race held in Kharkiv International Airport

On 12 September, Kharkiv Airport Run 2021, a traditional annual runway running race, was held in Kharkiv International Airport. It has been the third instalment of the unique event that has not been held in any other Ukrainian airport thus far. Over 900 athletes—professionals and amateurs alike—participated in 5-km and 10-km races this year. On [...]

Kharkiv International Airport’s August passenger traffic hits the highest peak in the airport’s modern history

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 [...]

Kharkiv International Airport’s Performance Figures in July: Passenger Traffic Exceeds Pre-quarantine Results for the Second Time

In July 2021, 147.9 thousand passengers used Kharkiv International Airport’s services. International traffic amounted to 136 thousand passengers, while domestic traffic reached 11.9 thousand passengers. International traffic increased by 24% compared to the pre-quarantine year 2019. The overall figure increased by 13%.  To recap, July 2020 was the second month that saw flights after the [...]

The Government of Ukraine Changes the Border Crossing Rules for Foreign and Ukrainian Citizens

The new rules of entry into Ukraine come into effect on 5 August. They are enshrined in Resolution No. 787 dated 28 July 2021. For foreigners When travelling to Ukraine, foreigners aged over 12 must have a COVID-19 insurance certificate and one of the following documents to cross the border: A negative PCR test for [...]

Kharkiv International Airport’s Results in June: Figures Exceed Those Before the Quarantine for the First Time

In June 2021, Kharkiv International Airport’s traffic totalled 126,900 passengers. That is 5% more than was during the same period in 2019, i.e. before the quarantine when the figures reached 121,400. That is the first time we record improvement since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of outbound flights grew by 15% as well—compared [...]

Kharkiv International Airport Opens Third-Wave IDEALIST Coffee Bars

Kharkiv International Airport has started cooperating with IDEALIST COFFEE CO. It’s a Ukrainian coffee company specializing in roasting beans and operates a chain of 10 coffee bars and cafes around the country. Since May, one of them has been operating at Terminal A on the first floor of the international flight hall. The coffee bar [...]

Kharkiv International Airport Takes Second Place among Ukraine’s Regional Airports

In May 2021, Kharkiv International Airport served 95.9 thousand passengers. That helped it take third place among Ukraine’s airports and second place among regional airports in terms of passenger traffic. According to the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, 1.16 million people used the services of Ukraine’s airports in May. Boryspil International Airport got the largest [...]


On 16 June, the government of Ukraine cancelled mandatory self-isolation for Ukrainian citizens who return from abroad. The rules will apply as long as Ukraine falls within the ‘green’ quarantine zone. Foreigners still need to produce one of three documents to cross the border: a negative PCR test result, a rapid test result, or a [...]

Results of Kharkiv Airport in May: Passenger Traffic Recovered by 84%

In May 2021, passenger traffic of International Airport Kharkiv reached 95,900 which accounts for 84% of the same indicator as of 2019. Every month, the airport is getting closer to the pre-quarantine indicators: airlines launch new routes, and several countries lift restrictions. Last May, domestic and international flights were banned, so we compare the stats [...]


On 7 June, the government of Ukraine changed the border crossing rules for foreigners and Ukrainians. From now on, besides a negative PCR test result, you can produce a rapid test result or a vaccination certificate to enter Ukraine. New entry rules for foreigners What documents should you have on hand? When crossing Ukraine’s border, [...]
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