Vaccination or test certificates now mandatory: new domestic flight regulations

Starting 21 October, domestic passenger transportation regulations come into force in Ukraine. They apply to air transport, too. One of the following will thus be required to board a plane: A full COVID-19 vaccination certificate A proof of vaccination if you had only one dose A declaration of the negative result for a COVID-19 PCR [...]

Wizz Air opens scheduled flights from Kharkiv to Greece and the Czech Republic

Wizz Air is preparing to carry flights from Kharkiv to two new destinations: Thessaloniki, Greece, and Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The airline is planning to launch scheduled flights on both routes. Flights to Thessaloniki will start on 29 March 2022. They will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The in-transit time will be 2 hours [...]

Kharkiv International Airport’s September results

In September 2021, passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport reached 142,800, up 59% year on year. As reported earlier, domestic and international flights were resumed as of September 2020. International flights carried 133,500 passengers in total, and domestic ones 9,300. The airport saw 587 flight departures in September, 26% up from September 2020's 465. Antalya, [...]

Kharkiv Plane Spotting Day Takes Place at the Airport

Kharkiv Plane Spotting Day took place on 23 September at Kharkiv International Airport. The airport opened the airfield’s doors to 32 photographers who took pictures at the backstage area of the terminals all day long. Aircraft spotting is a genre of photography where photographers take pictures of planes as close to the spot as possible. [...]

A Maintenance and Repair Station for Boeing and Airbus Airliners to Be Established at Kharkiv International Airport

Avia Solutions Group, one of the leading aerospace service companies, will establish a maintenance and repair station for Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 family airliners at Kharkiv International Airport. Representatives of the airport, the investing company, and the city administration presented the investment project for EUR 24 million.  ‘Avia Solutions Group and its affiliated company FL Technics [...]

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 [...]