In December, passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport reached 113,5 thousand, an increase of 46% year-on-year from 77,8 thousand. The airport handled 94,1 thousandinternational passengers and 19,4 thousand domestic passengers—58% and 6% up respectively.

In December 2019, airlines delivered 452 departures from Kharkiv Airport, a rise by 32% year-on-year, the most popular destinations being Sharm el-Sheikh, Istanbul, Kyiv, Kraków, Warsaw, Vienna, Gdańsk, Prague, Wrocław, and Dortmund.

In 2019, the airport’s services were used by 1.3 million passengers—40% more than over the previous year. Annual flight traffic rose by 20% to 5,590. As reported earlier, in 2019 passenger traffic in Kharkiv International Airport exceeded 1 million for the first time in its contemporary history.

Passenger flow during one month (thou.)

December 2018December 2019The change
International59,5 94,158%
Domestic18,319,46%
Total77,8113,546%

The number of departures during one month

December 2018December 2019The change
International24332634%
Domestic9912627%
Total34245232%

Passenger flow during 12 months (thou.)

20182019The change
International759,41 108,846%
Domestic202,2232,015%
Total961,61 340,840%

The number of departures during 12 months

20182019The change
International3 1393 87724%
Domestic1 5141 71313%
Total4 6535 59020%

Kharkiv-Budapest will be the first new route to be made available to Kharkiv residents and visitors in 2020—Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to launch direct flights to this city on 16 January. The tickets are available already on the carrier’s website and at the airport’s ticket office.

Alongside with organizing winter flights, airlines have started preparing for the summer season. SkyUp Airlines has already launched ticket sales for direct flights to Batumi, Burgas, Tel-Aviv, Tbilisi, Larnaca, Barcelona, Paris (Beauvais), Prague, and Rimini. The tickets are available on the carrier’s website and at the airport’s ticket office.

Kharkiv International Airport handled 5,590 flights in 2019.