After the quarantine break, the airport’s passenger flow has been growing every month. In July 2020, it amounted to 54 thousand people, in August—already to 99.6 thousand people. Compared to August 2019, it is only 29% less. The most popular destinations of the month were Antalya, Istanbul, Sharm El-Sheikh, Odesa, Kyiv, Dalaman, Bodrum, Wroclaw, Tivat, and Gdansk, mostly holiday destinations. A total of 452 departures were made from Kharkiv Airport in August: 292 international and 161 domestic.

On August 28, the entry of foreigners into Ukraine was temporarily restricted. The ban is due to the rapid increase in cases of COVID-19 and will be effective until 00:00 on 28 September. An extensive list of passengers not affected by the ban is specified here.

At the same time, airlines continue to resume and announce new flights. On 2 August, Turkish Airlines resumed regular flights from Kharkiv to Istanbul performed four times a week.

Ukrainian low-cost airline SkyUp Airlines has opened ticket sales for the winter season to Dubai, Prague, and Paris. These flights will start in October.

Wizz Air has opened ticket sales to Milan (Malpensa) and Venice (Treviso). Flights to Milan will begin in October, to Venice—in March 2021.

Passenger flow during one month (thou.)

August 2019August 2020The change
International118,9 88,8-25%
Domestic21,410,8-50%
Total140,399,6-29%

The number of departures during one month

August 2019August 2020The change
International393292-26%
Domestic13516119%
Total528453-14%

Passenger flow during 8 months (thou.)

20192020The change
International675,5360,2-47%
Domestic148,163,8-57%
Total823,6424,0-49%

The number of departures during 8 months

20192020The change
International2 4281 353-44%
Domestic1 108772-30%
Total3 5362 125-40%

In the first eight months of 2020, 424 thousand passengers used the airport’s services, which is 47% less than in the same period last year. The number of departures decreased by 40% and amounted to 2125.

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 the rules for safe and comfortable flights. Returning from the red zone countries, you can undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival at the airport’s terminal.

Ticket sales now open: SkyUp to Dubai, Prague, and Paris; Wizz Air to Milan and Venice.