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 of this month to 2019.

The number of international flights from the airport in May accounted for 95% of the indicator as of 2019. Around 88,700 passengers travelled on 318 international route flights. The domestic flight number increased by 6% and reached 154 flights: around 7,200 passengers travelled by plane inside the country.

In total, the airport had 472 departures which is only 8 flights less than in May of the pre-quarantine period.

Monthly passenger traffic (’000 people)

May 2019May 2021The change

Antalya, Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh, Kyiv, and Hurghada were the top destinations. Ukrainians opened the holiday season and actively flew to Turkey and Egypt.

Monthly departure

May 2019May 2021The change

Routes launched in May

In May, SkyUp Airlines and Wizz Air launched three regular routes from Kharkiv to resort destinations:

Larnaca (Cyprus) is from UAH 2,132 at SkyUp Airlines and UAH 939 at Wizz Air;

Batumi (Georgia) is from UAH 2,485 at SkyUp Airlines;

Tirana (Albania) is from UAH 2,431 at SkyUp Airlines.

The price is for a one-way ticket which does not include luggage.

In addition, there are other available regular flights from Kharkiv during the summer season: to Tivat (Montenegro), Burgas (Bulgaria), Tbilisi (Georgia), Bodrum, Istanbul (Turkey), Odesa, and Kyiv, and charter flights to the cities of Turkey and Egypt. The tickets are available for purchase on airlines’ websites, the airport’s website, tour operators, and from the ticket office at 0-800-303-803.


Before planning to go abroad, check the country’s travel guidelines and Ukraine’s entry requirements.

Общий пассажиропоток мая достиг 84% от докарантинного периода.