In October 2020, passenger traffic at the Kharkiv International Airport was 53% of the October 2019 figure. The slump is due to the new COVID-19 wave and the end of the holiday season. Overall, 74,300 people were carried, including 68,000 on international flights, and 6,300 on domestic ones.

October’s top destinations

The airport saw 403 departures in October, 26% down year-on-year, including 213 and 190 domestic flights. Domestic flight departures even showed growth by 23%.

Antalya, Istanbul, Sharm El-Sheikh, Kyiv, and Dalaman were the most popular destinations. During the quarantine, Turkey and Egypt have become a viable alternative to tourist trips in Europe for Ukrainians. As of November 6, these countries were still in the green zone and have no stringent limitations as to admission.

Passenger flow during one month (thou.)

October 2019October 2020The change
International118,468,0-43%
Domestic22,16,3-71%
Total140,574,3-47%

The number of departures during one month

October 2019October 2020The change
International393213-46%
Domestic15519023%
Total548403-26%

Annual figures

Ten-month passenger traffic was also at 53% of the figure seen over the same period last year: 558,500 people were carried, against over a million in 2019.

In January-October, the airport saw 2,992 departures, international flights accounting for two-thirds of the total.

Passenger flow during 10 months (thou.)

20192020The change
International919,3510,9-44%
Domestic192,877,6-60%
Total1112,1588,5-47%

The number of departures during 10 months

20192020The change
International3 2241 828-43%
Domestic1 4381 164-19%
Total4 6622 992-36%

Winter offering

During the New Year season, daily flights to Sharm El-Sheikh will be carried by Azur Air Ukraine, Skyup Airlines, and UIA; daily flights to Istanbul by Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines; and Tuesday flights to Kayseri, which is near the Erciyes ski resort, by UIA. Ticket reservations are available by phone at 0 800 303 803.

October 2020 passenger traffic was at 53% of the October 2019 level.