In April 2021, 59.2 thousand passengers used Kharkiv International Airport’s services. International and domestic passenger traffics amounted to 53.3 thousand and 5.9 thousand people, respectively. We managed to restore 64% of the total and 71% of international passenger traffic we had before the quarantine in 2019. To recap, airlines did not operate flights due to the lockdown last year in April.
The number of flights in April 2021 amounted to 299, i.e. 72% of the figures in 2019: 184 international and 115 domestic ones. The portion of international flights reached 65% of the pre-quarantine period. Sharm el-Sheikh, Istanbul, Kyiv, Hurghada, and Antalya were the top destinations.
New and resumed destinations in April
Over the past month, Kharkiv International Airport has resumed several regular flights. SkyUp Airlines now operates flights to Batumi and Tbilisi (Georgia). Wizz Air has resumed operating regular flights to Dortmund (Germany). Travellers can buy tickets for these flights at the airlines’ websites and at the airport ticket offices by calling 0-800-303-803.
Also, SkyUp Airlines has launched a new destination to Istanbul. The airline has already been operating flights three times a week: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines operate flights to Istanbul from Kharkiv International Airport as well. Starting from April, charter flights are available to other cities in Turkey: Kharkiv—Antalya and Kharkiv—Nevsehir.
To recap, Turkey is open to Ukrainian tourists, while mandatory PCR tests for entering the country will be abolished on 17 May.