In November 2021, Kharkiv International Airport launched and restored flights on domestic and European routes, welcomed its 1-millionth passenger, and continued to grow.
The month’s passenger traffic totalled 92,000, 155% up from November 2020’s 36,100. International flights carried 84,300 people in total, and domestic ones 7,700.Departure count grew by 75% year-on-year from 249 to 436, including 288 international and 148 domestic flights. The month’s five top destinations among Kharkiv passengers were Sharm El Sheikh, Istanbul, Kyiv, Marsa Alam, and Budapest.
In early November, Kharkiv International Airport welcomed its 1-millionth passenger in 2021, evoking the feeling that the passenger traffic was firmly on the track to pre-pandemic levels. In January-November, a total of 1,068,200 people used Kharkiv International Airport’s services, 71% up from the same time last year. Flight count grew by 50% to 4,860.
Even more opportunities for convenient travel from Kharkiv appeared in November.
After a pause, six European destinations on Ryanair’s routes became available again to passengers flying from Kharkiv: Vilnius, Warsaw (Modlin Airport), Kraków, Poznań, Milan (Bergamo Airport), and Budapest. Meanwhile, Wizz Air restored its Budapest- and Vienna-bound flights and reinforced its route portfolio with Kharkiv–Milan and Kharkiv–Rome trips. The first flights on the new routes were carried in early November.
November saw the launch of additional flights in one of the most popular directions—Turkey. Turkish Airlines started carrying flights from Kharkiv nine times a week.
Also, Kharkiv International Airport announced its cooperation with a new carrier. Ukraine’s Air Ocean Airlines will launch its flights on the Kharkiv–Lviv route on 12 December. The company is also planning to organize air travel between Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities.