Zaporizhia International Airport in January-July 2019 served more than 280,000 passengers, which is 27% more than for the same period in 2018.
According to the statistics on the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights for the seven months amounted to 214,000 people (an increase of 28%), on domestic flights some 68,000 people (an increase of 22%).
In July 2019, some 51,000 passengers used the services of the airport, which is 13% more than in July 2018. At the same time, more than 40,000 people were transported on international airlines and almost 11,000 on domestic flights.
“Over the past 11 years, since 2008, when they began to systematically collect statistical data, the largest number of passengers — almost 25,500 people — were carried through Zaporizhia airport for the second summer month … In the same month, the largest number of takeoffs was recorded – 356,” the airport said.
Passenger traffic at Lviv International Airport in January-July 2019 amounted to 1.192 million people, which is 41.2% more than in the same period of 2018, according to the official page of the airport on Facebook.
The number of flights in January-July reached 10,551 (9,086 international, 1,465 domestic), which is 24.4% more than in January-July last year.
In July 2019, some 243,000 passengers (224,400 on international flights and 18,600 on domestic flights) used the airport services, which is 25.8% more than in the same period of 2018.
At the same time, the number of serviced flights last month increased by 20.5%, to 1,933. Some 1,697 passengers were transported on international flights and 236 on domestic flights.
As reported, in 2018 the airport raised passenger traffic by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people.
Lviv International Airport is located 6 km south of the city center.
The construction of a new terminal of Zaporizhia Airport should be completed in December 2019 to handle flights of Dnipro Airport during the reconstruction of the latter. President Volodymyr Zelensky set the task when visiting the terminal construction site, the president’s official website said.
The terminal is designed to receive 1 million passengers per year.
According to Zaporizhia Mayor Volodymyr Buriak, the airport has more than UAH 50 million in net profit.
Irish-registered low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) transported 500,000 passengers from and to Kyiv’s Boryspil international airport since September 2018 and plans to double this figure until the end of 2019. This was announced by Olga Pawlonka, Ryanair’s international communications manager during the welcoming ceremony of the 500,000th passenger at Boryspil on Friday, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.
“We are developing at a very fast pace in Ukraine. We are thinking about opening directions from all cities of Ukraine. From winter there will be two new routes from Kharkiv, five new ones from Odesa. From the end of October, we will launch seven new routes from Kyiv. Now there are 17 routes from Kyiv , but from winter their number will be 24,” she noted. At the same time, answering a question about the possible opening of a representative office in Ukraine, Pawlonka said that this was impossible. “As Ryanair is a low-cost company, there is only one office in Dublin, from which operations around the world are handled. That is why it is impossible. This is impossible without value increase,” she explained.
As reported, Ryanair in May 2019 launched the Ukrainian version of its official website.
The Boryspil international airport (Kyiv) in January-June 2019 saw a 20% rise in passenger flow year-over-year, to 6.7 million people, the airport’s press service has told Interfax-Ukraine.
In January-June 2019, 5.218 million people were serviced on regular flights (arrivals and departures) (a rise of 23% over the same period in 2018), on irregular ones – 1.481 million people (a rise of 12%).
At the same time, the airport did not provide information on the number of passengers serviced on international and domestic flights.
The number of transfer passengers, according to the airport, for the period amounted to 1.56 million, which is 5.4% higher than in the first six months of 2018. The share of transfer passengers of the total passenger traffic was 23.3%.
In June 2019, the passenger traffic of the Boryspil airport amounted to 1.532 million people, which is 28% more than in June 2018, including 426,440 people on irregular flights (a rise of 30%).
The Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport in January-June 2019 serviced 1.332 million passengers, which is 16% more than a year ago. The airport said that the number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 1.298 million, and on domestic flights – 33,900.
At the same time, the number of serviced flights amounted to 14,271 (arrivals and departures), which is 5.6% more than in January-June 2018, including 11,966 international flights, and 2,305 domestic flights.
The most popular international destinations at the airport in January-June 2019 were Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarus), Ankara (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany); domestic – Odesa, Zaporizhia and Lviv.
At the same time, in June 2019, the airport serviced 248,500 passengers, which is 14.8% less than in June 2018. The number of passengers serviced on international flights amounted to 241,800, on domestic flights – 6,700 passengers.
The number of serviced flights in June 2019 amounted to 2,691 (arrivals and departures), which is 9.9% less than the same period of 2018.
The press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine, the decline in passenger traffic was mainly due to the relocation of SkyUp Airlines.