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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 20%

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport totaled 71,800 people in January 2019, which was 20% up year-over-year (59,500 people), the airport’s press service said.
The following flights were popular: Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Kyiv (UIA), Sharm El Sheikh (SkyUp, Windrose, Azur Air Ukraine, UIA, Bravo Airways), Warsaw (LOT), and Vienna (Wizz Air).
As reported, in December 2018, the airport handled 78,600 passengers, which was 30% more than in the same period of 2017.
Kharkiv Airport’s runway is 2,500 meters long and 50 meters wide. There are two passenger terminals at the airport, their capacity is 100 and 650 people per hour.
The airport is managed by DCH through New Systems AM. DCH was established on the basis of assets previously informally dubbed as the UkrSibbank Group, after two partners of this group, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and Ernest Galiev, decided to split them.

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KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES PASSENGER TRAFFIC GROW BY 30%

Kharkiv International Airport saw passenger traffic grow by 30% in December 2018, year-over-year (y-o-y), to 78,600 people. In December 2017, the airport handled 69,050 passengers. Passenger traffic on international routes in December 2018 totaled 60,300 people, which was 37% up on December 2017, the airport’s press service said.
Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh (SkyUp, Windrose, Azur Air Ukraine, UIA, Bravo Airways), Kyiv (UIA), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus), Warsaw (LOT) and Vienna (Wizz Air) were most popular.
As reported, passenger traffic at Kharkiv Airport in November 2018 grew by 19% y-o-y, to 72,700 people.
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour. DCH manages the airport through New Systems AM.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT BOOSTS PASSENGER FLOW BY 19% IN 2018

Passenger flow at the Kharkiv international airport in 2018 totaled 962,500 people, which is 19% more than in 2017.
The press service of the airport reported that its cargo terminal handled 209 tonnes of cargo in 2018.
In 2018, regular flights to London, Vienna, Dortmund, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw were launched by Wizz Air from the Kharkiv airport. And also new seasonal flights to Tbilisi and Batumi from Myway Airlines were launched; to Milan from UIA; and to Barcelona, Rimini and Burgas from the new Ukrainian company SkyUp.
In 2019, the airport plans to open new international and domestic flights. It is already known about the launch of flights to Krakow from Wizz Air, Rome and Milan from Ernest Airlines and Odesa from SkyUp. Tickets for these destinations are already available.
In 2017, the airport increased passenger traffic to 806,100 people (in 2016 this figure was 599,700 people). In 2018, it is planned to increase it by another 12% (up to 900,000 people).
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour.
DCH manages the airport through New Systems AM.

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KHARKIV AIRPORT RAISES PASSENGER TRAFFIC

Passenger traffic at Kharkiv International Airport in November 2018 was 72,700 people, which is 19% more than in the same period of 2017.
According to the press service of the airport, the largest demand last month was for flights to Kyiv, Istanbul, Warsaw, Katowice, Dortmund, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Tel Aviv, and Minsk.
The airport also reported that in 2019 four new directions will be opened from Kharkiv to Odesa, Krakow, Rome, and Milan.
As reported, in October 2018 passenger traffic from Kharkiv airport was 82,900 people, which is 22% more than in the same period of 2017.
In 2017, the airport increased passenger traffic to 806,100 people (in 2016 this figure was 599,700 people). In 2018, it is planned to increase it by another 12% (up to 900,000 people).
Kharkiv Airport has a runway with a length of 2,500 meters and a width of 50 meters. It has two passenger terminals with a capacity of 100 and 650 people per hour.

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WIZZ AIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS ON TWO NEW DIRECTIONS – FROM KRAKOW (POLAND) TO KYIV AND KHARKIV

The Hungarian low cost carrier WizzAir in Ukraine plans to launch flights on two new directions – from Krakow (Poland) to Kyiv from April 5 and Kharkiv from September 16, 2019.
“Two new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the work of twelve new routes from Krakow to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo, and Kutaisi,” the airline reported.
According to information on the company’s website, flights to Kyiv will begin from April 5, 2019, to Kharkiv from September 16, 2019. The schedule for both flights is available until October 25, 2019, prices start from UAH 609.
Kyiv-Krakow-Kyiv flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (departure to Krakow at 18:15, back at 19:20 local time), Kharkiv-Krakow-Kharkiv flights on Mondays and Fridays (departure to Krakow at 17:45, back at 14:05 local time).

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AGROFOODCLUSTER KHARKIV TO DEVELOP EXPORT SCHEME FOR FARMERS

AgroFoodCluster Kharkiv, uniting small and medium-sized agricultural producers in Kharkiv region, plans to develop a direct export scheme for small farmers in 2019, Cluster Chairman Yuriy Mykhailov has said. “Next year we want to build an export scheme for our farmers, according to which they will be able to receive currency into their account. This is the main motive for the region, so that the currency comes to the manufacturer, and does not remain partially abroad, which most traders abuse,” Mykhailov told Interfax-Ukraine at the third Ukrainian-German forum “BEA: Bioenergy, Energy Efficiency and Agribusiness” in Kharkiv.
According to him, the cluster in 2019 also intends to increase the number of participants.
Among the projects of AgroFoodCluster in 2017-2018 is the participation in the ANUGA food fair (Cologne, Germany). According to Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kharkiv and managing partner of ILF Tetiana Havrysh, this allowed the cluster members to get new contracts in the European, Asian and African markets.
Mykhailov said that the cluster also carries out joint projects with the ILF law firm, aimed at raising the legal awareness of cluster members on taxes and protecting businesses from illegal seizures.
“The last initiative that we have to implement is to become representatives of the Ukrainian Agricultural Council, which actively protects the interests of producers, and cooperate with them on the protection of the property of our participants,” Mykhailov said.
According to him, in October 2018, the cluster included 19 companies.
“If there are about 400-500 agricultural producers in Kharkiv, the share of cluster members is very small. We had a goal to reach 100 participants, but this is quite difficult,” he said.
According to Havrysh, the priorities of the cluster are also cooperation with educational institutions, which are part of the cluster, to improve the quality of staff, as well as the development of communities.
“Now the cluster is looking for strategies for introducing green tourism. It is launching cultural programs. This is an evolution, although it may not be fast, because the Ukrainian government does not have a specific strategy regarding clusters,” she said.
Havrysh said that the cluster is also interested in creating a branded regional product to increase competitiveness in the domestic market.
“This can seriously influence domestic exports between regions in Ukraine. We often see products from Western Ukraine in Kharkiv, but it is unlikely that products from Kharkiv are seen in Western Ukraine,” she said.
As reported, the AgroFoodCluster Kharkiv was created in July 2017 intending to bring the region’s products to new markets.

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