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TURKISH AIRLINES SEES 28% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW WHEN SERVICING FLIGHTS TO/FROM UKRAINE IN 2018

Turkish Airlines in 2018 serviced over 800,000 passengers of own flights to/from Ukraine, which is 28% more than in 2017.
General Manager of the airline Dincer Sayici said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday that the number of transit passengers on international flights increased 25%. The total number of passengers traveling to/from Ukraine increased 14%.
The load factor for flights to and from Ukraine was 71%.
The most popular destinations are Istanbul, Phuket, Guangzhou, Antalya, Miami, Beijing, Maldives, New York and Barcelona.
“The freight traffic of the airline from Ukraine increased by 16% for exports, by 23% for imports compared with the figure for 2017,” Sayici said, without giving absolute figures.
According to him, Ukraine in 2018 took the seventh place in the number of tourists visiting Turkey, showing an increase of this flow by 10%.
In general, Turkish Airlines in 2018 increased the number of passengers carried by 10% compared with 2017, to 75.2 million people. The load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points, to 80.2%. For the year, the airline operated flights to 124 countries in 306 destinations.

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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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ZAPORIZHIA AIRPORT SEES 15% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW IN 2018

The Zaporizhia international airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which was 15% more than in 2017.
“The airport has reached this indicator for the first time in more than past 25 years. Some 305,300 people were serviced on international flights, and almost 95,000 people on domestic flights,” the airport said on its website.
During 2018, 3,260 sorties were flown from the airport.
The most popular destinations last year were traditionally resort ones – Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh and Antalya. The Zaporizhia-Warsaw route launched in 2018, which is operated by the Polish airline LOT, was also in great demand.
In December 2018, about 31,000 passengers took advantage of the airport services, of which 22,800 people on international lines, and almost 8,000 on domestic ones. Some 226 sorties were serviced: 125 of international airlines, and 111 of domestic ones.
Passenger traffic of the airport in 2017 amounted to 348,400 people. (2% of the passenger traffic of the airports of Ukraine). The airport services 12 airlines.
The municipal enterprise Zaporizhia International Airport was opened in 1945. It provides for take-off/landing on two runways (artificial and unpaved).

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LVIV AIRPORT SEES 47% RISE IN PASSENGER FLOW

The Lviv International Danylo Halytsky Airport in January-November 2018 increased passenger flow by 47.1% year-over-year, to 1.468 million people, the airport has reported on its official Facebook page.
At the same time, the number of flights in January-November 2018 increased 28.3%, to 14,148 (11,000 a year ago).
According to the results of the airport in November 2018, 124,900 passengers (109,100 international and 15,800 domestic) took advantage of the air traffic, which is 57.1% more than in November 2017 (79,500).
The number of flights serviced in November reached 1,235 (1,035 international and 200 domestic), which is 31.4% more than in November last year (940).
As reported, the Lviv airport in January-October 2018 increased passenger traffic by 46.3%, to 1.343 million people.
Lviv International Danylo Halytsky Airport is located 6 km south from the city center.
The main international routes serviced by the airport are Warsaw, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Baku, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Rome, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Radom, Iraklion, Minsk, and Burgas.

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PASSENGER FLOW IN KYIV SIKORSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES IN 2018

The Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-October 2018 serviced 2.42 million passengers, which is 56.3% more than a year ago. “November 13, the Kyiv airport serviced the 2.5 millionth passenger since the beginning of 2018… The plans of the airport are to service 2.8 million passengers in 2018,” the airport said in a press release on Wednesday. Passenger flow increased 64.2%, to 1.85 million. According to the report, in October this year, passenger traffic increased 48.6% from October of last year, to 259,100 passengers.
The airport said that 2.35 million passengers were serviced on international flights in January-October of this year, and only 73,000 passengers on domestic flights, including 251,600 and 7,500 respectively in October.
The number of flights increased 32.9% in January-October 2018, to 25,900, of which international ones made up 21,880. In October, the increase in the number of flights was 27%, to 2,720, including 2,270 international flights.
According to the release, the most popular international destinations in January-October 2018 were Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Dubai (the United Arab Emirates), Antalya (Turkey), Ankara (Turkey), Rome ( Italy); internal – Odesa, Zaporizhia, and Lviv.

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PASSENGER FLOW AT ZAPORIZHIA AIRPORT FALLS BY 13% IN SEPT

The Zaporizhia international airport in September 2018 saw a 13% fall in passenger flow year-over-year, to 36,000 people.
Director of the airport Viktor Biskupsky told Interfax-Ukraine that along with the seasonal decrease in activity, the reason for the decline in passenger traffic was the annulment of regular flights in Ukraine by Atlasjet Ukraine, the annulment of flights to Batumi and Tel-Aviv by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the switch to lower capacity planes by airlines on domestic flights (in particular, by UIA).
At the same time, he said that all domestic flights from Zaporizhia are fully filled.
According to the information on the website of the Zaporizhia International Airport, on domestic flights the decline in passenger traffic was 23% (7,300 people), on international flights – 10.4% (2,400 people).
In general, in January-September-2018, the passenger traffic at the Zaporizhia airport amounted to 297,500 people, almost 19% more than last year. On domestic flights, growth was 12.7% – to almost 71,000, on international flights – by 20.9%, to 226,600.
The number of aircraft departures, according to the airport, amounted to 2,434 and increased by 16.5% over the same period last year.

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