Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) in January and February 2019 carried over 1 million passengers, which is 9% more than a year ago.
The airline said in a press release that over the period UIA serviced 8,930 flights, which is the same as in January and February 2018.
The seat occupancy rate grew by 1 percentage points (p.p.), to 74%.
The on-time performance result for UIA in February 2019 was 85% compared with 77% in February 2018.
The airline carried 2,800 tonnes of cargo and mail, which is 2% more than a year ago.
Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 80 cities and key points in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS countries and provides connection with the routes of partner airlines in more than 3,000 cities of the world. UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week.
The fleet consists of 41 airplanes of different modifications. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.
The flights and destination map of Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air in Ukraine would be expanded by two new destinations – from Kyiv to Athens from May 21 and from Kyiv to Thessaloniki from May 20, 2019. “With these two new routes connecting Ukraine with Greece, Wizz Air is now offering a total of 45 routes to 13 countries from 3 Ukrainian airports in 2019,” the airline said in a press release on Tuesday.
The low-fare connection Kyiv-Athens is commencing on May 21 with two weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while flights on a route Kyiv-Thessaloniki are commencing on May 20 and will be operated two times per week, on Mondays and Fridays.
The fares start from EUR19.99 one way, including all taxes and fees.
The airline also said that in 2018, Wizz Air carried over 1.5 million passengers on its low fare routes to and from Ukraine, which represents more than 107% growth compared to the similar period last year and makes Wizz Air the largest low cost carrier in Ukraine.
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.
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.
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).
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.