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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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LVIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 48%

Lviv International Airport in 2018 increased passenger traffic by 48% compared with 2017, to 1.598 million people, according to the airport’s official page on Facebook. The number of serviced flights in 2018 rose by 29%, to 15.429. Some 1.39 million passengers were transported on international flights, and 207,300 people on domestic flights.
The airport in December 2018 carried 129,600 passengers (113,800 on international flights and 15,800 on domestic flights), which is 58% more than in December 2017.
The number of flights made in December reached 1,282 (1,067 international, 215 domestic), which is 34% more than in December last year.
As reported, Lviv airport in January-October 2018 increased passenger traffic by 46.3%, to 1.343 million people.
Lviv International Airport is located 6 km south of the city center.

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STATE-OWNED UKRZALIZNYTSIA RAISES LONG-HAUL PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 8%

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia in 2018 transported 55.9 million passengers in long-haul trains, which is 7.7%, or almost 4 million people, more than in 2017. According to the company’s website, the company managed to increase railroad passenger traffic despite the decrease in the number of cars. “We used many trains after the night trip as day trains. And then again on a night trip. First of all, it concerns the period of peak traffic, long weekends. We put on about 40 additional trains for these Christmas and New Year holidays, more than 300 trips,” acting head of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov said.
At the same time, he stressed that to preserve the traffic volume, the company must annually update the passenger car fleet with at least 200 cars. “Unfortunately, due to low tariffs and unprofitability of this transportation, in this matter we need support from the state, namely, the allocation of funds from the budget of Ukraine for the purchase of passenger wagons as provided for by the law on railway transport,” he stressed.

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UKRAINE’S LARGEST AIRPORT BORYSPIL INCREASES PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO 11.67 MLN IN JAN-NOV

Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), the country’s largest airport, in the first nine months of 2018 increased passenger traffic by 19%, to 11.67 million people against 9.768 million in the same period of 2017, the press service of the airport has told Interfax-Ukraine. In November, the airport served 994,200 passengers, which is 33% more than in November 2017.
Some 8.936 million passengers of Boryspil airport travelled on regular flights in the 11 months, while 2.731 million people chose irregular flights.
The share of transfer in the total passenger traffic of the airport in January-November decreased to 27%, while over the 11 months of 2017 it was 28%.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers increased from 2.72 million last year to 3.192 million in the 11 months of 2018.

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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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LVIV AIRPORT HAS 46% RISE IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC

The Lviv international airport in January-October 2018 saw a 46.3% rise in passenger traffic, to 1.343 million people, the airport has reported on its official Facebook page.
According to the airport, in October 2018, 138,500 passengers took advantage of air transportation (119,900 international, and 18,600 domestic), which is 43.4% more than in October 2017 (96,600).
The number of flights made in October reached 1,355 (1,117 international, and 238 domestic), which is 28% more than in October last year (1,101).
The number of flights in January-October increased 28%, to 12,900 from 10,100.
The new terminal complex of the Lviv airport, built for Euro 2012, was put into operation on April 12, 2012. The new terminal with a total area of 39,000 square meters has nine boarding gates, 28 check-in desks, two self-registration kiosks, 18 passport control points and 12 points for aviation security.
The main international routes served by the airport are: Warsaw, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Baku, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Rome, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Radom, Iraklion, Minsk and Burgas.

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