Airports of Ukraine in January-August 2021, according to operational data, serviced 9.77 million passengers, which is 65.7% more than in January-August 2020.
As reported on the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine on Thursday, international passenger traffic of airports for the specified period grew by 69.2%, to 8.831 million people.
Ukrainian airlines served 6.089 million people in the first eight months of 2021, which is 96.1% more than in the first eight months of 2020, including international traffic of 5.626 million people (more than doubled).
At the same time, in January-July 2021, airlines performed 47,800 commercial flights (an increase of 68.9%), including 38,800 international (a rise of 70.9%).
As reported, at the end of 2020, Ukrainian airports serviced 8.664 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.
According to the results of June 2021, Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport served 117,545 passengers, which is over 2 times less than in the pre-crisis June 2019 (some 248,500 passengers).
At the same time, the infographics on the airport’s website indicate that in June this year, the largest passenger traffic was recorded since March 2020, when 78,900 passengers were served (in June 2020, Kyiv airport began operating international passenger flights only on June 17 due to quarantine restrictions).
In just six months of 2021, the airport served 337,340 passengers, which is almost 4 times less than in the same period in 2019 (some 1.332 million): international routes – 320,600 passengers, and domestic – 16,700 passengers.
Danylo Halytsky Lviv International Airport in January-June 2021 increased passenger traffic by 36.6% compared to the same period in 2020 – up to 512,370 people.
In particular, the airport served 4,450 international and more than 1,000 domestic flights.
For the six months of this year, the number of flights for arrival/departure from the airport amounted to 5,514, which is 47.4% more than a year earlier. In particular, the airport served 4,450 international and more than 1,000 domestic flights, the airport said on its official Facebook page on Friday.
The most popular destinations in terms of passenger traffic are Antalya, Istanbul (SAW, IST), Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport).
As reported, in 2020, the international airport Lviv reduced passenger traffic by 2.5 times by 2019 – to 878,500 people.
SkyUp Airlines is canceling Odesa-Thessaloniki-Odesa flight, which was opened on July 6.
The indicated direction was removed from the schedule due to insufficient number of people. At the same time, the first flights (to Thessaloniki on July 6 and back to Odesa on July 13) are being operated according to the schedule, the press service of the company informed the Interfax-Ukraine agency.
Passengers of subsequent flights that will not be operated (starting from July 13 to Thessaloniki and back from July 20 to Odesa) were offered two options at SkyUp: change the plane to Kyiv – Thessaloniki – Kyiv flight with the same departure dates; request a refund, including through the passenger’s balance in the personal account on the airline’s website. Previously, the airline company planned to operate this route once a week – on Tuesdays.
Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-June 2021 served 3.397 million passengers, which is 35% more compared to the same period in 2020 (2.519 million).
At the same time, according to the airport’s report, in June it served 938,674 passengers, which is almost 19.4 times more than in June 2020 (lockdown), of which 523,355 people were serviced on regular flights, 415,319 people – on non-scheduled flights.
In June, the airport received and dispatched 7,357 flights, which is six times more than in June 2020.
In addition, in the six months of 2021, Boryspil airport served 1.776 million passengers on regular flights (a 6% decrease) and 1.621 million on non-scheduled flights (an increase of 2.57 times).
In total, in the first half of 2021, the airport received and dispatched 29,264 flights, which is 33.7% more than in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, the number of transfer passengers for the six months of this year decreased by 72.3%, to 107,998 people (for the same period last year, this figure was 389,200 people).
The share of transfers in the total passenger traffic in January-June 2021 decreased from 15.5% to 3.2%.
Passenger traffic at Boryspil airport (Kyiv) has tripled compared to the beginning of spring, about 30,000 passengers are checked in per day, the chief of staff of the Kyiv separate checkpoint, Lieutenant Colonel Pavlo Matviychuk, has said.
“Let’s start with the passenger traffic flow, which in March … was about 10,000 people and 1,000 vehicles per day. Now we carry out registration at Boryspil airport – this is about 30,000 passengers per day. That is, passenger traffic increased significantly in summer,” Matviychuk said at a briefing at Boryspil airport.