According to preliminary results, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) carried 1.787 million passengers from January to December 2020, which is four times less than the result for 2019 (about 8 million passengers).
The press service of the company reported that during the specified period, UIA operated about 17,000 regular and code-share flights, which is 72% less compared to the same indicator for 2019. The percentage of transit passengers amounted to 43% of the total traffic (486,000 passengers, 86% less).
The company also noted that in 2020 it transported more than 4,800 tonnes of cargo (15,000 tonnes in 2019) and 1,350 tonnes of mail (4,400 tonnes in 2019).
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government decisions to ban flights, the airline was forced to cancel thousands of flights and, as a result, the airline received thousands of requests for refunds. In the period from April to November 2020, some 85,861 passenger requests and returns in the amount of almost $ 22 million were processed. By this time, about 56,000 unprocessed applications for refunds were recorded. UIA employees carefully record each appeal and process them in turn,” UIA added.
The airline noted that during the lockdown, UIA optimized its work: it reduced its expenditures by three times, optimized its fleet and proportionally cut its staff by about 1,000 people.
Passenger traffic at Boryspil International Airport decreased by 65% in January-October 2020 and amounted to 4.53 million people.
As the airport said on its Facebook page on Monday, the number of transfer passengers decreased by 84.9% to 435,500, the number of flights by 57.9% to 39,800.
In October 2020, the airport served 472,500 passengers (less by 67.3%), of which 17,400 (84.9% less) were transfer.
The number of flights was more than 4,300 (56.9% less) in the past month.
As reported, Boryspil International Airport in 2019 increased passenger traffic by 21.1% to 15.260 million people compared to 2018.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine with a total occupied area of about 1,000 ha. It has two runways: the one is 4,000 meters long and 60 meters wide, the second is 3,500 meters long and 63 meters wide. There are four passenger terminals and a postal and cargo complex on its territory.
SkyUp (Kyiv) in October 2020 transported 130,900 passengers, of which 114,500 by charter flights and almost 16,400 by regular flights.
The press service of the airline reported on Tuesday, in October there were 825 flights under domestic and international flight programs (672 charter flights, and 133 regular flights). Some 79 flights were performed in Ukraine.
The airline also said that in the past month, it completed 91% of its flights on time.
In addition, in October SkyUp transported 31 tonnes of cargo, which is almost 2.5 times more than in September.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is Tetiana and Yuriy Alba’s ACS-Ukraine LLC, which also owns the JoinUp! tour operator.
Passenger traffic at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport in January-September 2020 amounted to 600,600 passengers, which is 70.1% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the airport’s website, the number of passengers served on international flights amounted to 589,500, on domestic flights some 11,100.
The number of flights in January-September 2020 amounted to 9,800 for arrivals and departures, which is 53.9% less than the same period in 2019, of which international flights amounted to 7,820, domestic to 1,980.
The most popular international destinations since the beginning of 2020 are Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), London (the UK), Memmingen and Dortmund (Germany), and domestic are Zaporizhia, Dnipro and Odesa.
In September 2020, the airport served 51,100 passengers, which is 66.8% less than in September 2019. The number of passengers served on international flights is 49,100, on domestic flights some 2,000 passengers.
The number of flights in September 2020 amounted to 1,285 for arrival and departure, which is 19.7% less than in the same period in 2019, of which 945 international flights, and 340 domestic flights.
The airports of Ukraine in January-September 2020, according to recent data, served 6.857 million passengers, which is 62.9% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the website of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, in international traffic, the passenger traffic of Ukrainian airports during this period decreased by 63.7%, to 6.063 million people.
According to the statistics of the service, in January-September of this year, Ukrainian airlines served almost 3.770 million people, which is 64.7% less than in the same period in 2019. Of these, 3.380 million people were transported in international traffic (a reduction of 65.4% in the same comparison).
At the same time, in the first nine months of 2020, Ukrainian airlines performed 33,500 commercial flights (a decrease by 58%), including 26,700 international ones (60.1% less).
As reported, the airports of Ukraine in 2019 served 24.337 million passengers, which is 18.5% more than in 2018.
Odesa International Airport in January-September 2020 reduced passenger traffic to 555,800 0 passengers, which is 55% less than the volume for the same period in 2019.
As reported on the airport’s Facebook page on Monday, in particular, 435,500 0 passengers were transported on international flights, which is 58% less than in the first nine months of 2019. Some 120.2 thousand people flied domestic flights, which is 49% less.
The number of flights performed in the first nine months of 2020 was 7,048, which is 46% less than the volume for the same period in 2019 (4,572 international flights (a decline of 51%), and 2,476 domestic flights (a fall of 30%).
At the same time, in September 2020, the passenger traffic of the airport amounted to 71,900 people, which is 60% less than in September 2019 (49,200 passengers on international flights (a fall of 66%), and 22,680 passengers on domestic flights (a decline of 25%).
The number of flights performed in September of this year was 1,035, which is 38% less than in September 2019 (588 international flights (a fall of 52%), and 447 domestic flights (1% down).
As reported, the Odesa international airport in 2019 serviced 1.694 million passengers, which is 17.1% more than in 2018.
Odessa International Airport LLC is a joint venture established in November 2011 by the Odesa City Council and the private investor Odesa Airport Development, which finances the construction of a new airport terminal and infrastructure worth $45 million.