Chernivtsi Airport Sets New Record For Passenger Traffic

02 February 2018 15:53

The Chernivtsi airport handled 47,900 passengers in 2017. This is almost three times more than the number of passengers it handled in 2013, when it registered the largest post-independence passenger traffic, the CFTS reports.

The airport handled 40,200 domestic passengers (83.9% of the total number of passengers it handled). Of these, 39,700 passengers flew on UIA flights to or from Kyiv.

The airport also handled international 7,700 passengers. These included 3,100 passengers on regular flights to Milan (Bergamo) and 4,600 passengers on charter flights to Antalya (Turkey).

The Chernivtsi airport handled 1,447 flights in 2017, including 1,096 flights to/from Kyiv, 160 to Antalya, and 81 to Milan (Bergamo). The airport also handled 115 unscheduled domestic flights, which were mostly private aircraft.

As reported, the Chernivtsi airport handled 12,673 passengers in 2016. A significant number of these passengers were on Kyiv-Chernivtsi-Kyiv flights performed by the UIA airline. The airport idled in 2014 and 2015, when it received only non-irregular flights. The Chernivtsi airport handled 16,000 passengers in 2013, which was the record for post-independence Ukraine.