Passenger traffic through the Donetsk international airport increased by 30% to 86,400 people in January 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, the press service of the airport reports.

According to the press service, 78% of the passengers handled by the airport were on international flights. This is 3 percentage points higher than the proportion in January last year.

The proportion of international flights increased by 7 percentage points to 66% of the total number of flights handled by the airport. The increase of international flights was due to the launch of flights to a number of European destinations, such as Rome, Milan, Memmingen, Dortmund, Kutaisi, and Ashgabat.

The leading airline companies in terms of the number of passengers transported in January 2014 were Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine, and UTair Ukraine.