Passenger traffic through the Kharkiv international airport increased by 61% to 599,700 in 2016, compared with 2015. This figure almost matched the record that was set in 2013, when the airport served 605,000 passengers, the airport announced.

The development of the airport was facilitated by regular flights to Istanbul (operated by the airlines Pegasus and Atlasglobal), Kyiv (UIA), Minsk (Belavia), Warsaw (LOT), Kutaisi (UIA), and Tel Aviv (UIA), as well as by charter flights to Sharm El Sheikh (Windrose, AZUR Air Ukraine, and Bravo) and Kharkiv-Kittila (Bravo).

Over the past 12 months, the frequencies of the existing regular flights from the airport to Kyiv (UIA) have increased to two per day, the frequency of flights to Istanbul (Atlasglobal) from four to seven per week, and the frequency of flights to Tel Aviv (UIA) from two to three per week.

New flights to Warsaw (LOT) were launched in March, and the number of the flights has been increased from five to six per week.

The leading destinations for charter flights were Antalya (UIA, Windrose, AZUR Air Ukraine, Atlasglobal, and Yanair) and Sharm El Sheikh (Windrose, AZUR Air Ukraine, Bravo, Yanair, and UIA).

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