The Kyiv (Zhulyany) airport handled 178,800 passengers in January 2020, which is 20.4% fewer than the number of passengers it handled in January 2019.

This number includes 176,900 passengers on international flights and 1,900 on domestic flights, the CFTS portal reports, citing statistics from the company.

The airport handled 1,838 flights in January 2020, which is 19.5% fewer than the number of flights it handled in the same period last year. These include 1,629 international flights and 209 domestic flights.

The airport handled a little more than 2.6 million passengers in 2019. It is one of the four Ukrainian airports in which passenger volumes increased in 2019.

The reasons for this state of affairs include the departures of several air carriers from the airport and the discounts on air navigation services granted by the Boryspil international airport, which is the second airport in Kyiv.

The Ernest airline, which was based at the Zhulyany airport, announced discontinuation of flights on January 11.