The Kharkiv International Airport handled 617,000 passengers during the first three quarters of this year, compared with 600,000 passengers in the entire 2016. This represents an increase of 39% compared with the corresponding period of 2016.

According to the airport, the most popular destinations from the airport ate Istanbul, Antalya, Kyiv, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, and Minsk.

The airport handled 79,000 passengers in September, which is 26% more than the number it handled in September last year. The increase was due primarily to an increase in the frequency of flights to Warsaw and Tel Aviv, as well as the emergence of new seasonal destinations.

Passengers on international flights accounted for 80% of the total number of passengers handled by the airport in September and passengers on domestic flights 20%.

The airport is actively preparing for the winter season. Charter flights to Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) and Kittilä (Finland) have been added to the flight timetable. In addition, New Year charter flights to Maribor (Slovenia) are expected.