The Kharkiv international airport handled 140,500 passengers in October, a 70% increase compared with the 82,800 passengers it handled in the same month in 2018.

The airport announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports 

The airport handled 118,400 passengers on international flights (an 85% increase) and 22,100 on domestic flights (18% increase).

The most popular destinations from the Kharkiv international airport were Sharm el-Sheikh, Antalya, Istanbul, Kiev, Warsaw, Krakow, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Wroclaw, and Dortmund.

In total, the airport handled 548 flights in October, which is 47% more than the 373 flights in handled in last October 2018.

The Kharkiv international airport handled 1.1 million passengers in the period of January-October, which is 37% more than the number it handled in the same period last year. The number of flights it handled during that period increased by 19% to 4,662, compared with the corresponding period of last year.

As reported, the Ryanair airline launched flights from Kharkiv to Vilnius and Poznan in October.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Ryanair will begin operating flights on the Kharkiv-Budapest route on January 16, 2019. The Hungarian-based Wizz Air airline will begin operating Budapest-Kharkiv flights on June 3, 2020.

In addition, Ryanair will launch Kharkiv-Warsaw (Modlin) flights in summer 2020.