The number of passengers transported by Ukrainian airlines increased by 31.2% to 8.274 million in 2016, compared with the previous year, the State Aviation Service announced.

Ukrainian airlines transported 7,472,000 international passengers (a 31.6% increase) and 802,000 domestic passengers during the year.

The number of passengers handled by Ukrainian airports increased by 20.9% to 12.929 million in 2016. They handled 11.294 million international passengers (a 19.9% increase) and 1.635 million domestic passengers.

Ukrainian airlines accounted for 64% of the total volume of air transport in Ukraine and foreign airlines 36% last year.