Up to 550,000 passengers are expected to pass through Kharkiv International Airport this year.
The 60 percent increase on 2015’s figure is being talked up by the airport’s General Director Vladimir Vasilchenko.
“Our plan for 2016 is to show an average 60% growth, and carry about 550,000 passengers,” said Vasilchenko, with aim of increasing flights to resort directions.
A Special Commission at the Ministry of Infrastructure met recently to determine new destination flights.
Applications through Kharkiv Airport included flights to Turkey, Montenegro, two flights to Greece (Heraklion and Thessaloniki), and a possible one to Tunisia.
Vasilchenko explained: “We plan to increase the frequency of existing flights and resume ones to the United Arab Emirates.”
According to statistics, the growth of passenger flow in Febrauary was 78%, reported Interfax-Ukraine.