Ukraine

Map of Ukraine with major international airports

Contents:

Capital

Kiev

Key economic and air transport indicators

Aviation authority

State Aviation Administration of Ukraine http://www.avia.gov.ua

Traffic statistics

Almost 1.3 million passengers used the services of the local operators from January to March. International traffic grew 8.7% to 1.1 million passengers. In 2016 so far, Ukrainian airlines’ traffic continues to climb after a 3% decline at the end of 2015.

units Total incl. on intl lines
Q1 2015 Q1 2016 16vs15% Q1 2015 Q1 2016 16vs15%
Passengers carried thsd
PAX
1129,7 1257,7 111,3 1013,5 1101,2 108,7
incl. on regular
lines
937,9 1024,9 109,3 823,9 870,2 105,6
PKM bln
PKM
2,1 2,5 119,0 2,0 2,4 120,0
incl. on regular
lines
1,7 1,9 111,8 1,6 1,9 118,8
Cargo carried thsd
ton
16,9 18,5 109,5 16,8 18,4 109,5
incl. on regular
lines
3,0 2,9 96,7 2,9 2,8 96,6
TKM (cargo
and mail)
mln
TKM
54,5 56,9 104,4 54,5 56,9 104,4
incl. on regular
lines
8,1 9,3 114,8 8,1 9,3 114,8
Commercial
flights
thsd 14,1 14,7 104,3 11,9 12,4 104,2
incl. on regular
lines
10,3 10,9 105,8 8,4 8,8 104,8

Ukrainian traffic demonstrated stale growth from 2009 to 2013, and went into a dive after that. In 2015, the traffic hit the 5-year low, faced with a 22% decline compared to 2013 results to 8.1 million passengers. Airports lost 29% of their traffic compared to 2013 results.

Ukrainian airlines' passenger traffic dynamics

Ukrainian airlines’ passenger traffic dynamics

Major Ukrainian airlines

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)

Dniproavia

Atlasjet Ukraine

YanAir

yanairEstablished: 2013
Codes: IATA – YE, ICAO – ANR
Base airports: Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany)
Fleet: Saab 340 (2), Airbus A320 (3), Boeing 737-300 (3), Boeing 737-400 (2)
Site: http://www.yanair.ua

Azur Air Ukraine

azur air ukraineEstablished: 2009
Codes: IATA – QU, ICAO – UTN
Base airports: Boryspil International Airport (Kiev)
Fleet: Boeing 767-300, Boeing 757-200
Site: http://azurair.com

Windrose

windrose aviation companyEstablished: 2003
Codes: IATA – 7W, ICAO – WRS
Base airports: Boryspil International Airport (Kiev)
Fleet: Airbus A320 (4), A321 (5)
Site: http://www.windrose.aero/

Major international airports

  • Boryspil International Airport – Kiev KBP/UKBB
  • Odessa International Airport – Odessa ODS/UKOO
  • Kiev (Zhulyany) Airport – Kiev IEV/UKKK
  • Lviv International Airport – Lviv LWO/UKLL
  • Kharkiv International Airport – Kharkiv HRK/UKHH
  • Dnipropetrovsk International Airport – Dnipropetrovsk DNK/UKDD
  • Zaporizhia International Airport – Zaporizhia OZH/UKDE
  • Kherson International Airport – Kherson KHE/UKOH
  • Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport – Ivano-Frankivsk IFO/UKLI
  • Uzhhorod International Airport – Uzhhorod UDJ/UKLU

Open sky

The Open Skies agreement between Ukraine and US came into force in January 2016. The Open Skies agreement with the European Union had been expected to be signed in 2014. Ukraine has unilaterally introduced the Open Skies regime at the Lviv and Odessa airports, and may additionally remove current restrictions on foreign carriers operating to other regional airports.

International airlines that fly to Ukraine (as of June 2016)

  • Turkish Airlines (Dnepropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kherson, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhzhia)
  • Czech Airlines (Kiev, Odessa)
  • Onur Air (Odessa)
  • Belavia (Zaporizhzhia, Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv)
  • Austrian Airlines (Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv, Kiev)
  • Ellinair (Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv)
  • LOT (Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv)
  • Air Moldova (Kiev)
  • flydubai (Kiev, Odessa)
  • airBaltic (Kiev)
  • KLM (Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Odessa)
  • Lufthansa (Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa)
  • Pegasus Airlines (Zaporozhzhia, Lviv, Kharkiv)

News and insights

YanАir is approved to resume operations

YanАir is approved to resume operations

Ukrainian authorities restore the airline’s AOC, which was suspended earlier this month
SkyUp becomes Ukraine's first beneficiary of Split Scimitar winglets

SkyUp becomes Ukraine's first beneficiary of Split Scimitar winglets

Hybrid airline’s entire fleet of Boeing 737NGs have been equipped with the devices
SkyUp Airlines adds an eighth Boeing 737 to its fleet

SkyUp Airlines adds an eighth Boeing 737 to its fleet

This new arrival will serve as a dedicated standby aircraft for Ukraine’s young hybrid carrier
Ukraine’s YanAir is grounded over safety concerns

Ukraine’s YanAir is grounded over safety concerns

The country’s authorities have suspended the airline’s AOC until the shortcomings are eliminated
British Airways: services to Ukraine are no longer worthwhile

British Airways: services to Ukraine are no longer worthwhile

The carrier is also suspending flights between London and St Petersburg
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