Ukrainian carriers increase traffic by 52%

The main share of passengers that used Ukrainian airports traveled internationally. Ukrainian airports served 37.4% more passengers year-on-year in January and February (Boryspil Airport)

Ukrainian carriers have been actively increasing their traffic, showing a growth of 51.9% year-on-year for the first two months of 2017, according to data from the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine. February’s numbers for the same indicator were just a bit lower than January’s, in which the country’s carriers showed 57% growth.

For the first two months of this year, 1.24 million passengers were carried on Ukrainian airlines. The strongest growth occurred on international routes, which made up 1.106 million people or 55.2% up year-on-year. Domestic flights carried about 129,200 passengers.

Ukrainian airlines operated 12,300 flights in the first two months of the year, an increase of 26.9% year-on-year, and the number of flights to foreign destinations increased 27.2%, to 10,400.

A total of 1.949 milion travelers used Ukrainian airports in January and Febuary, an increase of 37.4% over last year’s figures for the same period. In January alone, the increase reached 41.8%. As usual, the main share of passengers that used Ukrainian airports traveled internationally. For flights to international destinations, the number was 1.687 million, an increase of 39.3%.

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