Traffic through Zhulyany Airport spikes 60% in October
At the end of October 2016 Kyiv’s Zhulyany airport (IATA code: IEV) reported a 59.7% traffic growth compared to the same month last year. Second airport of Ukraine’s capital handled 101,100 passengers. The spike in passenger traffic was preceded by steady double-digit growth – 17.7% in September, 31% in August and 36.2% in July. The vast majority of October traffic – 92.6% or 93,600 passengers – traveled to or from international destinations. Domestic traffic amounted to 7,500 passengers.
The number of flights from the airport increased 25%, to the total of 1,672 (1,270 international and 402 domestic). The most popular destinations were Dubai, Minsk, Tel-Aviv, Budapest and Sharm-el-Sheikh. Domestic routes that attracted most passengers were to Odessa, Zaporozhye and Lviv.
Earlier Odesa airport reported a 22.4% YoY increase of passenger traffic in October, to 92,200 passengers. The month set a record in the last 25 years, the airport announced. At the end of the first half of 2016 the airport came second among Ukraine’s airports, according to Delo.ua news portal. The country’s largest airport, Kyiv’s Boryspil said it had handled 797,400 passengers n October, up 20% from the same month last year.
The cumulative traffic through Ukrainian airports is also climbing this year. From January to October it grew 17.8% to 10.842 million passengers.
Ukrainian airlines also report traffic growth. From January to October they carried 6.946 million passengers, up 27.5% from the same period of 2015.
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