Kharkiv International Airport has received the first flight of the new Myway Airlines from Tbilisi on June 12. Boeing 737-800 arrived at the destination point with the representatives of the company, foreign journalists and honorary guests at 8:50 am Kiev time. Traditionally, the plane was welcomed with a water arch. The airport was reconstructed during the preparation of the city for 2012 World Cup by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, a Ukrainian businessman, and became the first Ukrainian air gate for the company. The press office of the airport claimed this to Ukrainian News.
'Georgia has always been a country where Ukrainians wanted to go. We love the Georgian culture, their hospitality, and we are glad that our airport jointly with Myway Airlines is giving the opportunity to fly to Tbilisi and Batumi via comfy non-stop flight,' Volodymyr Vasylchenko, general director of the Kharkiv Airport declared at the press conference.
The flights of the Georgian airline will be regular. Non-stop flights will run from Kharkiv to Tbilisi on Tuesday and Saturday (travel time: two hours 45 minutes), from Kharkiv to Batumi on Wednesday and Saturday (travel time: two hours 35 minutes). A flight connection between Kharkiv and Batumi was established on June 13. The website of the Kharkiv Airport claims that tickets are already on sale. Including all fees and charges, the one-way ticket price will cost from 99 USD, the round trip from 189 USD.
As it was reported earlier, Kharkiv Airport got a new impetus for a growth after Oleksandr Yaroslavsky invested more than 100 mln USD for reconstruction. Over last years the facility significantly gained a passenger flow. Only in the first five months, the company serviced 325,8 thousand people (+16% to the statistics of January-May, 2017). Nowadays, the airport works with many air transport operators like Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Wizz Air etc.