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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES TO OPERATE FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK, MIAMI

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) will operate special flights to New York and Miami (the United States).
According to the press service of the company on Wednesday, July 29, in particular, flights to New York are scheduled for August 3 and August 7 at 11:25, and in Miami for August 5 at 13:00. Flights from New York to Kyiv will be operated on August 3 and August 7 at 17:45, from Miami to Kyiv on August 5 at 23:55 local time.
The airline said that Ukrainians are allowed to enter the United States, subject to 14 days of self-isolation and no visits to the EU countries, Great Britain, Ireland, China, Brazil and Iran over the past 14 days. Passengers from the above countries are prohibited from entering the United States.
In addition, the airline said that travel on these flights will be possible exclusively in economy class. Dogs from 6 to 12 months old are accepted for carriage at the rate of one animal per passenger.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO CROATIA, MONTENEGRO, ALBANIA

Ukraine International Airlines starts selling tickets for flights to the countries of the Adriatic coast.
Tickets are already available on the airline’s website from $250 in both directions, including hand luggage and one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg.
UIA plans to operate flights on the Kyiv-Tirana route from July 24 to September 11 on Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Today, Ukrainian tourists are allowed free entry to the territory of Albania, even without passing PCR test,” UIA noted.
UIA plans to operate flights on the route Kyiv-Tivat on Sundays from July 26 to October 4, and also on Thursdays from July 30 to September 17.
From July 30, 2020 to September 17, 2020, another flight will be added, which will be operated every Thursday at 12:10.
“From July 8, Ukrainian tourists can freely cross the borders of Montenegro without passing a PCR test,” the airline said.
UIA plans to carry out flights on the Kyiv-Split route on Saturdays from July 18 to September 26 this year.
“Today, tourists from Ukraine can cross the Croatian border without a 14-day self-isolation under several conditions: the availability of a negative PCR test, which was done no later than 48 hours, a booked package of services (flight, accommodation, insurance),” UIA noted.

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AIR FRANCE RESUMES FLIGHTS TO UKRAINE

Air France on July 14 will begin regular flights to Ukraine as part of its existing route network, Boryspil International Airport has said.
“Air France has announced a gradual restart of its flights on existing routes, which were suspended due to restrictions on flights in connection with COVID-19. Now you can fly from Kyiv to Paris,” the airport said.
Now, two Air France flights are planned per week starting July 14, and three flights per week starting August 24, 2020.
Starting July 14, Air France will fly from Paris to Kyiv and back on Tuesdays and Fridays, from August 24 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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WIZZ АIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO MILAN, BOLOGNA, ROME, PARDUBICE

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced the launch of flights to five new destinations from Ukraine.
As the airline’s press service said on Tuesday, in particular, from September 1, 2020 it is planned to launch flights from Lviv and Kyiv to Pardubice (the Czech Republic), and from March 2021 from Odesa to Milan (Malpensa), Rome (both starting from 29 March) and Bologna (from March 30).
The cost of a ticket without baggage starts from UAH 579.
As reported, in August 2020, Wizz Air intends to launch flights from Dortmund (Germany) to Zaporizhia, which is linked to the opening of an air carrier base in Dortmund.

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FLIGHTS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND TURKEY WILL BE RESTORED FROM JULY 1

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky following a conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that some flights between Ukraine and Turkey will be restored from July 1. “From July 1, some flights between Turkey and Ukraine will be restored. I agree with Recep Tayyip Erdogan that this will give an impetus to the restoration of the tourism industry. Thank you for the humanitarian assistance. We are deepening strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey in all areas of common interest,” he wrote on Twitter.
Erdogan noted that Turkey will do everything to make Ukrainian tourists feel comfortable and safe.
“Taking into account the traditionally high level of interaction and contacts between the two countries, the parties agreed on the need to restore air communications as soon as quarantine measures are weakened. The leaders noted that they consider July 1 as the date of resumption of flights between Ukraine and Turkey,” the presidential press service said.
The heads of state discussed the world situation around the coronavirus pandemic, as well as measures to overcome the disease and minimize its consequences for the society and the economies of the two states.
Erdogan also inquired about the state of health of the first lady of Ukraine, sent her greetings and wished a speedy recovery.
Zelensky thanked the Turkish people and the president of Turkey personally for the humanitarian assistance provided to Ukraine to combat COVID-19.

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HUNGARIAN WIZZ AIR PLANS TO LAUNCH FLIGHT FROM DORTMUND TO ZAPORIZHIA

The Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air intends in August 2020 to launch a flight from Dortmund (Germany) to Zaporizhia, due to the opening of an air carrier base in Dortmund. According to Wizz Air’s press service, flights will start on August 2 and will be operated on Wednesdays and Sundays. Ticket price is from UAH 729.
In addition, the airline launches flights from Dortmund to Alghero, Bari, Catania, Naples, Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Fuerteventura, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Podgorica, Reykjavik, and Suceava.

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