Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) presents its winter flight schedule.
As the press service of UIA reported on Wednesday, in particular, since the change of the schedule on October 31, UIA will continue operating domestic flights together with a partner airline to Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia and Ivano-Frankovsk, as well as its own regular flights to Odesa.
The airline will operate international flights on 26 routes. From Kyiv, in particular, UIA will fly to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Vilnius, Berlin, Baku, Chisinau, Rome, Milan, Larnaca, Athens, Geneva, Yerevan, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Dubai, Delhi, Cairo, Munich, Tbilisi, Istanbul and Prague. From Odesa it will fly to Istanbul and Tel Aviv. The company also plans to fly to Tel Aviv from Kharkiv and Dnipro.
In addition, in January 2022, UIA intends to increase the frequency of flights from Kyiv to Munich (additional flights on January 2, January 9 and January 16), Geneva (additional flights on January 2, January 3 and January 9) and Prague (additional flights from December 27 to December 30 and from January 3 to January 8).
Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, will launch flights from Doha to Odessa on December 9, which has become the second in Ukraine after Boryspil, where Qatari airlines will start operating.
According to the Odessa international airport’s Facebook page, the flights will be operated three times a week, namely on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Departure from Doha to Odessa is scheduled for 08.30, arrival will be at 12.45. Departure from Odessa will be at 16.45, arrival in Doha at 22.50.
The Spanish low cost airline Vueling will open direct flights from Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport) to Paris (Orly International Airport) from December 5, 2021.
According to the ticket booking system, the airline will fly on the route twice a week: in December with a shifted schedule, and from January 2022 – on Tuesdays and Sundays with a departure from Paris at 06:55 and from Kyiv at 12:10.
Previously, flights between Ukraine and France were operated by UIA, Air France and SkyUp.
As reported, the Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air announced plans to start operating flights to Paris from Kyiv and Lviv.
Vueling Airlines is a low cost airline based in Barcelona (Spain).
Ukraine and the European Union signed the Common Aviation Area Agreement on October 12. On June 28, 2021, the EU Council agreed to sign with Ukraine, as well as with three other countries – Armenia, Tunisia and Qatar – the Common Aviation Area Agreement. The process of uniting the Ukrainian aviation space with the EU was launched back in 1999. On December 12, 2006, the EU Council authorized the EC to start relevant negotiations with Ukraine. In October 2013, the text of the Common Aviation Area Agreement was agreed upon by the parties, however, due to foreign policy conditions, its signing was postponed indefinitely.
The Ukrainian airline SkyUp opens flights from Kiev to the Spanish capital Madrid. The first flight is scheduled for October 18, the airline’s press service has said.
“SkyUp Airlines opens flights Kiev – Madrid – Kiev. It will be possible to travel twice a week: on Mondays and Fridays. Departures from Kyiv are scheduled in the morning,” the airline said.
Moldovan low-cost airline FlyOne will start operating flights from Chisinau to Kyiv from October 1, the State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE) reported on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
According to him, the airline will fly to the international airport Kyiv named after Ihor Sikorsky (Zhuliany) three times a week, and from October 24, the frequency of flights per week will increase to four.
According to the information published on the airline’s website, flights will first be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and then also on Sundays. The duration of the flight is one hour.
FlyOne was founded at the end of March 2016. Its current fleet consists of five Airbus A320-200s and one Airbus A319-100.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has opened sales for the Abu Dhabi-Odesa flight, which will be launched in September, Director of Odesa International Airport Volodymyr Semenchenko has reported.
“There were companies that paused the approach to Odesa. The opening of a new runway will activate the process. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has already opened sales to Odesa since September,” Semenchenko said during the ceremony of opening the new runway.
According to him, the flights will be operated by Airbus 321neo aircraft.
“There are several more companies with which we have signed contracts, but it is too early to announce them,” the director said.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi low cost airline is based in the UAE and is a joint venture between state-owned ADQ and Hungary’s Wizz Air Holdings plc.