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ERNEST AIRLINES FROM JANUARY 11 SUSPENDS ALL FLIGHTS

Ernest Airlines from January 11 suspended all flights over the suspension of its license, the airline has reported on its website.
“Following the provision of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) of 29 December 2019 regarding the temporary suspension of our operating license, we find ourselves unable to operate flights as of 11.01.2020,” the airline said in a press release.
Ernest Airlines said that the license can be restored following the demonstration by Ernest S.p.A. to be in possession of the requirements prescribed by the current legislation on the matter and to obtain the revocation of the provision issued by ENAC.
“We have activated all the actions aimed at obtaining the revocation of the same provision, and we need time to provide all the necessary evidence as per Regulation (EC) n.1008 of 2008 to demonstrate our financial sustainability necessary for the resumption of our operation. We know that nor a simple apology, or just the reimbursement of the ticket, will be enough to remedy the problems caused, but I can assure you, that we all at Ernest Airlines are doing our best to assist all our passengers that have experienced delays or cancellations in this difficult moment,” the airline said.
The Lviv International Airport also posted information on the cancellation of the Rome-Lviv-Rome flight ERN237/238 on its Facebook page.
Earlier Ernest Airlines said that the airline blocked sales of transport contracts for all flights departing from January 13, 2020 over the suspension of the airline’s operating license.

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WINDROSE AIRLINES TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO ITALIAN CITIES

Windrose Airlines for the summer navigation of 2020 will launch flights from Kyiv to Brindisi, Lamezia Terme and Ancona (all based in Italy).
According to the company’s press service, in particular, flights to Brindisi will be operated from May 30 to October 3, 2020 on Saturdays, flights to Lamezia Terme from May 29 to October 3, 2020 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and flights to Ancona from June 6 to September 19, 2020 on Saturdays.
The cost of tickets is from UAH 2,800.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine decided to revoke the right of Windrose to fly from Kyiv to Istanbul on a regular basis three times a week.
Earlier, the State Aviation Service approved the application of the airline for charter flights from Kyiv to Odesa, Lviv, Kherson, Kharkiv and the Dnipro three times a week. The rights are valid until March 28, 2020.

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ERNEST AIRLINES SUSPECTS SERVICING FLIGHTS FROM JAN 13 OVER PROBLEMS WITH LICENSE

Ernest Airlines suspends has blocked sales of transport contracts for all flights departing from January 13, 2020 over the suspension of the airline’s operating license under a decision of the National Civil Aviation Authority of Italy (ENAC).
According to a posting on the website of the airline, the license can be restored following the demonstration by Ernest S.p.A. to be in possession of the requirements prescribed by the current legislation on the matter and to obtain the revocation of the provision issued by ENAC.
The flights will be restored on the site as soon as the revocation of this provision is published.
Earlier Ernest Airlines suspended flights on the Kyiv-Genoa, Kharkiv-Rome and Kharkiv-Milan routes for the 2019/2020 winter navigation season.
Ernest Airlines plans to invest EUR 100 million in Ukraine in two years and to deploy two aircraft in Kyiv in 2020.

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WINDROSE LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHTS IN UKRAINE

Windrose will open new regular flights from Ivano-Frankivsk to Kyiv (Boryspil), Dnipro and Otopeni (Romania) from December 27, 2019.
According to the company’s press service, flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays on board Embraer 145 aircraft.
Departure from Ivano-Frankivsk to Kyiv is scheduled for 16:40, arrival for 17:50. The return flight’s departure from Kyiv is at 09:20, arrival at 10:40. The cost of a one-way ticket with baggage up to 23 kg is from UAH 2,100.
Departure from Ivano-Frankivsk to Dnipro is scheduled for 15:50, arrival for 17:10. The return flight’s departure from Dnipro is at 11:40, arrival at 13:15. The cost of a one-way ticket with baggage up to 23 kg is from UAH 2,700.
Departure from Ivano-Frankivsk to Otopeni is scheduled for 12:00, arrival at 13:15. Return: departure from Otopeni at 14:00, arrival at 15:30. The cost of a one-way ticket with baggage up to 23 kg is from UAH 2,500.
Windrose airline was founded in 2003. Its core business is organization and implementation of charter, corporate, tourist, and VIP flights.

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IRISH LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM KHERSON TO KATOWICE

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) will launch direct flights from Kherson to Katowice (Poland) from January 15, 2020.
According to the airline’s reservation system, flights will be operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. The flight duration is two hours.
The cost of one ticket without baggage is from EUR19.27.
The actual operator will be the Polish low cost airline Buzz (formerly Ryanair Sun), which is part of Ryanair Group.
As reported, earlier Ryanair announced the start of flights from Kherson to Poland’s Krakow and Vienna (Austria).
Kherson became the fifth city in Ukraine, from which the Irish low cost air carrier operates.
In 2020, Ryanair intends to increase passenger traffic on Ukrainian flights by 33%, to more than 2.1 million people.
Ryanair entered the Ukrainian market in 2018. For the first months, the low cost carrier performed flights from Boryspil Airport and Lviv. In June 2019, the airline began operating flights from Kharkiv and Odesa, then announced flights from Kherson.

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UKRAINIAN LOW COST AIRLINE LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KHARKIV TO KYIV

The Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch direct regular flights from Kharkiv to Kyiv from October 25.
According to the company’s press service, flights will be operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage is from UAH 498.
“Thus, Kharkiv citizens will be able to fly to the capital with two air carriers: UIA and SkyUp Airlines,” the carrier said in a statement.
On October 29, SkyUp Airlines will resume flights to Sharjah (the UAE). Their cost will start from UAH 3,218 one way.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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