Business news from Ukraine


SkyUp Airlines, according to the released information, plans to operate four flights from Kyiv to Tashkent (Uzbekistan). They are scheduled for March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Upon arrival in Uzbekistan, citizens of Ukraine must sign a commitment to undergo mandatory 14-day self-isolation at their place of residence or hotel.
Regardless of the presence of a certificate of the absence of COVID-19, upon arrival in Uzbekistan, citizens of Ukraine are required to undergo express testing for antigens to COVID-19 at their own expense.

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Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) from March 1 will resume a number of flights that were canceled due to quarantine restrictions, and will increase the frequency of flights on the most popular routes.
According to the press service of UIA, in particular, in early March it is planned to resume flights from Kyiv to Geneva and Prague, at the end of March – from Kyiv to Larnaca, Vilnius, Barcelona and Chisinau.
In addition, communication between Odesa and Istanbul will be resumed.
The company plans to increase the frequency of flights on the Kyiv-Dubai route (to six flights a week), and from May – to Istanbul (to 21 per week).
Additionally, UIA will operate flights on the following routes: Kyiv-Delhi (February 25, March 5, March 13 and March 18) and Kyiv-Tashkent (February 28, March 10, March 21 and March 31, return flight the next day).
In March, it is also planned to increase the frequency of flights to daily (seven times a week) on routes from Kyiv to Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Tel Aviv. At the same time, with the beginning of summer navigation on flights to Tel Aviv, it is planned to increase the frequency to 11 flights, from May – to 14.
As reported, UIA plans a gradual long-term restoration of the original route network in 2021. In particular, from the beginning of the 2021 summer season, it is planned to launch flights on 43 international and seven domestic routes, which will restore full-fledged air traffic from the regions of Ukraine with numerous European countries through the hub at Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv).
Starting from April 2021, UIA plans to restore its own route network by 64% of the 2019 volume.

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Kazakhstan is increasing the number of regular flights with Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and the Maldives.
The relevant decision was made by the interdepartmental commission to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the civil aviation committee of the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry said on Wednesday.
Thus, in accordance with the interdepartmental commission’s decision, the number of flights to Russia will increase by seven in general, from three to 10 flights per week on each side. This includes the number of Nur-Sultan-Moscow flights increasing from two to four per week on each side and Almaty-Moscow flights increasing from one to four per week on each side. Shymkent-Moscow flights, one per week on each side, and Aktau-Moscow, one per week on each side, are resumed.
The number of flights to the Maldives is up from four to seven per week for Kazakh companies on the Almaty-Male route.
The number of Almaty-Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) flights is increasing from two to three per week.
Along with this, the number of flights to Uzbekistan is increasing from three to four (on each side) due to one more Nur-Sultan-Tashkent flight per week. Since September 11, one flight has been performed on the Nur-Sultan-Tashkent route and two on the Almaty-Tashkent route.
The number of flights to Ukraine is increasing to two, due to the resumption of one flight per week on the Nur-Sultan-Kyiv route. In August 2020, flights on the Almaty-Kyiv route were resumed.

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Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air plans to resume flights from Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv to 19 cities in ten countries.
Wizz Air will resume flights from Kyiv to Copenhagen, Pardubice, Billund, Vienna, Krakow, Lisbon, Hamburg, Budapest, Naples, Poznan, Bratislava and Katowice in December 2020, according to a press release of the company on Tuesday.
The airline plans to fly from Lviv to Berlin, Szczecin, Bratislava, Pardubice and Vilnius, and from Kharkiv to Krakow, Dortmund, Vienna, Gdansk and Wroclaw.
“The resumption of flights depends on the decision of the authorities to leave or remove this or that country from the list of the ‘green’ zone. Accordingly, in this case, the implementation of these flights will be postponed,” the company said. If the airline is forced to cancel the flight, customers whose reservations have changed will automatically receive a 120% compensation from the initial fare, calculated as a WIZZ credit, which can be used within 24 months from the date of flight cancellation. Passengers can also choose a cash refund.
Wizz Air started operating in Ukraine in 2008. Over the past period, has transported more than 11 million passengers to and from Ukrainian airports.



The first direct flight Kyiv – Skopje departed took off on Sunday, now Ukraine and North Macedonia are connected by regular flights, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.
“We are further expanding the freedom of travel for Ukrainians. Ukraine and North Macedonia signed a visa-free regime last year. And today, for the first time in history, a direct flight Kyiv – Skopje has taken off. From now on, our countries are connected by regular flights. This is the development of not only tourism, but also business contacts,” wrote Kuleba on Twitter on Sunday.

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SkyUp (Kyiv) will start flights to Berlin (Germany) from March 29.
The press service of the airline said on Tuesday that the flights will be to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“Germany will become one of the new destinations of our summer navigation, which we are preparing to announce in the near future,” SkyUp said.
For comfortable and safe travel, the airline recommends to additionally check the current rules for entry and vacation in the airline flight program countries on the eve of departure.
In 2019, SkyUp Airlines performed 12,198 flights and carried more than 1.7 million passengers (the shares of regular and charter flights of the total number of flights were almost the same).
In the next five years, the air carrier planned to increase its share of the Ukrainian air transportation market up to 50%.
Skyup Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is Tetiana and Yuriy Alba’s ACS-Ukraine LLC, which also owns the JoinUp! tour operator.

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