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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES INCREASES NUMBER OF FLIGHTS TO POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) is increasing the number of flights to the most popular international routes due to a sharp increase in demand for air travel in early summer.
According to the airline on Friday, the relevant trend is due to the softening of border crossing conditions amid coronavirus crisis and the intensification of tourist air traffic.
Due to the organic increase in traffic volumes, UIA passengers will receive a wider choice of flights in a number of directions in July, the airline said.
Thus, in the direction Kyiv-Athens-Kyiv new frequencies are added to flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: every Sunday from July 11 and every Saturday from July 31, 2021.
A new frequency on Mondays will be added to daily flights Kyiv-Larnaca-Kyiv from July 12.
Flights Kyiv-Cairo-Kyiv except Mondays and Tuesdays from July 13 will be operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from July 23 and on Sundays.
Flights Kyiv-Baku-Kyiv will be operated daily, taking into account additional frequencies on Tuesdays from July 13 and on Saturdays from July 24.
Additional frequencies on Mondays will be added to daily flights Kyiv-Yerevan-Kyiv from July 26, and from July 29 on Thursdays.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES TERMINATES WORK OF OFFICE IN MOSCOW

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has decided to terminate its branch in the Russian Federation, located in Moscow.
According to the airline’s message in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, this decision was made by the Supervisory Board in connection with the reduction of the staff of UIA and the reduction in costs for representative offices.
As reported, in September 2020, UIA ceased operations of its divisions in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus, and in October – in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria.
In June this year, UIA decided to close its representative office in China.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES SUSPENDS RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND POLAND

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has suspended the resumption of flights between Ukraine and Poland (Kyiv-Warsaw-Kyiv), which was planned for June 18.
According to the company’s website, the reason for this decision was the situation that arose in connection with the need to fly around the territory of Belarus and the subsequent redistribution of passenger traffic observed by the airline in this direction.
“UIA will carefully analyze the market for both point to point passengers traveling to/from Poland and passengers traveling with a transfer in Poland or Ukraine. In the event of a recovery in demand for the UIA network, the flights will be resumed,” the report says.
Currently, flights from Kyiv to Warsaw are also operated by Wizz Air, Ryanair and LOT.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES RESUMES FLIGHTS TO ATHENS

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to resume regular flights to Athens (Greece) from June 18, 2021.
As the press service of the company said, the flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Departure from Kyiv is planned at 10:35, arrival – at 13:10. In the opposite direction, departure is scheduled at 14:05, arrival at 16:40.
Direct flights from Kyiv to Athens during this period will also be operated by Wizz Air and Ryanair.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES RESUMES FLIGHTS TO WARSAW

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will resume flights on the Kyiv-Warsaw-Kyiv route from June 18, 2021, which were suspended due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the press service of the company said on Wednesday, these flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Departures from Kyiv are planned at 09:55 (arrival at 10:30 local time), from Warsaw – at 14:05 (arrival at 16:35 local time).
Currently, flights from Kyiv to Warsaw are also operated by Wizz Air, Ryanair and LOT.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KIEV TO RAS AL-KHAIMAH (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is launching flights from Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) to Ras al-Khaimah (the United Arab Emirates) from June 25, 2021, the airline’s press service said on Monday.
“UIA will become the first Ukrainian airline to operate direct flights to Ras al-Khaimah and one of the main strategic aviation partners for the Emirate, which is currently developing dynamically,” the UIA said.
The airline said that it will take five hours to fly from Kyiv to Ras al-Khaimah international airport. Upon arrival, all tourists undergo mandatory PCR testing at the airport. In addition, they can also undergo free PCR testing before returning to Ukraine.
According to UIA, Ras al-Khaimah received safety certifications from the world leader in the inspection and certification services Bureau Veritas, as well as from the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC).
“Ukraine is a fast growing and important market for the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, and our partnership with Ukraine International Airlines is another step in the strategy of increasing tourist flow through introducing direct flights… This is a key step in the restoration of international tourism on our broad strategy of exploring new routes through main, secondary and emerging markets thanks to charter and scheduled flights,” CEO at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Raki Phillips was quoted as saying.
In turn, UIA CEO Yevhen Dykhne said that the airline plans to increase the frequency of flights to Ras al-Khaimah, given the expected high demand, especially in summer.

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