Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to resume flights to Tbilisi from January 31, and SkyUp Airlines from February 4, 2021.
Currently, there are no direct flights between the capitals of Ukraine and Georgia, Georgia plans to remove restrictions on international scheduled flights from February 1, 2021.
As noted in the UIA message on Thursday, after the official lifting of restrictions on air travel by the Georgian authorities, communication with Tbilisi by UIA flights will be possible twice a week: on Fridays and Sundays, with a return to Kyiv every Saturday and Monday.
In the future, from March 1, 2021, UIA expects to increase the number of flights in this direction to four flights per week.
SkyUp Airlines plans to launch flights Kyiv-Tbilisi from February 4 and Kyiv-Batumi from February 9.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) is ready to transport vaccines.
“Since the beginning of 2021, the active stage of vaccination has begun all over the world, which will tend to increase throughout the current year. In order to ensure safe delivery of vaccines, UIA has prepared Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 aircraft to transport the vaccines as cargo,” the press service of UIA said on Monday.
The airline also expressed its readiness to transport the vaccine not only to Ukraine, but all over the world. At the same time, it is noted that given the peculiarities of compliance with the required temperature regimes, transportation of the vaccine by air is the fastest and most reliable method of delivery.
According to the company, since the implementation of quarantine measures, UIA has transported 870 tonnes of medical cargo.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) is launching corporate air excursions over Kyiv lasting one hour.
According to the airline’s website, departure and arrival will be carried out from Boryspil International Airport on board an Embraer 195 aircraft with a maximum capacity of 116 seats.
The service is available only for corporate clients, the cost of one seat with a full load of the aircraft is the equivalent of $ 70 in hryvnias.
“A flight over Kyiv is not only an incredible experience, but also an opportunity to learn how aviation works from professionals. During an hour-long excursion, the pilots will tell what they have only heard about before: what are flight maps, echelon and briefing, what kind of weather is considered unfavorable for the flight, and much more,” UIA said in a statement.
The airline also offers custom pricing.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to gradually restore the original route network from March 28, 2021.
According to the airline, the launch of dozens of flights will allow to resume air communication between the regions of Ukraine and numerous European countries through the air hub at Boryspil International Airport.
At the beginning of 2021 summer navigation, the airline’s domestic flights will operate in the directions of Kherson, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zaporizhia.
UIA plans to operate international flights on 43 routes, including from Kyiv to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Nice, Brussels, Dubai, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vilnius, New York, Toronto, Rome, Milan, Larnaca, Athens, Delhi, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan and Istanbul, as well as to Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Chisinau and Barcelona.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has decided to terminate the activities of structural divisions in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria due to staff reductions.
This decision was made in connection with the reduction of the staff of UIA and the reduction in costs for representative offices, the company said in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.
In particular, the UIA Supervisory Board decided to terminate the activities of UIA structural divisions in the Swiss Confederation, in the Kingdom of Spain, in the Italian Republic, in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the Republic of Austria.
As reported, UIA ceased operations of its divisions in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus in September.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has postponed the launch of Kyiv-New York flights to the end of the low winter season 2020-2021.
“This decision is due to objective circumstances. Long-haul flights is planned in advance. All current changes in the market and forecast of their impact on the future are taken into account,” the airline’s press service said on Friday.
UIA said that the revision of Ukraine’s GDP recovery in 2020 and 2021 due to the negative impact of the pandemic on the country’s economy; deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Eastern European countries, Israel; as well as a significant deterioration of the political situation in the Caucasus, which led to the cancellation of flights to Yerevan, Baku, Tbilisi, which were supposed to provide a transit flow through Kyiv to the United States, negatively affected the forecasts for the launch of flights to New York.
“The combination of these factors, leading to a decrease in both direct traffic from Ukraine to New York and transit traffic to the United States, became the reason for revising the feasibility of restoring a direct Kyiv-New York flight in 2020,” the airline said.
UIA said that they continue planning flights based solely on object.