JSC Ukrzaliznytsia is launching a Kiev-Vienna train since June, which will pass through the territory of Ukraine, Austria and Hungary, the Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service reported on Sunday.
The restoration of international railway traffic became possible with the assistance of the railway authorities of Austria and Hungary thanks to the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic.
“The first train from Kiev to Vienna will start on June 1, so Ukrzaliznytsia passengers have a great opportunity to start their summer with a visit to Austria. In the future, the train will run daily according to the following schedule: it will depart from the Central Kiev Station at 02:07 pm, will pass through Budapest (arrival at 8:20 am) and arrive in Vienna at 11:21 am the next day. In the opposite direction (from June 2) the train will depart at 4:42 pm and arrive in Kiev at 5:22 pm the next day,” Ukrzaliznytsia said.
Tickets for the Kiev – Vienna train can be purchased at the international ticket offices of the stations.
“Passengers can find out up-to-date information on the rules for the entry of Ukrainian citizens into the territory of Austria and Hungary, as well as citizens of these countries in Ukraine, through the official sources of the embassies of Ukraine in Austria and Hungary and the embassies of these countries in Ukraine,” Ukrzaliznytsia said.
On the occasion of its first flight to Ukraine 30 years ago, the Austrian Airlines announced the launch of flights from Vienna to Zaporizhia from May 17 with a frequency of three times a week (round trip).
The press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine said on Thursday that during the summer the company plans to increase the number of flights to daily.
It is noted that the flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Vienna to Zaporizhia at 10:35 local time, and from Zaporizhia at 14:30.
At the same time, the airline will no longer offer the Vienna – Dnipro route due to its proximity to Zaporizhia.
“The development of regional airports and aviation remains our priority for the coming years. Over time, the pre-quarantined air traffic will recover, and we are preparing our airfields for active work. I am glad that one of the leading European airlines, Austrian Airlines, which is part of the Lufthansa concern, is opening a new flight in Zaporizhia. Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa are already included in the program. I am grateful to the local authorities of Zaporizhia and the airport management for the well-coordinated and fruitful work, and I wish the pilots and future passengers a cloudless sky and successful flights,” the press service quoted Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy as saying.
There are currently no direct flights on the Vienna – Zaporizhia – Vienna route.
Ireland’s low cost Ryanair to launch flights from Kherson to Vienna
Ireland’s low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) from March 30, 2020 will launch direct flights from Kherson to Vienna (Austria).
In the airline’s booking system, the start of flights is announced on March 30.
Kherson-Vienna flights will be operated twice a week – on Mondays, departure from Kherson at 18:15 and on Fridays with departure at 21:50.
Travel time is 2 hours and 5 minutes.
The flights will be served by subsidiary of Ryanair – Lauda (formerly Laudamotion).
As reported, earlier Ryanair announced the start of flights from Kherson to Krakow (Poland).
Kherson became the fifth city in Ukraine, where the Irish low-cost airline operates.
In 2020, Ryanair intends to increase passenger traffic on Ukrainian flights by 33% to more than 2.1 million people.