On 30 October Ukraine International Airlines commenced flights from Kiev Boryspil to Düsseldorf, a route the airline will operate five times weekly. Seen celebrating the first flight at the German airport along with the crew (including the first officer giving his approval to the new route from the cockpit with a thumbs-up), are: Adin Mujic, Sales Manager, Ukraine International Airlines; Adelheid Ludwig, Country Manager Germany, Ukraine International Airlines; and Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport. Photo credit: Andreas Wiese.
Ankara Airport celebrated the arrival of Ukraine International Airlines on 30 October with cake. The 1,146-kilometre sector from the Ukrainian capital will be flown daily on a mixture of the carrier’s 737 and E190 fleets. The city pair will face no direct competition.
- Ukraine International Airlines launched two routes from Kiev Boryspil (KBP) on 30 October, a 1,688-kilometre link to Düsseldorf (DUS) and a 1,146-kilometre sector to Ankara (ESB). Flights to the German city will be flown five times weekly on the airline’s 737-800s, while the Turkish capital will be served daily on a mixture of the carrier’s 737 and E190 fleets. Commenting on the launch of flights between the capitals of Ukraine and Turkey, Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey, Andrii Sybiha, stated: “We are happy to have flights that connect Kiev and Ankara, the capital cities of the two countries. Launching these direct flights during this positive period of Turkey and Ukraine relations, in terms of social and economic conditions, is a constructive step for both nations.” Neither of the two routes launched by Ukraine International this week will face direct competition. Düsseldorf becomes the fourth German destination for Ukraine International from Boryspil, with the airline also connecting to Berlin Tegel, Frankfurt and Munich. Ankara becomes the third route for the airline to Turkey, with it already flying from Boryspil and Lviv to Istanbul Atatürk. Vote for Ankara’s cake in this week’s competition.