On 28 August, Qatar Airways commenced daily flights between Doha and Kiev Boryspil. In celebration, the latter airport greeted the aircraft with traditional Ukrainian dancing, while afterwards a press conference was held, fronted by: Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure for Ukraine; Ehab Amin, CCO Qatar Airways; and Pavlo Riabikin, CEO of Kiev Boryspil Airport. Afterwards, a gift exchange took place between Amin and Riabikin.
- Qatar Airways has introduced Kiev Boryspil (KBP) to its network, launching on 28 August a daily A320-operated service from Doha (DOH). Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker, said of the new route: “We are delighted to launch direct service to Kiev, a much-anticipated addition to our global network. This new route will connect businesses in Kiev and across Ukraine to new business partners from around the globe, while also appealing to leisure travellers, offering them the opportunity to experience this charming city. Kiev is just one of several new European destinations launched by Qatar Airways this summer, including Prague and Skopje, opening new gateways across Eastern Europe and linking these cities to our extensive global network of more than 150 destinations.” The 3,302-kilometre route to the Ukrainian capital will not face any direct competition. As stated, Qatar Airways has recently introduced Prague and Skopje to its network in Eastern Europe. Its next launch to the region is scheduled to take place on 31 October, the day on which the oneworld member will begin serving Sarajevo. See how Kiev Boryspil Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.