Flydubai announced its entry into Ukraine with the announcement of flights to Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkov, expanding the low-cost carrier's global network to 40 destinations spanning the GCC, Asia, Levant, Africa, Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.
Flights to the three destinations will start after Eid, allowing travellers from the UAE to take advantage of low-cost fares to a flourishing winter hotspot. Flights to Kiev and Kharkov will commence on 16th September while flights to the eastern-city of Donetsk will start a day later, on 17th September.
Anton Volov, Director of Boryspil International Airport, Kiev, said, "We are very much looking forward to welcoming Flydubai to Kiev in September. Flydubai is a quality airline offering affordable flights on brand new aircraft and this will be a major benefit for passengers wishing to travel between Kiev and Dubai."
Flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said, "Ukraine is a fascinating country ideally located at the edges of North, South, East and West Europe. The potential to develop the economic relationship between Ukraine and the UAE is huge and I am confident Flydubai's three new destinations will have a large stimulant effect on this relationship.
"Boryspil International Airport in Kiev is an impressive modern airport and we have been granted the privilege of flying into the prestigious Terminal F, a terminal usually not offered to low cost airlines. I would like to extend Flydubai's thanks to the authorities in Kiev for giving us this honour," he added.
Ukraine is the eighth most visited country in the world and its location at the cross-roads of Central, East, North and South Europe has long made it a popular tourist and transit spot within the region. The country has strong roots in European and Russian history but has forged a unique identity, offering tourists a distinctive adventure, cultural and leisure experience.