Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has stopped operating long-haul flights until April 2021

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The airline is rebuilding network and all current routs are short-haul and medium-haul flights. The current situation on Ukrainian market is not favorable for long-haul flights.

At the moment airline operating short-haul flights to the Europe and the Middle East. Airline planning to expand services to North Africa and the Caucasus, later this month. Current UIA flights from Boryspil (KBP) airport:

  • Amsterdam (AMS)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Nice (NCE)
  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Istanbul (IST)
  • Tel Aviv (TLV)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Munich (MUC)
Besides this, UAI is also operating domestic flights to Lviv (LWO), Odesa (ODS), Dnipro (DNK) and Kherson (KHE).

Later this month airline will expand service to to Yerevan (EVN), Madrid (MAD), and Cairo (CAI). As well UIA will operate two roundtrip flights between Kyiv and Toronto (YYZ). However, beyond that, the airline will not be flying any scheduled commercial long-haul flights.

We hope by the next April of 2021 UIA could recover and open new long-haul flights to USA, India and China.

UIA explains that its current strategy is a point-to-point business model that “does not always provide sustainable passenger traffic.” In a press release viewed by Simple Flying, UIA’s president, Eugene Dykhne stated the following: “In the first stage of the recovery, UIA needs to operate primary routes with strong business and point-to-point traffic. UIA will work closely with partner airlines to transport passengers to major hub airports for additional connections to and from Ukraine. As governmental restrictions begin to ease, UIA plans to return to the hub model in April 2021 and restore the route network by at least 80% and will include long-haul flights to New York (JFK), Toronto (YYZ) and Delhi (DEL).”

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