Wed, 30 Aug 2017

Qatar Airways Launches Daily Flights to Kyiv, Ukraine

Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha and Boryspil International Airport, near Kyiv, Ukraine.

The daily flights are being operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

 QR297 departs Doha every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 15:15 to arrive in Kyiv (KBP) at 20:55. QR298 will depart Kyiv at 23:45 to arrive back in Doha at 05:05 the following day.

 On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, flight QR925 is scheduled to depart Doha at 06:45 and arrive in Kyiv at 12:25. The return leg, QR926, will depart Kyiv at 13:25 landing back in Doha at 18:45.

Qatar Airways received a warm welcome on Monday when it launched the first direct flights between Doha and Kyiv, Ukraine. Click to enlarge.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to launch direct service to Kyiv, a much-anticipated addition to our global network. This new route will connect businesses in Kyiv 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. Kyiv 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 new daily flights to Kyiv will provide over 10 tonnes of belly capacity each week, supporting the growing food product, pharmaceutical and civil aircraft industries in Ukraine. The belly service is also complemented with a local trucking network to and from Kyiv airport.

Chief Executive Officer of Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, Mr. Pavlo Riabikin, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Qatar Airways inaugural flight here to Boryspil. We hope that this will mark the beginning of a long-term mutually beneficial partnership. Developing cooperation with the best airline companies in the world is a matter of fundamental importance for us. Yesterday’s arrival heralds a further step in qualitative development of the main airport of Ukraine.”

Kyiv, one of Eastern Europe’s undiscovered cultural jewels, is filled with striking architecture and many art galleries and museums. The city is both historic and modern at the same time, and is quickly becoming a popular must-visit destination for travellers from around the globe.

Thanks to a new visa waiver scheme, Ukrainians can obtain a 30-day visa on arrival in Doha.

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