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State Aviation Service commission approves UIA’s new routes to Vietnam, Thailand

The commission also approved charter flights to Dominican Republic, Tanzania and Preveza.
13:51, 8 July 2018

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The commission assembled by the State Aviation Service of Ukraine for assignments of flights has advised the authority’s head to allow the private joint-stock company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) to establish flight connection between Kyiv and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Krabi and Phuket (Thailand) twice a week.

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The State Aviation Service informed on Thursday that the commission also approved charter flights during the winter navigation period to La Romana (Dominican Republic) and Zanzibar (Tanzania), as well as charter flights to Preveza (Greece) until 27 October 2018.

“The decision made by the licensing commission gives the corporation the opportunity of launching the sales of tickets for flights scheduled for the winter navigation period of 2018/2019. In particular, beginning on 25 October, Ukraine International Airlines will operate flights between Kyiv and La Romana, and starting from mid-November – between Kyiv and Ho Chi Minh City,” the company’s press service has informed, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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The airline’s press service also added that the company had considered the opportunity to launch charter flights between Kyiv and Preveza (Greece). However, no final agreement was reached with the airline’s partners. The airline is also in the middle of negotiations with a tour operator on the launch of charter flights to Zanzibar (Tanzania).

Moreover, the commission advised to refuse Ukraine International Airlines a right to operate regular flights from Vinnytsya to Gdansk, from Zaporizhzhya to Batumi, from Ivano-Frankivsk to Venice, Gdansk, Poznan, Milan, Naples, from Lviv to Warsaw, Vilnius, Kaunas, Larnaca, Malaga, Minsk, Naples; from Odesa to Kaunas, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Moscow and St. Petersburg; from Kharkiv to Warsaw, Kutaisi and Larnaca.

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Also among the Ukraine International Airlines’ assignments to be cancelled are routes between Kyiv and Kaliningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kaunas, Palanga, Stockholm, Kutaisi, Poltava and Uzhgorod.

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