The aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) landed at Boryspil Airport: more than two hundred Ukrainians returned to their homeland from the United States. This was announced by Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Volodymyr Yelchenko on his Twitter page.
"@fly_uia flight from Miami FL just landed in KBP. Temperature check upon arrival. Be safe back home!" he wrote.
According to the Embassy of Ukraine in the US, 259 passengers were on board the aircraft.
The special flight also brought home 119 Ukrainian students who were in the United States under the American FLEX education program.
Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers plans to organize a number of similar flights in late April and May.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine would pay compensation to the Ukrainian airlines for the evacuation charter flights that were performed after the government stopped passenger air transportation due to the spread of coronavirus.
“They were forced to fly empty in one direction, taking people, for example, from Egypt. This is a loss-making flight, so we made such a decision earlier at a government meeting. Now we are awaiting detailed calculations from air carriers to provide them with subsidies, and these compensations will help them to function until the moment of resumption of air traffic," Minister of Infrastructure stated.