Kyiv-based AeroSvit airline on April 27, 2012 will commence flights between Kyiv and Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia, the airline's press service has reported.
The press service said that in April-June the company would gradually increase the number of flights on the route to five a week.
From April 27, 2012, AeroSvit will fly to Yekaterinburg on Fridays. From May 20, 2012 flights on Sundays will be added, from June 2, 2012 – on Saturdays, and from June 18, 2012 – on Mondays and Thursdays.
The flight from Kyiv will depart at 2230 and land at Yekaterinburg at 0455 local time next day. Departure from Yekaterinburg is at 0555 local time and arrival in Kyiv is at 0630. It will take around three hours and 30 minutes to fly the route.
The new flights will service both direct and transit passenger flows generated by AeroSvit via its hub airport in Boryspil. Passengers from Ukrainian cities – Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Simferopol and Kharkiv – could use the flight.
In addition, code sharing will be foreseen for other international flights of AeroSvit, including form Warsaw, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, London, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vilnius, Tel-Aviv, New York and other destinations of the AeroSvit chain.
AeroSvit noted that the airline services regular flights to Moscow, St.Petersburg and Kaliningrad and seasonal routes to Novosibirsk, Nizhnevartovsk and Krasnodar. In the period of summer navigation, the airline will also launch a new direction to Rostov-on-Don and plans to further expand of its flight chain to Russia.
AeroSvit was created in 1994. It is based at Boryspil airport in Kyiv. The company serves 80 international routes to 34 countries as well as domestic routes. It has been a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1996 and of the Association of European Airlines since 2008.
Its fleet consists of 20 medium-range Boeing 737s and eight long-haul Boeing 767s. In addition to that, it operates Airbus 320, Airbus 321, Embraer 145, and Embraer 195 aircraft jointly with partner airlines.