Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) the flag carrier of Ukraine will start non-stop services between Kiev – the airline’s hub and capital of Ukraine and New Delhi – the Indian capital and largest airport in the region. The flights would begin as a 3x weekly operation and would see the fourth frequency being added from June onwards.
PS391 KBP2055 – 0620DEL
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The flights will be operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Kiev and Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Delhi. The Thursday departure from Kiev and Friday departure from Delhi is effective June. The airline will deploy B767-300 aircraft on the sector and would operate in three class configuration of Business, Premium Economy and Economy. A total of 261 seats will be offered each way, with 12 in Business, 38 in premium economy and 211 in Economy class. The 4580 kms distance would be covered in six hours and fifty minutes.
This will be the airlines first and only destination in India and adds another feather in the cap for Delhi International Airport which boasts of maximum connections by airport from India. This is the first connection to Eastern Europe from Delhi. Kiev – the capital of the Ukraine is the seventh largest city in Europe and the country has been recovering well after conflict with Russia in 2015, which had led the airline to expand and connect new destinations to its capital.
The airline has been working on its fleet renewal and recently received its third brand new B737-800NG aircraft along with its first B777 aircraft. The airline currently operates 42 aircraft which comprise of B737s, B767s, B777 and E190.