July 12, 2017: Qatar Airways has announced the launch of its new direct service to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, with seven weekly flights beginning 28 August 2017. The launch of service to the Ukrainian capital comes as part of the airline’s expansion plan in Eastern Europe, with service to Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and Prague, Czech Republic commencing this summer.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said, “Our new service to Kyiv is part of our expedited expansion plans, which aim at unlocking new destinations to enhance our passengers’ connectivity to our extensive global network. Passengers from Kyiv will now have the opportunity to travel seamlessly through Hamad International Airport (HIA), to any of our popular destinations in Eastern Europe as well as throughout our rapidly-expanding network. We are delighted to be able to unlock this gateway to Eastern Europe.”
The new Kyiv route will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers individual seatback television screens providing all passengers with the next-generation, interactive onboard entertainment system, Oryx One, featuring a choice of more than 3000 entertainment options.
The airline has planned new destinations planned for this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, U.S.; and Santiago, Chile. A total of 25 new destinations will be added to Qatar Airways’ network.