12 Jul 2017 – 17:22
Doha: Qatar Airways on Wednesday announced the launch of its new direct service to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, with seven weekly flights beginning August 28, 2017.
Qatar Airways said the launch of service to the Ukrainian capital comes as part of the airlines expansion plans 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 our award-winning Doha Hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to any of our popular destinations in Eastern Europe as well as throughout our rapidly-expanding network. And Qatar Airways passengers will now have the opportunity to experience the exquisite beauty of Kyiv, one of Eastern Europes most stunning cities. 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 on board entertainment system, Oryx One, featuring a choice of more than 3000 entertainment options.
The 2017 Airline of the Year, as awarded by Skytrax, has a host of exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of 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 destination launches will take place throughout 2017-2018.
Doha – Kyiv
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Doha (DOH) to Kyiv (KBP) QR297 departs 15:15 arrives 20:55
Kyiv (KBP) to Doha (DOH) QR298 departs 23:45 arrives 05:05 +1
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Kyiv (KBP) QR295 departs 06:45 arrives 12:25
Kyiv (KBP) to Doha (DOH) QR296 departs 13:25 arrives 18:45
*As per Summer schedule.
Source : The Peninsula