A Monitor Desk Report 31 Aug, 2017 | 2882 Views|-+
Ukrainian models holding traditional welcome cakes seen with Qatar Airways cabin crew
DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha and Boryspil International Airport, near Kiev, Ukraine. Qatar Airways received a warm welcome recently when it launched the first direct flights between Doha and Kiev, Ukraine.
The daily flights are being operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
QR297 departs Doha every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 15:15 to arrive in Kiev (KBP) at 20:55. QR298 will depart Kiev at 23:45 to arrive back in Doha at 05:05 the following day.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, flight QR925 is scheduled to depart Doha at 06:45 and arrive in Kiev at 12:25. The return leg, QR926, will depart Kiev at 13:25 landing back in Doha at 18:45.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said, “We are delighted to launch direct service to Kiev, a much-anticipated addition to our global network. This new route will connect businesses in Kiev and across Ukraine to new business partners from around the globe, while also appealing to leisure travellers, offering them the opportunity to experience this charming city.”
“Kiev is just one of several new European destinations launched by Qatar Airways this summer, including Prague and Skopje, opening new gateways across Eastern Europe and linking these cities to our extensive global network of more than 150 destinations.”
The new daily flights to Kiev will provide over 10 tonnes of belly capacity each week, supporting the growing food product, pharmaceutical and civil aircraft industries in Ukraine. The belly service is also complemented with a local trucking network to and from Kiev airport.