Ukraine airline prepares for Abu Dhabi route
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will commence its first direct service from Abu Dhabi to Kiev later this year, an official from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has confirmed.
The route, which will be operated twice weekly with a Boeing 737, is scheduled to commence from Abu Dhabi International Airport on Friday 25th September 2009.
“We warmly welcome Ukraine International Airlines with their new route to Kiev, which helps to expand the number of European destinations serviced directly from Abu Dhabi International Airport,” said Mohammed Al Bulooki, vice president of airline marketing and aeronautical revenue at ADAC.
“Not only does the service provide the opportunity for business and leisure tourists to experience the rich tourism offerings within the Ukrainian capital, it also allows passengers from Kiev to utilise the fast and efficient transfer facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and take advantage of the links provided by International carriers and Etihad Airways to other destinations around the world,” he added.
To support the new route into the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) facilitated a familiarisation event for representatives of the Ukrainian media.
As part of the trip, ADAC hosted an afternoon presentation at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which focused on ADAC’s main role and mission to develop the aviation sector in the UAE, and highlighted the upcoming developments such as the landmark Midfield Terminal Complex and the world-class boutique duty free offering at the new Terminal 3.