QATAR Airways (QA) has announced the launch of its new direct service to Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, with seven weekly flights beginning August 28.The service comes as part of the airline’s robust expansion plan for Eastern Europe, with services to Skopje in Macedonia and Prague in Czech Republic commencing this summer.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said:”Our new service to Kiev 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 Kiev will now have the opportunity to travel seamlessly through our award-winning Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, 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 Kiev, one of Eastern Europe’s most stunning cities. We are delighted to be able to unlock this gateway to Eastern Europe.”The new Kiev 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 3,000 entertainment options.Kiev is one of Eastern Europe’s oldest cities and a historic and cultural centre, with stunning architecture and many museums and galleries showcasing the city’s centuries-long past.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar