Come 14 January 2014, Emirates will launch daily services to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport in Kiev. This will be the airline’s first route into Ukraine. The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500.
“We see strong potential in Ukraine through its agribusiness, heavy machinery industries, technology, and tourism,” said Hubert Frach, divisional senior vice president commercial operations West. “We expect Dubai to be a popular choice for our customers in Ukraine, facilitating new business and leisure opportunities,” he added.
The daily service EK171, will leave Dubai at 17:15hrs and arrive in Kiev at 20:35hrs the same day. The return flight to Dubai leaves Kiev at 22:10hrs and gets into Dubai at 04:55hrs the following day.
The airline’s launch of Kiev will follow on from the launch of Stockholm on 4 September, Clark in the Philippines on 1 October, and the Trans-Atlantic service from Milan to New York, also commencing on 1 October. In Africa, Emirates will expand its Dakar operation with a linked service to Conakry in Guinea from 27 October 2013.