Aerosvit to Add Direct Flights to Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa

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The FINANCIAL — Leading Ukrainian Airline company Aerosvit will add direct flights from Tbilisi to Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa from June 1.


kazanti.jpgThe FINANCIAL — Leading Ukrainian Airline company Aerosvit will add direct flights from Tbilisi to Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa from June 1.


Aerosvit is going to be offering special promo prices on direct flights. One way trip prices to Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa will start from 99 EUR and a round trip from 160 EUR.

Ukraine Aviation Group includes four air companies; Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines, DonbassAero, DneprAvia and Windrose. In the total framework of the alliance the number of passengers transported totalled 3,225,090 in 2011. According to the index of the first four months of 2012, the number of transported passengers totalled 820,455.

Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines (Aerosvit) is Ukraine’s leading airline established in 1992 which has been operating since 1994. The main base airport for Aerosvit is Kiev Borispol International airport (KBP). Aerosvit is a leading member of the Ukraine Aviation Group. The company currently comprises fifty-five aircrafts and arranges flights to over seventy international destinations. Aerosvit is a member of IATA (including IATA Clearing House MITA and 52 BSPs), AEA, ARC, EBA and many others,” Aerosvit noted.

Aerosvit entered the Georgian market in April 2008. According to data of the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, for the nine months of 2011 Aerosvit was occupying a 13% share of the airline market in Georgia,” said Lali Beshkenadze, director representative office of Aerosvit in Georgia.

“It is hard to pick out the most popular destination of our company. We offer many interesting destinations to Georgian customers including New York, Toronto, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, London, Alma-Ata, Astana and many more. Our transit schedule is targeted at outgoing and incoming passengers. We have a very flexible, comfortable flight schedule,” Beshkenadze said.

“Aerosvit performs fifteen flights per week during Winter and Spring. For Summer and Autumn the company performs more than twenty flights per week. We have direct flights from Tbilisi to Kiev, Tbilisi-Dnepropetrovsk, Tbilisi-Odessa, Tbilisi-Donetsk, Batumi-Kiev and Batumi-Dnepropetrovsk. The average load factor of Tbilisi-Kiev flights during January and April was 70%,”Beshkenadze noted.

Domestic flights operated by Aerosvit are to Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Lvov, Simferopol, Ivano-Frankovsk, and to the Russian Federation – Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Sochi, Nizhnevartovsk, Murmansk and Rostov.

The company performs international flights to Riga, Vilnius, Budapest Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest, Sofia, Tallinn, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Napoli, Milan, Istanbul, Astana, Alma-Ata, Tashkent, Kishinev, Bishkek, Baku, Dubai, Bangkok, Peking, Deli, Tel-Aviv, Athens, Toronto, London, New York, Larnaca and others.

“Prices in our company are completely adapted to Georgian market demand. The minimum prices of tickets start from 290 GEL including airport tax, and round trip tickets from 450 GEL,” Beshkenadze said.

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“Our company performs flights to Kiev two times a day. The schedule is maximally flexible for business passengers as well as for tourists. The first flight is scheduled to depart at 07:50 a.m. and arrives in Kiev at 09:25 (Ukrainian time schedule).  The second flight departs at 17:55 p.m. and arrives in Kiev at 19:30. The morning flight is generally oriented at transit and business passengers. During the day Aerosvit therefore provides two flights from Kiev to Tbilisi. The first flight from Kiev to Tbilisi departs at 13:25 p.m. and arrives at Tbilisi at 17:10 p.m. The second flight departs at 22:15 according to Ukrainian timing, and arrives in Georgia at 01:50 a.m,” Beshkenadze said.

State Enterprise International airport Borispol is the main gateway to Ukraine. It serves more than 65% of air passenger traffic of the country.

“Today, the airport Borispol holds the leading position in the airline industry in Ukraine not only in terms of the pace of construction and reconstruction, but mostly considering the introduction of a number of modern technological solutions in the planes of high-quality service airlines and passengers,” Aerosvit noted.

“In the year 2011 for the first time in the history of air travel in Ukraine 8,000,000 passengers were served at the airport. The absolute maximum of passengers served was during the month of August in 2011 at 936,500. In July, the recorded absolute maximum daily number was 34,762 passengers and the absolute maximum for one week was 213,101 passengers, which was for the last week of July,” Aerosvit said.

Aerosvit Business class passengers may enjoy: Maximum seat comfort – more room to relax; Choice of press & Duty Free; Videos and Music; Menu with delightful choices; Specials & drinks; Separate Business class check-in; Lounge access at every destination; Complimentary Business class service kit; 200% miles for flying Business; Free Limo service from/to JFK.

For the economy class passengers company offers: Comfortable seats, choice of press & Duty Free, video and Music entertainment, hot meal plan & drinks free of charge, economy flexible fare for business travelers, and complimentary albums for children on board, 50-150% of miles for flying Economy

Those who are going to visit Ukraine may enjoy a myriad of different events, concerts, festivals and exhibitions taking place in the country.

“This year’s main international event for Ukraine is the European football championship Euro-2012, residents and visitors alike will find many interesting activities to suit all tastes. Numerous musical and ethnic festivals take place in Kiev as well as in different parts of the country from the Black Sea coast of Crimea to the Carpathians,” Aerosvit noted.

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The first Kiev International Biennial of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 will be held in the Art Arsenal from May 24 till July 31. This project will be an analogue of the world’s leading art biennials and will bring together the best curators and artists who will be presenting the latest creative directions and artistic trends of local and world art.

The Festival of Medieval Culture Outpost will be held on June 1-3, 2012 in Kamenetz-Podolsk. This is the largest Ukrainian festival which will be held in the old fortress – one of the greatest fortresses of the country.

Alfa Jazz Festival – a jazz festival of international scale, will take place in Lvov from June 1-3, 2012. The Festival will bring together the best jazz musicians in the world.

The international festival of contemporary sculpture Kyiv Sculpture Project (KSP) will take place for the first time from June 2 to July 2, 2012. Within a month, in a picturesque part of Kiev, the National Botanical Garden will feature sculptures of Ukrainian and foreign authors.

The festival Country Dreams 2012 will be held on 22 and 23 June in Kiev. This festival – the revival of traditional Ukrainian culture – will support the ethnic styles of modern music, and allow audience members of other nations to get acquainted with elements of Ukrainian ethnic culture; pure, live music, real people, living history, living culture. The festival is going to be taking place on the slopes of the Dnieper River, near the holy monastery, in the days of Ivan Kupala.

Tripolsky Circle 2012 will be held from June 28 to July 1 in Rzhyshchiv in the Kiev region. Tripolsky Circle is an international eco-cultural festival with a five-year cycle. Every four years, one of the elements of nature is named: Water, Earth, Fire, Air, which have their own artistic, educational, environmental and social issues. The festival combines recreational, athletic, musical, environmental, educational, exhibition and other cultural aspects and activities.

ArtPole-2012 will be held from 12 to 16 July. It will launch a rich artistic programme. One of the most famous Ukrainian open air festivals, it started ten years ago in the village of Sheshory and is now in the village of humiliation, in the Ivano-Frankovsk region. This is a great “art laboratory” in the open air with a variety of workshops, film screenings, art programme and an evening world music scene.

In addition Kazantip Z20 will be held in August 2012. Kazantip is an isolated “Planet of Happiness” on the Black Sea coast of Crimea.  Kazantip Z20 is designed for those who want to enjoy the warm Crimean sun and sea, the beauty of naked human bodies and a positive atmosphere.



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