Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Kyiv was welcomed with much fanfare at the Boryspil International Airport which marked the launch of direct daily flights between Doha and Ukrainian capital.
The new route will be served by the Airbus A320 aircraft. Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ehab Amin, who was on board for the inaugural flight was welcomed with a traditional airport arrival ceremony.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said:”We are delighted to launch direct service to Kyiv, a much-anticipated addition to our global network. This new route will connect businesses in Kyiv 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. Kyiv 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.”
Chief Executive Officer of Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, Pavlo Riabikin, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Boryspil. We hope that this will mark the beginning of a long-term mutually beneficial partnership. Developing cooperation with the best airline companies in the world is a matter of fundamental importance for us. Yesterday’s arrival heralds a further step in qualitative development of the main airport of Ukraine.”
Kyiv is one of Europe’s underrated cultural jewels, filled with striking architecture and many art galleries and museums.