UIA opens ticket sales for a new flight from Kiev to Colombo

18.10.2010

Ticket sales for flights connecting Kiev and the capital of the western Province of Sri Lanka – the city of Colombo – are open in UIA offices, ticket agencies and via the UIA website www.flyuia.com

Ticket sales for flights connecting Kiev and the capital of the western Province of Sri Lanka – the city of Colombo – are open in UIA offices, ticket agencies and via the UIA website www.flyuia.com

Commencing December 12, 2010 and until the end of the winter schedule 2010-2011, a new flight from Kiev (Boryspil International Airport) to Colombo (Bandaranaike International Airport) will be operated twice a week – on Tuesdays and Sundays by UIA`s modern comfortable Boeing 737 NEXT GENERATION aircraft in two class cabin configuration – Business and Economy class.

Timetable:

Flight Destination Days Departure* Arrival*
PS 383 Kiev - Colombo .2….7 13:10 03:25+1
PS 384 Colombo - Kiev 1.3…. 04:25 14:25

*local timing

UIA is the first Ukrainian carrier to establish a direct air connection with Sri Lanka. The flight (total time en route is 9 hours and 45 minutes) will be operated by the shortest and most geographically direct route via Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. It is expected that during the stop-over in Abu Dhabi (about 1 hour) passengers will be able to visit one of the world`s best Duty Free Shop networks.

Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean situated by the equator, formerly known as Ceylon. Tourists from around the world are attracted there by the kilometers of white sandy beaches, luxuriant tropical nature, colorful local culture and exotic cuisine.

"The launch of the new UIA flight to the "island of eternal summer" – Sri Lanka – is particularly attractive during the cold winter season, when exotic destinations become very popular, – said Sergei Fomenko, UIA Vice President Sales and Marketing. – We constantly develop our route network to provide our passengers with more opportunities for recreation suited to every fancy. Meanwhile, the highest level of service that includes free baggage allowance (20 kg in economy and 40 kg in business class), hot meals and complimentary bar, and additional benefits and exclusive privileges for the members of Panorama Club loyalty program will make a trip with UIA enjoyable and beneficial".