In the light of the Indian government lifting restrictions on the number of flights which can be operated between India and Ukraine, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will operate four special evacuation flights to India in the coming week. As per an official release by UIA, apart from the four flights finalised so far, the airline will consider operating two more special evacuation flights to India.
The airline company has said that they are working with the MEA and DGCA officials to ensure additional flights if the situation warrants. Sergey Fomenko, Executive Vice President for Commerce at Ukraine International Airlines said, “We are committed to providing our best support to Indian travellers wanting to return urgently because of the latest advisories. We are assessing the situation daily and are doing everything necessary to ensure we prioritise the safety of passengers.”
UIA has also increased the capacity of aircraft on popular European routes due to the temporary cancellation of flights of some foreign carriers to/from Ukraine. Currently, the UIA route network covers all key European destinations and passengers can fly to Munich (MUC), London (LGW), Prague (PRG), Barcelona (BCN), Larnaca (LCA), Milan (MXP), Geneva (GVA), Vilnius (VNO), and Chisinau (KIV).
“UIA operates daily flights to Paris (CDG) and Amsterdam (AMS), so thanks to UIA’s code-sharing partnership with KLM /Air France, passengers are provided with convenient transit through major European hubs,” said Yevhenii Dykhne, CEO, UIA during a press conference at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on topical issues of air transport in Ukraine yesterday.
UIA has a local office in New Delhi, run by its General Sales Agent in India, STIC Travel Group. “Our UIA India team is working round-the-clock to facilitate the evacuation. We have been servicing this route for a long time and are trying our best to work with all the student specialists, travel agents, universities, and colleges, in addition to official channels, to ensure all Indians wanting to return have access to UIA flights,” said Isha Goyal, CEO, STIC Travel Group.