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Ukraine travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Ukraine. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Ukraine. Kiev Travel information. Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia's Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

AELF FlightService signs long-term contract with Windrose Airlines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020 16:11

AELF FlightService, which recently entered the widebody charter market, signed a 14-month contract to fly charter flights for Windrose Airlines.  Beginning this week, the company will fly freight for the ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines resumes flights to Yerevan from December 4

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020 19:59

Ukraine International Airlines announced the possibility of resuming flights to Yerevan (Armenia) from December 4, 2020. The restart after a long pause became possible due to the stabilization of the ... Read More

President of Ukraine tests positive for COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 9, 2020 23:24

President of Ukraine announced today that he had tested positive for coronavirus. According to the Ukrainian media reports, the country's Finance Minister Sergey Marchenko was also infected with the coronavirus. ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines cancels two regional destinations with Israel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020 21:55

Effective November 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) announces cancellation of flights between Lviv and Israel until the end of winter navigation and between Kharkiv and Israel until December 5, ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines uses drone-based scanning for aircraft inspections

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020 17:33

Ukrainian MRO company MAUtechnic, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and Luftronix, Inc have jointly conducted drone-based scans of UIA's Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Kyiv. All scans were conducted using Luftronix's custom-built ... Read More

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 09:37

Kazakhstan's Chief Sanitary Officer announced that the country plans to cut down down air service with the UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus. During an online press briefing, the official revealed ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines to resume flights between New York and Kyiv in Spring 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020 11:53

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has updated its plans and schedule for non-stop wide-body flights between Kyiv & New York. UIA is planning to resume flights as the Spring season takes ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines adjusting October flight schedule

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 30, 2020 11:52

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) postpones the start of flights Kyiv-Brussels-Kyiv and Kyiv-Dusseldorf-Kyiv until October 24, 2020. UIA will also temporarily suspend flights Kharkiv-Tel-Aviv-Kharkiv from October, 4 and Dnipro-Tel-Aviv-Dnipro from October, ... Read More

Ukraine orders all An-26 flights suspended after deadly crash

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 26, 2020 06:17

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, issued an order, halting all flights of Antonov An-26 model planes, until the causes of disastrous Kharkiv crash are determined and confirmed. The deputy ... Read More

At least 25 people killed in Ukraine plane crash

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 25, 2020 13:36

At least 25 people died in a crash of Antonov An-26 aircraft in northeastern Ukraine. Ukraine's military officials have confirmed reports that the turboprop plane crashed late on Friday as ... Read More

Wizz Air: Stop union busting in Ukraine!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020 19:44

Following attacks on workers’ rights and the freedom of association by Wizz Air in Ukraine, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) urge authorities to ... Read More

British easyJet to launch Ukraine flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020 01:35

UK's budget carrier  easyJet announced that it has been licensed to fly to Ukraine and the air service to that Eastern European country may commence as early as the fall ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 8, 2020 20:34

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is gradually resuming its operations after a three-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UIA is working closely with governments across the globe while insuring the ... Read More

5 Traditions You Will Only See at a Ukrainian Wedding

editor editor- July 27, 2020 22:44

Ukrainian weddings have unique customs and are often remembered for a long time. Not all newlyweds adhere to traditional wedding rites. But Ukraine marriage traditions are more common at marriage ... Read More

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020 22:04

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over the 2014 shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 passenger ... Read More

The reason Ukraine International Airlines PS752 was shut down over Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020 00:36

During a conflict situation between Iran and the United States, a Ukraine International Airlines Flight was shot down by the Iranian military after takeoff in Teheran. With 167 passengers and ... Read More

Canada’s Transport Minister addresses ICAO on Ukraine International Airlines flight shot down in Iran

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 10, 2020 18:38

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents. ... Read More

Best case scenario: Ukraine International Airlines presents recovery strategy

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020 18:46

Ukraine International Airlines expects to resume operations by referencing the best case scenario provided that the entry/exit restrictions for both Ukrainian and foreign nationals are lifted effective June 15, 2020. According ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines’ special flights to carry foreign nationals home

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020 22:01

Between May 1 and 9, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines will operate ten special international outbound flights. Currently, the carrier scheduled the following flights: May 1: Kyiv – Amsterdam, and Kyiv ... Read More

Special Advisor for Canada’s response to Ukraine International Airlines tragedy named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020 15:51

On January 8, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents. The ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines suspends all scheduled flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 22:18

Ukraine International Airlines suspended scheduled operations across its entire route network to comply with the decree of the President of Ukraine and the decision of the National Security and Defense ... Read More

Mass protests in Kyiv puts city of 3 million in danger while subway was suspended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020 22:24

While mass events are a big no all over the world a mass protest against Russian influence is taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine putting the entire city in danger of ... Read More

Ukraine International suspends all international scheduled flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 13:39

Based on the decision of the Government of Ukraine to temporarily ban foreigners from entering Ukraine so that to counter the spread of Covid-19 in Ukraine, Ukraine International suspends all ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines identifies trouble regions due to COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 14:27

As of today, neither international nor national authorities distributed any guidelines on cancellation of operations to Italy. Therefore,  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) continues to operate flights to the Italian cities, ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines launches memorial to victims of Iran attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020 22:25

On Monday, February 17, at Boryspil International airport, Ukraine International Airlines launched the construction of a park in memoriam of the victims in UIA passenger plane shot down by Iranian ... Read More

Number of Ukrainian tourists in Thailand soars

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020 19:38

The number of Ukrainian tourists visiting Thailand has increased dramatically. “Over the past year, Thailand was visited by more than 100 thousand Ukrainian tourists, which is 25 percent more than ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines assists families of PS752 victims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020 20:25

Ukraine International Airlines continues providing the families of PS752 passengers and crew with the information, legal, and emotional support in the company’s Head Office in Kyiv as well as the ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020 10:43

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot took off from Teheran as well and ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020 03:05

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on PF752 over Iran. Who is responsible?  Who has to pay? ... Read More

Ryanair launches flights from Budapest Airport to Kharkiv, Ukraine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020 18:09

Budapest Airport kicked-off its route launches of 2020 by welcoming Ryanair’s 48th service last Friday. With the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) twice-weekly operation to Kharkiv, the Hungarian gateway now boasts 26 ... Read More

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 23:23

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay them compensation for a Ukrainian passenger Boeing 737 jet shot ... Read More

Canadian Transportation Safety investigators to travel to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020 23:25

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has obtained visas for its two investigators to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran. They are to depart Turkey for Tehran on ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020 04:59

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the Ukrainian airliner that Iran says it shot down accidentally. Will ... Read More

We shot down a passenger plane but didn’t mean it

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 11, 2020 05:33

A Ukrainian plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and was brought down due to human error, General Staff of the ... Read More

Iran claims Ukraine International Airlines Boeing ‘caught fire in flight’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020 19:30

Iran Civil Aviation Organization announced that Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet 'had caught fire in flight' before crashing just outside Iranian capital city on Wednesday, January 8, Iran's Tasnim ... Read More

63 Canadians killed in US Iran standoff considered collateral damage?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2020 19:09

While Iranian missiles attack U.S. airbases in Iraq and the world was waiting for the United States to launch an attack on Iran, Ukrainian International Airlines Flight  PS752  was preparing ... Read More