QATAR AIRWAYS TOUCHES DOWN IN UKRAINE
Ukraine’s international connectivity received a major boost on 28 August with the start of new daily Qatar Airways flights between Kyiv and Doha. The arrival of award-winning airline Qatar Airways in the Ukrainian capital was toasted as a further indication of Kyiv’s rising international profile. While in Ukraine to mark the opening of the new Kyiv-Doha route, Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin explained that the launch of Ukraine flights was part of the Qatar Airways expansion strategy in the region and would provide Ukrainian passengers with access to the airline’s global network of more than 150 destinations. In an official statement, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar al-Baker commented: “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.” As well as taking advantage of the global flight connections offered by Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Ukrainians looking to visit Qatar can now also benefit from a new 30-day visa waiver scheme.