Ukraine To Restore Air Links With Slovenia After Five-Year Break

03 April 2017 11:45

The Ukrainian airline Dniproavia will begin operating flights on the Kyiv-Ljubljana route on June 27. The carrier will thus resume direct flights between the two countries, which ceased in 2012, the CFTS portal reports.

Flight Z6 563 will be performed three times a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Dniproavia’s airplane will depart from Kyiv at 14:40 and from Ljubljana at 17:00. The travel time is 2.5 hours. An Embraer 145 aircraft will be used for the flights.

Prices of one-way tickets start from UAH 3,490.

As reported, flights between Ukraine and Slovenia were suspended in 2012, when the Slovenian carrier Adria Airways stopped operating flights from Ljubljana to Kyiv. The airline negotiated with Ukrainian airports on resumption of flights in 2016.

The Ljubljana Airport is the main airport in Slovenia. It received 1.4 million passengers in 2016. The German group Fraport acquired the airport in 2014. Slovenia also has two smaller airports (Maribor and Portoroz), which handle charter or business flights.