Azur Air Ukraine, a Ukrainian airline, has received permission to operate regular flights from Kharkiv to Barcelona. The State Aviation Service granted the permission on Tuesday, February 27, the CFTS correspondent reports.

The airline was granted permission to operate flights on the Kharkiv-Barcelona-Kharkiv route seven times a week from March 25. The permit is indefinite.

This flight is already included in the flight timetable on the website of the Kharkiv airport. According to the company, flights from Kharkiv to Barcelona and back will be operated once a week (on Saturdays) from May 16. A Boeing 737-800 aircraft (189 seats) will depart from Barcelona at 09:10 and land in Kharkiv at 13:50. The return flight will depart from Kharkiv at 15:00 and land in Barcelona at 17:50.

Azur Air Ukraine currently operates flights to Barcelona from the Kyiv-Boryspil airport. These flights are also operated on Saturdays. In addition to Azur Air Ukraine, the UIA airline also operates five flights to Barcelona per week (all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays). Vueling, a Spanish low-cost airline, also operates flights to Barcelona from the Kyiv-Zhulyany airport twice a week (on Tuesdays and Saturdays).

The UIA airline will also begin operating flights from Lviv to Barcelona on April 27. In addition to the UIA airline, the SkyUp airline plans to launch flights from Lviv to Barcelona in June. SkyUp will operate charter flights, and passengers will be able to buy tickets from tour operators.

As the CFTS portal reported in January, the SkyUp airline also plans to operate flights from Kharkiv to Barcelona in summer 2018. These will be seasonal charter flights.