The Azerbaijani airline, AZAL, has started selling tickets for flights that its Buta Airways low-cost airline will operate on the Kyiv-Baku route. The price of a one-way ticket on the route is USD 30, including fees, avianews.com reports.
The airline will begin operating these budget flights to the Kyiv (Zhulyany) airport on September 5, using Embraer 190 airplanes. The flights will be operated twice per week (on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
Buta Airways offers two types of tariffs with paid hand luggage: Buta Budget and Buta Standard.
The Buta Budget tariff is cheaper and does not allow exchange of tickets or refunds. It allows free transportation of only small personal effects (for example, a laptop, a handbag, s men's briefcase, a mobile telephone, or a video camera) as hand luggage. Payment for transportation of baggage is made separately.
The Buta Standard tariff allows passengers to exchange tickets or receive ticket refunds with a penalty equaling 50% of the cost. It also offers a baggage allowance of 10 kilograms. Only one small personal effect is allowed as hand luggage.
All passengers will be provided free on-board sandwiches and drinks. Hot meals can be ordered in advance at the price of USD 9.
AZAL has been flying from Baku to the Boryspil airport under the AZALJET low-cost brand name since 2016. The airline was unable to say whether it will continue operating flights to the Boryspil airport after commencement of flights to the Zhulyany airport under the Buta Airways brand name.