The Eurowings low-cost airline (Germany), which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has begun selling tickets for its first flight to Ukraine (from Dusseldorf to Kyiv), the CFTS portal reports.
According to the Avianews publication, the airline plans to launch flights to the Boryspil airport from September 1, operating three flights a week (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Flights will depart from Dusseldorf to Kyiv at 11:30 and arrive at the Boryspil airport at 15:10. Return flights will depart from Kyiv at 15:55 and arrive in Dusseldorf at 17:40.
Eurowings is selling tickets at prices starting at USD 49.99 one way in the Basic fare, which includes only one piece of hand luggage. Its dimensions should not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 centimeters and its weight 8 kilograms. A passenger with heavier hand luggage will be charged USD 55 at the gate.
A passenger can purchase Priority Boarding for USD 9. This allows the passenger to carry a second piece of hand luggage with dimensions up to 40 x 30 x 10 centimeters on board the aircraft.
Check-in for Eurowings flights must be performed online. It will cost USD 3-6 if a passenger buys the cheapest ticket and checks in at the airport counter.
Eurowings confirmed that the airline intends to begin tart flights to Kyiv on September 1 and that it has already requested the right to operate on this route from Germany’s national civil aviation administration.
In 2017, the then CEO of the Boryspil airport announced that Eurowings would enter the Ukrainian market in 2018 with two flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf to Kyiv. However, the low-cost airline did not launch flights on these routes.