The Nova Poshta Global company has launched flights to the United States and China, which will be operated several times a week and deliver items being exported from Ukraine and items that Ukrainians purchase in online stores based in these countries.

Nova Poshta Global announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the company, it has already launched six regular flights (five to/from the United States and one to/from China) together with its partners.

In particular, four flights are operated on the Warsaw–New York–Warsaw route by the Lufthansa and LOT airlines and one weekly direct flight is operated on the Kyiv–New York–Kyiv route by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). Nova Poshta Global has also launched a weekly flight from/to China in collaboration with the SkyUp airline.

“Despite the quarantine, the number of orders is increasing every day. Therefore, we are constantly looking for new methods of fast delivery and improving the existing ones. We have launched regular flights jointly with our regular partners Lufthansa, LOT, and UIA, and we began cooperating with the Ukrainian airline, SkyUp, last week. This airline’s first flight has already delivered 1,801 parcels weighing a total of 17 tons for our customers, including individual orders and commercial cargoes. This is only part of the deliveries that Nova Poshta Global makes to Ukraine from China every week. We deliver about 25,000 parcels weighing more than 38 tons from the United States every week," said Nova Poshta Global’s Director Yurii Benevytskyi.

According to the statement, the number of orders from the United States increased 4.7 times in the first quarter of this year, compared with the first quarter of 2019. The company's customers have begun not only to order more goods from abroad, but also to send more abroad. The volume of items sent abroad by individuals increased by 12% and the volume sent by businesses doubled in the first quarter of 2020, compared with the same period last year. Almost 78% are parcels and goods and 12% are documents.