Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is attracting transit passengers from Poland. The Ukrainian carrier has introduced special tariffs for Polish customers wishing to fly from Warsaw to Sri Lanka with a transfer at the Boryspil international airport, the CFTS reports.

According to the Pasazer, passengers will be able to fly from Warsaw to Colombo for PLN 1,598 or UAH 11,500 (roundtrip). Transfers at the Boryspil airport will not take longer than 2.5 hours. The special rates apply to flights that will take place in October this year. Residents of Poland can already buy tickets for flights to Colombo. The expiration date of this promotion was not provided.

Tickets for flights from Warsaw to Colombo (roundtrip) in September are more expensive: PLN 2,160 or PLN 2,210 (UAH 15,500 or UAH 15,900). For comparison, a ticket for a direct flight from Kyiv to Colombo and back in the period of September-October will cost UAH 15,300.

From Warsaw, UIA will transport passengers on morning flights to Boryspil: departure at 06:00, arrival at 08:30. Kyiv-Colombo flights will depart at 10:40 and arriving in Colombo at 21:45 (local time). UIA will also transport citizens of Poland on return flights: Colombo-Kyiv (23:45 - 07:05) and Kyiv-Warsaw (09:30 - 10:00). Flights to Colombo are operated twice a week (on Tuesdays and Saturdays). 

As reported, UIA started operating flights to Colombo on November 5, 2016. The new route is the airline’s fourth long-haul route, in addition to New York, Beijing, and Bangkok. The Polish national carrier LOT does not fly to Sri Lanka.