The Yanair airline will begin performing charter flights from the Poltava airport to Antalya every Wednesday on May 9. The airline will initially use Boeing 737-400 aircraft for the flights and later use Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
The frequency of the flights will double on May 26, when a second weekly flight will be performed on Saturdays, the CFTS portal reports, citing avianews.com.
The first flight to Antalya was planned for May 2, but it was postponed by one week because of poor ticket sales. "For example, we have aircraft with 140 seats and 160 seats. However, only 30 tickets have been bought for May 2, but 100 have already been bought for May 9. Therefore, we changed the date," the airport’s head Volodymyr Okara said.
Join UP!, a tour operator, placed the order for the flights.
The plan to launch international charter flights from Poltava was announced in February, and all the necessary preparatory measures were expected to be performed by May.
The Poltava airport gained the status of an international airport in December 2017.