Dubai-based flydubai is celebrating 10 years since its first commercial flight to Ukraine in 2011 and it continues to be an important part of its network.
The airline currently operates daily flights to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport and up to three flights a week to Odesa, its second location in Ukraine where it has been operating since 2013.
On the occasion, CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “It’s a wonderful moment when we get to celebrate milestones across our network and it’s a great reflection on how we have grown as an airline.
“We look forward to welcoming more passengers from Ukraine on our flights as they connect to Dubai and beyond.”
More than 1.5 million passengers have flown between Ukraine and the UAE since 2011. The majority of passengers travelling from Ukraine visit Dubai and other destinations including Colombo, Malé and Zanzibar.
Commercial Operations and E-commerce Senior Vice President Jeyhun Efendi said: “Ukraine has played an important role in our history. Our first commercial flight with our Business Class service operated to Kyiv, and it was the first destination we flew to from since the lifting of flight restrictions last year.”