Air Arabia resumes direct flights to Ukraine

The low-cost airline will fly from Sharjah to Kyiv four times per week

Air Arabia is resuming direct flights from Sharjah to Kyiv from October 25. Unsplash

Air Arabia is resuming its low-cost flights to Ukraine.

The airline will begin flying to Kyiv, the Ukranian capital from October 25. It will operate four flights per week from Sharjah International Airport.

Flights are scheduled to depart the UAE just before 7pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Travellers will land at Boryspil International Airport at 10.30pm local time.

Return flights will depart Kyiv at 11.20pm on the same days, landing in Sharjah shortly after 6am the following day.

One-way fares for the flight cost from $265 (Dh975).

Ukraine reopened to travellers in June but closed its borders again soon after. It has now reopened to visitors but countries are categorised by zone. Travellers from Red Zone countries, which includes the UAE, must quarantine for 14 days or show a negative Covid-19 certificate test taken in the past 48 hours. Visitors from Green Zone countries do not need to self-isolate. All travellers must have insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment.

Air Arabia is continuing to resume its network as travel restrictions put in place to contain the coronavirus ease. To date, the airline is flying to 40 destinations from its hub in Sharjah.

Sharjah Airport has recently opened a 4,000-square-metre expansion featuring four new gates, nine waiting areas, modern security equipment and rooms for people with reduced mobility. There are also new restaurants and a duty-free shop.

UAE residents, GCC nationals and passengers carrying visa on arrival or visitor / tourist visas are allowed to enter the country through Sharjah International Airport.