Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines will be launching flights to Colombo, effective 22 Oct 2011, becoming the second carrier to operate the route in less than an year.
Aerosvit's flights will operate twice weekly, nonstop between Kiev and Colombo with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The airline had only recently announce plans to acquire more 767s.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) began flights to Colombo in last December - operating twice weekly via Abu Dhabi, on a Boeing 737-800. The Colombo route was the first long haul route for UIA and also the first direct link between Ukraine and Sri Lanka.
Aerosvit flight schedule
VV175 Kiev ( KBP ) 1500 - 0210+1 Colombo (CMB) 16 763
VV176 Colombo ( CMB ) 0340 - 0910 Kiev (KBP) 7 763
VV176 Colombo (CMB) 0440 - 1000 Kiev (KBP) 2 763
The UIA flight schedule
PS383 KBP1420 - 2020AUH2120 - 0315+1CMB 37 738
PS384 CMB0415 - 0810AUH0930 - 1355KBP 14 738