Ukrainian flag-carrier AeroSvit is launching four weekly frequencies from Odessa to Milan and is to establish an air link between Kiev and Copenhagen next month.
It says it is aiming to cater for large Ukrainian and Moldovan communities in Italy by providing Milan flights, and offer better connectivity to passengers travelling via Copenhagen.
AeroSvit has also concluded a codeshare agreement with Chinese operator Hainan Ailrlines, covering the Kiev-Beijing route. It will add a fourth frequency on the route in the winter season and plans to introduce daily flights to Beijing afterwards.
The carrier has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in demand to more than 800,000 passengers over the past summer season.
"Since March we've reinstated all previously suspended services and added 15 new ones," says deputy director for commerce Anton Mattis. "Hence we've strengthened our position as a network carrier."
AeroSvit provides regular services to around 50 destinations on its own and in partnership with several foreign and domestic carriers.