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Poland's LOT airline will start servicing direct regular flights on the Kharkiv-Warsaw route on March 1, 2016.
The press service of Kharkiv international airport reported on Monday that Embraer planes will service the flights five times a week. The departure time from Kharkiv is planned in a way to allow passengers access to as many as possible connecting flights to North America and Europe.
"The resumption of direct flights between Kharkiv and Warsaw is of large importance from the point of view of developing business communication between the two countries and for tourism. Taking into account experience, one can say for sure that this route is of large demand. The interest of Ukrainian and Polish citizens in the route is stably high. In particular, only in 2014, the General Consulate of Poland in Kharkiv issued over 65,000 visas," the press service said, citing Director General of Kharkiv airport Volodymyr Vasylchenko.
Kharkiv will be one of the first new cities LOT will fly to after it finishes its restructuring. Along with the launch of flights to Kharkiv, LOT will also launch flights to Tokyo, Seoul, Barcelona, Zurich, Venice, Athens, Nice, Beirut, Ljubljana, Cluj-Napoca, Palanga and Kosice.