Air Ocean Airlines Launches Lviv-Kharkiv Route

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The flights will run on Thursdays and Sundays.
Photo: Lviv International Airport

Photo: Lviv International Airport

Air Ocean Airlines made its first flight from Lviv to Kharkiv 12 December. The flights will run on Thursday and Sunday. Departure from Lviv is at 12.05, arrival to Kharkiv – 13.20, departure from Kharkiv – 14.20, arrival to Lviv at 15.35. This was reported in the press service of Lviv International Airport.

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Kharkiv, in Ukraine’s east, is the second-largest city in the country, with a population of some 1.4 million people; it was founded in 1654. The former capital, from 1919-1934, of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, today it is a major industrial and scientific center, home to aircraft manufacturer Antonov and Turboatom, one of the top ten turbine construction firms in the world. 

Kharkiv is about 12 hours from Lviv by road and about 14-16 hours by train, with an overnight cabin option and connection in Kyiv.

«On Fridays and Sundays in 2019, SkyUp had a very good boot on the B737. Today we are grateful to Air Ocean for the excellent decision to resume flights to Kharkiv. We are glad that we chose New Year’s Eve. Right now, there is a peak season of travel to/from Lviv and Kharkiv for tourism and business purposes,» – Tetyana Romanovska, the airport’s director said.

The cost of a one-way ticket starts from UAH 1676 (~US$62). You can find more information about the conditions of transportation and flights from Lviv on the airline’s website.

It will be recalled that 22 November, the new Ukrainian airline Air Ocean Airlines made its first flight from Kyiv to Lviv. The plane landed near the old terminal of King Danylo Halytskyi Lviv International Airport. The ticket price on this flight starts from UAH 830 (about US$30) one way. The airline has received permission for regular flights from Lviv to Dnipro and Kharkiv, as well as from Kyiv to Lviv, Chernivtsi, Zaporizhia and Amman.

For reference

Air Ocean Airlines is a Ukrainian airline founded 16 September 2020. It received a license to carry passengers by air 27 October 2021. The main activity of the airline is to perform regular and charter flights on Ukrainian-made Antonov AN-148 and AN-158 aircraft (supporting the initiative of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the airline became the first carrier to fly domestic aircraft).

Currently, the airline’s fleet consists of two An-148-100E aircraft, which previously flew in the fleet of the Russian airline ANGARA (the remnants of the livery of which remain on the aircraft so far). By the end of 2021, another aircraft should be delivered, and in 2022 – three more aircraft. In total, the company plans to operate up to 10 aircraft of this type. The full cycle of maintenance of An-148 aircraft will be performed within Ukraine. 

Translated by Vitalii Holich

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