Low-cost airline WizzAir once again has changed their luggage safety policy. This time it's even more strict and concerns hand luggage you can take in the cabin. According to the new rules, every passenger is entitled to bring only one free carry-on bag (40x30x20 cm) on board. Those who purchase Wizz Priority can take a second piece of hand luggage - a trolley bag (55x40x23 cm). The rules come into force on November 1. Those passengers who bought tickets without purchasing Wizz Priority before November 10 will be allowed to carry free 10kg checked in bag on board.
Another policy update to mind from WizzAir is online check-in period. Now, online check-in will be different depending on whether you purchased a seat during booking or not. For those who selected a seat, online check-in will be available from 30 days up to 3 hours before the scheduled departure time. In case you have not purchased any seats, check-in will be available only 48 hours before the flight. Mind that the airport check-in on WizzAir website costs €10, while at WizzAir desk it costs €30.
At the beginning of 2018, Swiss airlines re-launched the non-stop flight Kyiv - Zürich, which appeared on the timetable three times a week. Given the popularity of the route and high demand, Swiss airlines will increase the flight frequency: Kyiv - Zürich will become an every-day flight. The changes in the schedule will be implemented starting from April 2019.
Brussels Airlines states that the demand for Kyiv-Brussels flight grew up by 68% during the recent years. The reasons behind are the visa-free regime with the Schengen zone introduced for the Ukrainians, as well as Brussels being a major transportation hub in Europe. Now, passengers will enjoy the non-stop Kyiv-Brussels flight 4 times a week on Mondays, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The first flight was launched on October 17.
Another flight introduced this October is Kyiv - Tbilisi operated by Georgian MyWay airlines. The flight will appear on the timetable twice a week, and starting from October 24 it will be operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The ticket price starts at €150 for a round trip. Luggage and meals are included in the price. At the moment, booking is available only via Hahn Air while MyWay works on booking option on their website.
According to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey Andriy Sybiha, Turkey is interested in launching new direct flights to Ukraine. Thanks to the steady flow of tourists in both Turkey and Ukraine, the demand in the stronger connection grew higher. That's why starting 2019, we can expect new direct flights to four Turkish cities - Izmir, Bursa, Dalaman and Bodrum.
To talk about more flights to Turkey, AtlasGlobal airlines launches a new flight Odesa - Istanbul on November 1. The flight will be carried out four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The ticket price starts at €70 for a round trip.
One of the most expected new directions from Ukraine is Bratislava. The capital of Slovakia has numerous landmarks we've talked about previously. Starting from October 30, WizzAir will launch a direct Lviv - Bratislava flight. The price for a round-trip ticket starts at €30. Besides, the next month Ryanair will follow them and introduce a non-stop flight Kyiv - Bratislava.
Ukrainian Airlines offers to travel to Scandinavia. The company has cheap flights from numerous Ukrainian cities like Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Odesa to Copenhagen. The ticket price starts at €68 for a round trip. Even cheaper tickets are available from MAU airlines for dates starting from August 2019.
Finally, a convenient bot for travelers is now available thanks to a Kyiv-based startup. Telegram-based bot Hotelhunt, available in English, tracks the prices on hotels or hostels. All you need to do is send the booking.com link of your preferred accommodation - and Hotelhunt will update you on the price fluctuations.
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