Dniproavia (Dnipropetrovsk) is dropping four routes due to the increased flying required to avoid the closed airspace of eastern Ukraine:
Kharkiv-Tbilisi-Kharkov – from September 7, 2014
Kharkiv-Yerevan-Kharkiv – from September 4, 2014
Kharkiv-Baku-Kharkov – from September 6, 2014
Odessa-Batumi-Odessa – from September 5, 2014
According to the airline, these forced cancellations are associated with the “increase in cost of flight”. The airline continued, “changing the route of the flight due to the closure of certain areas of airspace led to a significant increase in fuel consumption, the constant fluctuation of the dollar in the last month lowered the purchasing power of the passengers and confidence in the future – these factors have led to the fact that the fulfillment of these flights is unprofitable.”
Kharkiv is located in the eastern portion of the Ukraine near the on-going fighting.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145EU (EMB-145EU) UR-DNF (msn 145404) departs from Stockholm (Arlanda).