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Ukraine International Airlines suspends all flights as airspace closes

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced that it will not operate regular and charter flights to and from Ukraine until 23:59 on March 23, 2022 Kyiv time.


The move comes in response to the closure of Ukrainian airspace for civilian airspace users following Russia’s invasion. 



The airline said it would maintain relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, but given the difficult situation in martial law, UIA acknowledged that the possibility of forced delays and difficulties in feedback on service channels of communication with passengers will likely be difficult and “counts on understanding”.


“The UIA team takes all possible measures to ensure the safety of our passengers,” a statement from the airline read.


All airline passengers and citizens of Ukraine who find themselves abroad and must return to Ukraine must register on the state website of the State Registration of Ukrainian Citizens Registered citizens will be provided with information about flights to these points and to points of arrival in Ukraine.


All current information on the further status of flights will be posted on the official UIA website ( Currently, passengers of cancelled flights can take advantage of the free change of flight date for an unused ticket. Reimbursement according to the rules of the airline will be possible from March 26, 2022, given the technical nuances of the martial law in Ukraine.


Passengers of cancelled flights will be informed of further actions by e-mail or telephone, which are specified in the reservation. Passengers should check the availability of relevant contact information at Ukraine International Airlines - e-mail, individual mobile phone number.


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Published: 28 February 2022

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