Airline "Dniproavia" from September, 1 decided to suspend flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi, Batumi, Baku and Yerevan. It was reported by the Commercial Director of "Dniproavia" Sergey Posylaev.

The company explains the decision for economic reasons, caused by the need for over flight of Russian territory.

"After Russia banned Ukrainian airlines to fly over its territory, our routes are significantly lengthened. For example, flight Kharkov - Baku became almost twice long: it was lasted for 2.30 hours, and now – four. In proportion was increased cost of fuel, the crew and the other ", - explained Posylaev.

Passengers of canceled flights were proposed refund or rebook flights with transfer in Kiev, Istanbul and others.

Flights from Dnepropetrovsk to the Caucasus for the carrier lengthened not very critical: for 20-40 minutes, so the company keeps them in the schedule, and even keeps a promotional ticket prices. The company also continues to fly from Kharkov to Kiev, and on the winter schedule is planned flight to Ivano-Frankivsk.

In UIA (Ukraine International Airlines), which was forced to re-route their flights to Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Almaty and Astana with the view of flyby the territory of Russia, was reported that for routes whose length increased significantly, increased the cost of tickets.

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On 6 June Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili will travel to Ukraine for a working visit. During the visit Saakashvili will hold a face-to-face meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.

Later, the two presidents will unveil a monument to 12th century Georgian Poet Shota Rustaveli in central Kiev.

Saakashvili will return to Georgia on 7 June.
 

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