Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — Brussels Airlines expands its growing network with two new destinations in Eastern Europe. The Ukrainian capital Kiev and the historical Wroclaw in Poland are both leisure destinations as well as business routes for the airline. As from October 17th, Brussels Airlines will connect Brussels Airport to Kiev four times a week, while the first flight of the 3-weekly service to Wroclaw will take off on October 29th.
Brussels Airlines continues to expand its network in the winter of 2018. Thanks to the partnership with Thomas Cook Belgium, Brussels Airlines already announced 26 new holiday destinations for its summer timetable. Now the airline also adds Kiev and Wroclaw to its year-round network. The first flight to Kiev will take off on October 19th and will be offered 4 times per week. As for Wroclaw, the airline will offer a 3-weekly service starting from October 29th.
Thanks to the new VISA free regime for Ukrainian citizens travelling to Schengen countries, Kiev has recorded a significant market growth. The capital of Ukraine is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural center of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries and higher education institutions. But next to being a business destination, Kiev also attracts many tourists, with its world-famous historical landmarks. Kiev is enriched by urban art, vintage cafes, and an exciting nightlife. It has become hip and stylish, but has still kept older Soviet quirks from decades past.
Highlights and must-sees include the Monastery of the Caves and a historic Orthodox Christian monastery overlooking the Dnieper River. For pilgrims, it’s the holiest ground in the country, and for tourists it is a feast for the eyes. The gold-domed churches are probably among the prettiest landmarks in Kiev, but the impressive underground labyrinths won’t disappoint either. Not to be missed is the National Chernobyl Museum, St Sophia’s Cathedral and the fascinating Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum.
With Wroclaw, Brussels Airlines strengthens its position in the Polish market, where it was already offering flights to and from Warsaw and Krakow. Wroclaw is a city with a rich history, carrying traces of Czech, German and Polish domination. It is the largest city in western Poland and the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia, situated at the foot of the Sudetes, by the Oder River. In 2016, the city with its thriving multicultural center, received the title of ‘Cultural capital of Europe’.
Highlights in the Polish city are the 12 islands in the river and the 130 bridges, the old town and the market square. Next to that Wroclaw is boasting many green spaces, including a rock garden, a cactus greenhouse and the most famous one ‘Park Szczytnicki’, an original Japanese Garden.