Swiss WorldCargo introduced a non-stop flight between Zurich and Kiev, Ukraine.
The new daily service, operated with A-320s, will add cargo capacity to and from Eastern Europe. The plane offers up to 2.4 tonnes of capacity in each direction.
The second largest contiguous country on the European continent, Ukraine is a developing economy with potential for future success, holding many advantages such as abundant natural resources and vast stretches of arable land in a strategic location with a highly-skilled labor force.
The country is well known for its strength in the heavy-industry base as well as the refinery of metallurgical products. Among the CIS, Ukraine is the second-biggest export market for Switzerland after Russia and has proven to be an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center.
Pharmaceutical products, machinery and consumer goods dominate the Swiss export to the Ukraine, while the import to Switzerland from the Ukraine predominantly constitutes raw materials, industrial consumables and foods as well as machinery and agriculture products.
“Our additional service into Ukraine strengthens Swiss WorldCargo’s position in Eastern Europe and builds on to the extensive list of destinations that connect this region to the rest of the world,” Lâlin Sabuncuoglu-Janssen, head of area management Europe & Africa, said. “All our range of products is available on both directions and we are sure that, with our trademark focus on time-sensitive and care intensive solutions, we will meet the demands of the customers of this diversified and developing market.”