Rustic and with Ryanair's colors

Review of AirNapoleon about the flight Ukraine International Airlines PS56 between Odessa and Kiev Borispol on 24/11/2013 in Economy
AirNapoleon PS / AUI ODS / KBP
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

Ukraine International flight departing from the very rustic Odessa airport, where we passed by a series of 1900-style offices between the waiting room (with its old washed-out gray curtains) and the boarding bus (which has the same curtains). The problem with Ukraine International is that the combination of national colors blue and yellow is the same as with Ryanair. And considering the limited space between the seats in their plane, we can’t help but notice the similarity.

In-flight service was limited to a complimentary coffee. On the seat pocket, there was a menu of complementary snacks (in euros and in cyrillic), but it didn't apply to this flight.

Disembarkment was by bus, at Kiev Borispol (KBP) terminal B, where after leaving there is no option but taking another bus to terminal B, where a shuttle takes you to the subway/train that takes you to the city.

Well, considering both the comfort of the flight and the practical issue of accessibility at the airport, I’d say that UTair’s offer between Kiev IEV and Odessa is preferable to that described here between Odessa and Kiev BKP with Ukraine International.

It not only in theory (http://www.flyingblue.com/earn-miles/airlines/partner/197/ukraine-international-airlines.html), the Ukraine International flight should award you miles if you have Flying Blue. Want to bet that it won’t work automatically and that the Flying Blue management will find a pretext to refuse the miles?!

General
Overall rating
2 / 5
Value (price + quality)
2 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
2 / 5
On board
Comfort
2 / 5
Costumer service
1 / 5
Your opinion of security
2 / 5
Food
1 / 5
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By AirNapoleon, about Ukraine International Airlines, , close to Ukraine
Posted online by Florian de What The Flight, on 24 November 2013
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  • Attente derrière de beaux rideaux...
  • J'adore le cyrillique (dédicace spéciale à Aleksandr et Florian)
  • Le chemin pour embarquer est très rustique
  • Ambiance UIA
  • Encore un voyage pour l'ourson Napoléon
  • Il fait beau en altitude
  • Café offert
  • Mieux vaut viser le terminal B, mais les bagages arrivent au D
  • Fly UIA

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