Hemas to service Ukraine Int’l Airlines

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With the increase of tourism into Sri Lanka, Ukraine International Airlines, Ukraine’s leading international airline, has expanded its international sales and marketing into Sri Lankan in partnership with Discover The World Marketing.  

Discover the World Marketing operates a unique and truly global network consisting of 84 offices in more than 60 countries.  Regardless of size, Discover offers simple, manageable and effective solutions to fit any company’s needs and budget.

Discover The World Marketing’s Sri Lanka network partner, Discover Sri Lanka is a subsidiary of the Hemas Group.

“In anticipation of the launch of our new service from Kiev to Colombo via Abu Dhabi on December 12, we recognize the need to establish a market presence in Sri Lanka and actively promote and sell our new service,” said Simon Bundle, Ukraine International Airlines’ Vice President Network Development.

“We turned to Discover because they have been instrumental in the success of other international markets for us.  We are confident they will be a good fit for us in Sri Lanka.”

“Ukraine International Airlines continues to expand and we are proud to be a part of their development,” said Jenny Adams, CEO of Discover the World Marketing.

“In addition to Sri Lanka, we are partners in Australia, the Baltics, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland.  Sri Lanka will be another important market for Ukraine International Airlines and we are confident that together we will be able to achieve strong market penetration ensuring that this new route will be a success.”

Ukraine International Airlines local office will be located at Hemas Building, York Street, Colombo 1.

Cabinet approves strengthening of Sri Lanka-Ukraine bilateral air services

The Cabinet of Ministers this week has approved a proposal to strengthen bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Ukraine.Spokesman Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said Cabinet approved the proposal to sign the initialed bilateral Air Services Agreement and take necessary steps for its entry into force.

The development follows the aeronautical authorities of Sri Lanka and Ukraine holding negotiations in Kiev, Ukraine in later October with a view to finalize an Air Services Agreement in order to facilitate operations between the two countries. The following officials participated for these negotiations.

At these negotiations it was agreed as follows;

  • Designate one or more airlines for the purpose of operating the agreed services on the specific routes.
  • Permit the designated carriers of each contracting party to operate 7 frequencies per week for the IATA Winter Season 2010/2011,
  • Consider further extension up to 14 frequencies per week starting from IATA Summer Season 2011 between the two countries.
  • Enter into cooperative marketing arrangements by the designated carriers of both countries to code-sharing.

Aeronautical authorities of both countries agreed on the text of the draft Air Services Agreement and initialed the same by two heads of delegations. (Please see attachment I. This initialed Air Services Agreement and the Agreed Record of Discussion come into force as from the date of signature on a provisional basis pending completion of domestic requirements necessary for it to enter into force.

The Lankan delegation for the bilateral talks comprised K.V.P. Ranjith De Silva, Secretary, Ministry of Ports and Aviation, Head of the Delegation; G.S. Withanage, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Ports and Aviation; Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, Director General, Department of Public Enterprises; Nerin Pulle, Senior State Counsel, Attorney General’s Department; Tilani Silva, Legal Officer, Ministry of External Affairs; and S.N. Senanayake, Manager, international Relations, Sri Lankan Airlines Ltd.