The perils of holding Europe’s footballing centrepiece in a banana republic (without any bananas)
Not sure why you are blaming Ukraine for shortage of planes to lease and the travel company wanting to use larger planes - more passengers - when the movements at KBP were already maxxed out
For more facts - check aviation news
Can you please give a link to your information?Basic Facts:
The tour operator is not responsible for the Slots permission but the airline.
Charter flights are on Rolling slots and not on standard times as the schedule flights.
Schedule flights have also to apply and get allocated gates, so the charters get whatever is available. obviously the Kiev airport can only handle and service a certain amount of large aircrafts, at the same time.... or during the day, like every other airport on the world.
Checking the Flight Numbers it appears the flights were booked with Ethiopian Airlines using Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with max seating of 270 passengers.
I read this comment at the Liverpool "Echo", which I found very strange.
"Mr Soni from World Choice Sports, insisted they had not done anything wrong and said he would try to fix the chaos as best he can.
We are puzzled as to why they refused to give us slots for these three aircrafts, but they will give permission for 65 private jets".
Let's not forget that there is also "Kiev Zhuliany International Airport" and I think between them they could handle the short peak number of flights.... if necessary.
From my previous experience with Ukrainian Hotels, I think there is another reason for the flights cancellation, most probably luck of sleeping accommodation.... for one night!
I remember back in 2005, I was selling long weekend to kiev to Scottish fans to watch a match with Dynamo Kiev, in October. After I sold out the 20 rooms allocation I had with Ukaina Hotel, I requested another 20 Rooms and was only offered 5 rooms with a statement NO MORE rooms.
My contract was for $50 Dollars a night and I was told if you want more rooms.....there will cost £80 Dollars........ When I check with other hotels.... they gave me the same price!
Obviously the price went over the roof..... and despite that I had availability with the Ukraine International Airlines.... No more bookings, due to the higher Selling price.
The travel company appears to have had problems also in Rome......with Liverpool's previous game.