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For more than 20 years of its existence, KIY AVIA has collected a unique portfolio of travel services allowing you to meet all your travel expectations: regardless of aim, format or destination. Whatever you choose - package tours for the whole family, individual travel planning, corporate event, business or luxury trip - be sure we will take care of the organization. The only thing you should do is to enjoy new emotions!

  • Accreditation
    of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1996
  • Certificate
    of the State Department of Aviation Transport of Ukraine
  • The license
    of the State Agency of Ukraine for Tourism and Resorts for the right to carry out tour operator activities
  • Individual trips and package offers anywhere in the world. Visa support, transfer, insurance, comprehensive travel services.
    Individual trips and package offers anywhere in the world. Visa support, transfer, insurance, comprehensive travel services.
  • VIP-level vacations thought out to the smallest detail. Exclusive tours, individual flights, rental villas, yachts, leisure planning.
    VIP-level vacations thought out to the smallest detail. Exclusive tours, individual flights, rental villas, yachts, leisure planning.
  • Organization of business trips for corporate clients. Consultations in matters of travel policies of companies, optimization of reporting.
    Organization of business trips for corporate clients. Consultations in matters of travel policies of companies, optimization of reporting.
  • Organization of corporate events, holidays and business meetings both in Ukraine and abroad.
    Organization of corporate events, holidays and business meetings both in Ukraine and abroad.
  • We open Ukraine for foreign tourists. Group and individual tours, acquaintance with culture, nature, sights, cuisine and national coloring.
    We open Ukraine for foreign tourists. Group and individual tours, acquaintance with culture, nature, sights, cuisine and national coloring.
  • Partner services for travel agencies and agents. Technologies, expert staff, flexible conditions, new development opportunities.
    Partner services for travel agencies and agents. Technologies, expert staff, flexible conditions, new development opportunities.

History

  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 1991

    The modern history of the KIY AVIA Company dates back to 1991. But few people know that the enterprise had been a structural unit of the Ukrainian Civil Aviation Authority and a part of Aeroflot.

  • In 1992, as a result of the restructuring program, the company was called "Kiev Areal Agency of Air Transportation" and became the first independent structure of Aeroflot. In 1994, KIY AVIA was added to this name, the first part was abandoned, and the company acquired a capacious and memorable name still used today.

  • 1996

    During the period of active business scaling and an increase in the number of regional representative offices, KIY AVIA Company underwent the accreditation procedure of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and received the corresponding certificate No. 72-3 2001. It confirms the competence and reliability of the company, staff qualifications, and duration of market presence.

    IATA accreditation allowed us to scale up the sale of tickets for flights of international airlines, which had begun to master the Ukrainian market since 1991.

     

  • Until that time, the company's main specialization was the sale of tickets for domestic and international flights. With the network's growth, it became necessary to provide related services. So in 1997, a subsidiary company KIY AVIA Travel Agency appeared, and in 1999 – the train ticket sales network KIY AVIA Express and KIY AVIA Garant, there was a tourist insurance company. In 2002, the company, together with KIY AVIA Cargo, mastered the freight transportation sector. So from the air ticket office, KIY AVIA transformed into a large-scale player.

    1997
  • Start of cooperation with Galileo - a global distribution system (GDS) - served as an important milestone in the chain of new technologies development. It became possible to issue tickets in a single convenient service, and not in the airline systems, as it was before.

  • The company has personnel changes and the staff full of young and ambitious employees. For many of them, this was the first place of work, which provided fertile ground for the cultivation of strong specialists. We create our own training center - a unique phenomenon for those times in Ukraine. About 95% of employees who have completed advanced training courses work in the company to this day.

  • KIY AVIA network sold every third international ticket issued in Ukraine.

    Even then the company managed to conclude more than 100 contracts with all key carriers. KIY AVIA is the only company that provides not only airline tickets but also related travel services. Cash offices of KIY AVIA were located in Verkhovna Rada, the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • At this time, the first iteration of the most unique solutions for the travel industry market took place - the Corporate Integrated Enterprise Management System. It automated internal production processes: keep records of sales, document flow and analyze the data.

  • Started working with the most advanced supplier of IT solutions for the travel industry - Amadeus. Two market leaders' joint work was based on studying the needs of KIY AVIA, the later development of new solutions and their testing in the working environment. It was a technological breakthrough. Now products created in collaboration with Amadeus are present in more than 130 markets.

  • KIY AVIA's first international corporate client – The Coca-Cola Company.

    At the same time, the first train ticket is issued by bank transfer.

    The branch network of the company goes beyond Ukraine:  in 2004 a Moscow office opened, and in 2007 – a Minsk office as well.

  • Business travel market's active development entailed a demand for the sale of railway content, as well as hotel offers in Ukraine.

    KIY AVIA wins the Best Travel Agency in Ukraine nomination according to a survey of Kyiv Post newspaper's readers.

  • Cooperation with a new international client - Procter & Gamble. At the same time, the first full-fledged implant office is created, making it possible to provide the entire range of travel services by KIY AVIA employees directly.

    KIY AVIA joins the new system of settlements "BSP Ukraine". The paper is replaced by neutral IATA ticket forms, which must be filled by organizations accredited according to international standards. As a result, KIY AVIA expanded the number of certified locations to 26 and became the only company with accredited branches in each regional center of the country.

  • Signing an exclusive contract with the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizzair.

  • The launch of online sales is reaching a new level. Earlier, since 1997, only a few employees worked at kiyavia.com and provided online advice to travelers.

    Going beyond the scope of B2C, the conclusion of contracts with legal entities and the later firm consolidation of positions in the B2B sector.

  • 2010

    The introduction of the electronic document management system (EDMS) made it possible to store information on dedicated servers and to enter management and financial accounting data in semi-automatic mode.

    The launch of the online project Tetris.aero.

  • The client portfolio expands with both Ukrainian and international corporations. The tendency to transit tourists from offline to online emerged. This was the reason for changing the business development vector and the transition from the aviation segment to the tourist services sector.

  • KIY AVIA is a sponsor of the entertainment reality show "Big Race", which is a Ukrainian adaptation of the popular American TV show "The Amazing Race".

  • Active development of the business travel segment continued. Thanks to KIY AVIA, MICE tourism, which specializes in serving the corporate sector, holding relevant events, is reaching a new level. If in 2015 the company held only 170 international events, in 2018 this number increased to 871.

  • The beginning of cooperation with another GDS Sabre gives the opportunity to keep abreast of all technological innovations and provide customers with the most complete package of travel services.

  • The launch and scaling of the new incoming destination Travel Provider in Ukraine. Its main task is to introduce private and business travelers to Ukraine and develop the tourist attractiveness of our country for foreign tourists.

  • 2018

    The process of a three-year integration of a new generation EPR system, designed and written under the company's individual requirements, has been completed. Thanks to new technologies, all operations related to processing and storing data are automatic.

    The Travel Agency Community launch, designed to provide partner services.

    Today KIY AVIA holds a new course of development. Having more than 20 years of experience and the largest services portfolio, we are ready to further strengthen our position in the tourism sector and become a benchmark for others to equal.

Key Advantages

  • Highly qualified staff
    Own training courses that all our specialists take are a guarantee of our professionalism. More than 400 employees, competent customer support 24/7 in all regions of Ukraine.
  • More than 20 years of successful work
    A full portfolio of travel services, direct contracts with reliable suppliers such as tour operators, hotels, transport companies allow us to provide customers with exclusive prices and promptly resolve any issues.
  • Multifunctional company
    KIY AVIA is a unique travel provider. Serving private and corporate clients, VIP-tourism and related services, a large network of partners.
  • Wide regional coverage
    We ensured that the travel agent is always nearby, and opened for you 40+ offices in Ukraine and beyond. Entering one of them, you can be sure that the planned trip will be perfect.
  • International recognition
    KIY AVIA is one of the first Ukrainian travel companies with accreditation from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1996. We signed the first international corporate agreement in 2003, and now there are 250+ of them.
  • Provision of related services
    Network’s active growth has caused the scale up of business. To offer our clients a full range of travel services, we have opened related freight and insurance companies.

Certificates and awards of KIYAVIA

  • For the largest number of bookings in the European Region For the largest number of bookings in the European Region
    For the largest number of bookings in the European Region
  • Best Sales Agent in Ukraine Best Sales Agent in Ukraine
    Best Sales Agent in Ukraine
  • Creation of the largest airline sales network in Ukraine Creation of the largest airline sales network in Ukraine
    Creation of the largest airline sales network in Ukraine
  • Champion Club Member Champion Club Member
    Champion Club Member