Published on : Saturday, May 7, 2016
The Holy Fire was carried on UIA PS776 Tel Aviv – Kiev flight and arrived at Kiev Boryspil International airport on April 30 at 5:40 p.m. local time. Placed into a special transparent container, the lampad with the Holy Fire arrived to Kiev perfectly safe. The precious cargo was then sent further along the route on PS537 Kiev – Almaty flight.
UIA carried the Holy Fire on FOC basis.
“It has already become a tradition for UIA to annually carry the Holy Fire from Israel to Kazakhstan. We regard each carriage to be a responsible assignment, – noted Sergiy Kravchenko, UIA Head of Sales Department CIS, Asia, and Africa. – We are very proud of having been given credence to perform such a technically challenging but exciting mission – to deliver the Holy Fire to Orthodox Christians of Kazakhstan and to provide them with an opportunity to light the candles from the Jerusalem flame”.