The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Kyiv touched down on 28 August at Boryspil International Airport, marking the launch of direct daily flights between Doha and the Ukrainian capital. The new route by the World’s Best Airline will be served with an Airbus A320 aircraft.Travelling yesterday on the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Kyiv was Qatar Airways COO, Mr. Ehab Amin, who was welcomed with a traditional airport arrival ceremony hosted by CEO of Kyiv Boryspil International Airport, Mr. Pavlo Riabikin, and attended by Qatar’s Ambassador to Ukraine, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al Khalifa. Today, Mr. Ehab Amin gave a press conference and dinner with media and key trade partners, highlighting the airline’s expansion plans.Kyiv, one of Eastern Europe’s undiscovered cultural jewels, is filled with striking architecture and many art galleries and museums. The city is both historic and modern at the same time, and is quickly becoming a popular must-visit destination for travellers from around the globe.Passengers from Kyiv will not only be able to take advantage of smooth and efficient transfers through the airline’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 150 global destinations, but also take the opportunity to visit the State of Qatar itself.Emerging as an increasingly popular leisure destination, it is now even easier for Ukrainians to visit the cosmopolitan Middle Eastern country where a new visa waiver scheme means they can obtain a 30-day visa on arrival.The new daily flights to Kyiv will provide over 10 tonnes of belly capacity each week, supporting the growing food product, pharmaceutical and civil aircraft industries in Ukraine. Through the airline’s expanding cargo network, Qatar Airways Cargo connects Ukraine to its trade partners in Middle East and Asia via an easy transit at cargo carrier’s Doha hub. The belly service is also complemented with a local trucking network to and from Kyiv airport.Qatar Airways has a host of other exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US and Santiago, Chile, to name just a few.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, test drive a Tesla.A lot can be said about electric cars and their environmental friendliness, not to mention their minimal maintenance requirements. However, the masses don’t really seem to be too swayed by such claims. This is partly due to the fact that some EVs are just plain polarizing. In addition, even though owning an electric car may save you money in the long term, the upfront price tag is a deterrent to many car shoppers. Still, Tesla is doing a stellar job opening people’s eyes and getting EVs into the mainstream.More Tesla Model S Content: Do The Math: This Tesla Model S Has An Effective Cost Of Just $5,060 Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Lamborghini Aventador S: Video Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 1, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Here Are A Few Indications Of Upcoming Tesla Model S/X Upgrade: Video Source: Electric Vehicle News The truth is, more people might be turned on to electric vehicles if they had an opportunity to take one for a test drive. This is true for many EVs due to their instant torque, quiet operation, and futuristic tech features. The Tesla Model S is arguably king of the segment when it comes to proving that electric cars can be ridiculously fast, fun to drive, and stunning to look it. Of course, it’s smaller sibling – the Tesla Model 3 – has more than proven it has a similar impact.Micah Muzio drives and reviews many cars as part of his job at Kelley Blue Book. On his own time, he provides personal vehicle reviews, which are not affiliated with his work at KBB. While it’s safe to say he’s a seasoned automotive guru, he’s not and EV advocate. However, he can’t help but share the intense and addictive qualities of the Tesla Model S Performance and its Ludicrous acceleration.Video Description via Micah Muzio on YouTube:Why is the Tesla Model S so addictive to drive?Thanks to my day job at Kelley Blue Book, I drive and review a lot of cars. Today I’m driving a 2019 Tesla Model S. This particular car is the P100D, recently renamed the Tesla Model S Performance. Sitting above the Long Range Model S in Tesla’s lineup, the Performance is a grade-A blast of electric car fun.To be honest, I might’ve gone overboard with all the full-throttle acceleration. But honestly, can you blame me? The Model S Performance can spring from zero to 60 miles per hour in right about 3 seconds. But with the optional Ludicrous Mode the 0-60 time drops to 2.4 seconds, according to Tesla. That’s properly insane but even further off the deep end is Ludicrous Plus Mode. After thoroughly warming the battery Ludicrous Plus improves acceleration even further. I tried it out, safely of course, with my daughter along for the ride.With all that addictive acceleration talk aside, I assure you I also drove the 2019 Model S like a sane person and thoroughly investigated the interior. Lastly, Tesla ditched their Standard Performance Model S on the same day this video was uploaded. So, the update I included in the video already needs an update. Sorry about that.And just so the premise is ultra-clear, this is not a comprehensive review but rather a casual look at the 2019 Tesla Model S, while I live my normal life. Simple. Fun!