Last updated 23 July 2003
Yalta, Ukraine

Visas: Most participants will require a visa for travel to Ukraine. General information can be obtained from the Ukrainian embassy site in Washington DC. It is strongly recommended that you contact your local Ukrainian consulate or embassy as soon as possible to obtain a visa, as the information and requirements may vary temporally and spatially. Officials may request, for instance, some proof of the purpose of the visit like a copy of this website. Please take care of this as soon as possible. The accommodation in Yalta will be at

Sanatorium KURPATY, Druzhba ("Friendship")
Alupka highway 12
Yalta 98659
Crimea
UKRAINE
Fax: (380) + 0654 + 24 83 09
Tel:  (380) + 0654 + 31 47 93



Lodging Fee:

The lodging fee is due by 15 August.

The sum of $600 can be paid by check in US dollars to
Ngo Solutions LLC
34 Marc Drive
Howell NJ 07731
USA

Or the sum of $600 can be paid by wire transfer to

Bank: Fleet Bank, Howell NJ USA
Account Name: Ngo Solutions LLC
Routing Number: 021200339
Account Number: 9420828702

Or the sum of 650 dollars or 650 Euros can be paid in cash at the conference.

The exact lodging fee depends on your particular circumstances. This is the most typical for "standard" lodging.
 



Travel Schedules: Rooms have been reserved for the evening of 20 September through the morning of 4 October (14 nights), except where participants have requested different dates. Please plan your travel accordingly, or inform us of alterations. Please inform us of your arrival/departure times/locations when they are available so that we may arrange transportation from Simferopol.


Currency:       Live mid-market rates as of 2003.07.18 14:03:35 GMT.
                        1.00 USD United States Dollars  = 5.33500 UAH Ukraine Hryvnia
                        1 UAH = 0.187441 USD

Locale: Yalta is a well-known Black Sea resort in the Crimea, the southernmost part of Ukraine, rich in natural and artificial tourist attractions. General information about Yalta and the Crimea is available here



Weather
The weather in September is usually sunny and mild, typical daytime temperature is 20-25C, 15-20C at night. Rains are rare. Average seawater temperature is 22C.


Transportation
Attendees can easily reach Simferopol (SIP) by plane with direct flights from Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Tel-Aviv, Tashkent, and Yerevan. Numerous direct flights from Kiev (Borispol, KBP) are also available. Simferopol may also be reached by train from Kiev (takes approx. 15 hours). Yalta is 83 km from Simferopol. Although it may be reached by regular bus or taxi from either airport or railway station, we URGENTLY recommend that you let the LOC know your itinerary in order to arrange group transportation from Simferopol to the conference site.


Flight Connections
Many search engines will not provide optimal flights to Simferopol. In some cases, it is most convenient to book rt/to Kiev and then book through Aerosvit or Ukraine International Airlines. Contact information is given below.

"AeroSvit" (Ukrainian Carrier - the only Airline with non-stop service to Kyiv), New York City: 212-661-1620; toll free: 1-888-661-1620; fax 212-661-1602; website: www.aerosvit.com; address: 420 Lexington Ave, Suite 2930 NY, NY 10170.
"Ukraine International Airlines", toll free: 1-800-876-0114; website: www.ukraine-international.com

A general schedule of flight connections is given below. The costs are approximate and vary significantly and should not be taken literally in the chart. As of 2 July, some sample roundtrip airfares are:
Kiev - Simferopol: ~ $166 through UIA
Amsterdam - Kiev: ~ $356 through UIA
London - Kiev: ~ $300 through UIA
NYC - Kiev: ~$890 through KLM
 

                                 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

                         TIMETABLE (KYIV BORISPOL, UKRAINE)
Departure/arrival        departure time--arrival time    flight number      plane             price*          day
       city                local   (UT)       local   (UT)
Gatwick-Kyiv     19:50 (18:15) – 00:40 (21:40)         PS552**   Boeing737          $600           F
Kyiv-  Gatwick   16:45 (13:45) – 18:15 (17:15)         PS551
Heathrow-Kyiv   13:50 (12:50) – 19:20 (16:20)         BA882     AirbusA320         $400  S,M,T,W,T,F,S
Kyiv-Heathrow   20:25 (17:50) – 22:00 (21:00)         BA883

Vienna-Kyiv       10:45 (08:45) – 13:40 (10:40)         OS661      AirbusA320        $650   S,M,T,W,T,F,S
 Kyiv-Vienna      15:20 (12:20) – 16:35 (14-35)        OS662
Vienna-Kyiv       20:15 (18:15) – 23:10 (20:10)         PS846       Boeing737          $600   S,M,T,W,T,F,S
 Kyiv-Vienna      08:00 (05:00) – 09:00 (07:00)         PS845

Madrid-Kyiv      10:30 (08:30) – 16:10 (13:10)         PS942      Boeing737            $530      TUES, SAT
Kyiv-Madrid      16:20 (13:20) – 19:45 (17:45)         PS941

Frankfurt-Kyiv   09:35 (07:35) – 13:00 (10:10)         LH3372    AirbusA320                       S,M,T,W,T,F,S
Kyiv-Frankfurt   14:05 (11:05) – 15:05 (13:05)         LH3283
Frankfurt-Kyiv   19:50 (17:50) – 23:25 (20:25)         PS402       Boeing737           $600             SAT
Kyiv-Frankfurt   08:25 (05:25) – 10:05 (08:05)         PS401

Amsterdam-Kyiv 10:05 (08:05) – 14:00 (11:00)        PS102      Boeing737            $600     S,M,T,W,T,F,S
Kyiv-Amsterdam  07:05 (04:05) – 09:05 (07:05)       PS101
Amsterdam-Kyiv  11:05 (09:05) – 15:00 (12:00)       KLM1385                            $850     S,M,T,W,T,F,S
Kyiv-Ansterdam   15:55(12:55) – 18:00 (16:00)        KLM1386

Paris-Kyiv             10:05 (08:05) – 14:10(11:10)       AF2652    Boeing737           $700       SUN,SAT
Kyiv-Paris             15:10 (12:10) –17:30 (15:30)       AF2653
Paris-Kyiv             11:00 (9:00) – 15:15 (12:15)        PS702       Boeing737          $600       S,M,W,THU,F

New-York-Kyiv    17:50(21:50) – 10:45(07:45)        VV132*** Boeing737        $870        SUN,F
Kyiv-New-York     12:00(09:00) – 22:50(19:50)       VV131        -                    -           -
Note * - there are  published prices; real ones may be lower
         **  PS – Ukrainian International Airline
         *** Aerosvit
 
 

                             TIMETABLE (SIMFEROPOL)
Frankfurt – Simferopol 11:10 (9:10) – 19:55 (16:15) PS404/VV1464 Boeing737 $1200 THUR*
Simferopol-Frankfurt    20:55(17:55)-  10:05(08:05)  VV1464/PS401

Frankfurt – Simferopol 11:20(9:20) – 23:50(20:50) LH3496/TU1461 Boe737 $2553M,THUR**
Simferopol-Frankfurt    07:15(04:15) – 17:25(15:25) TU1462/LH3461

Istanbul - Simferopol    22:15(19:15) – 23:50 (20:50) TU1462 Boeing737      -           M,THUR
Simferopol-Istanbul      07:15 (04:15) – 09:00 (06:00)

Frankfurt - Simferopol    11:10    15:15   SAT   PS408  Ukraine International Airlines
Simferopol-Frankfurt       16:35    18:50   SAT   PS409

Other direct flights are available, for instance, through Moscow.

* 2stops Lwow, change plane in Borispol; airline is scheduled before the middle of September
**1stop  change plane in Istanbul
 

NOTE: Travel through Kiev: Flight schedules from Kiev to Simferopol will
not be finalized until August. What are shown here are current flights. We
have been told that more flights will be available in September, but the times
will not be known until August. If you are having difficulties making
connecting flights through Kiev, please notify the LOC.
 

TIMETABLE (KYIV BORISPOL, KPB  <--> SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE)

Note:  1- Monday   2-Tuesday …… 7- Sunday
VV- Aerosvit;   http://www.aerosvit.com
PS– Ukrainian International Airline; http://www.ukraine-international.com

                       Departure     Arrival         Flight         Time period     Plane              Day
Kyiv-Sim             07:00         08:20         VV127     24jun-17sep     Boeng737      .23....
                           12:30         13:50         VV127      20jun-21sep                           ....5.7
                           13:30         15:30         VV127      22sep-25oct                          123.567
                           08:00         09:20         VV127      21jun-20sep                            .....6.
                           13:30         15:30         VV127      25oct-26mar                           ..3.5.7
Sim-Kyiv            10:20         11:40          VV128      21jun-20sep                            …..6.
                           07:20         09:20         VV128       22sep-27mar                        1234567
                           14:50         16:10         VV128       20jun-21sep                              ....5.7
                           09:10         10:35         VV128       24jun-17sep                             .23....
                           16:15         17:35         VV128       23jun-15sep                          1......
Kyiv-Sim             18:30        19:55          PS164        01jun-14sep                          12345.7
                           13:30        15:30          PS/VV1127                        AN24            1234567
Sim-Kyiv             20:55        22:25          PS163        01jun-14sep     Boeing737     12345.7
                            07:20        09:20         PS/VV 1128                        AN24           1234567

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS (KYIV BORISPOL, ZHULJANY  <--> SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE)

TIMETABLE *        AIRPORT  KYIV (ZHULJANY)
number for call: 380-44-242-23-08; http://airport.kiev.ua/timetable

          Departure         Arrival                      Day
              from Kyiv       to Simferopol
              8:00                   9:45                   123456.      AN24
            11:40                  13:40                  12345..      AN24
            13:40                  15:40                   ….56        AN24
            18:00                  19:40                     …..6       AN24
            18:10                  19:30                    12345. .   YAK42
            18:45                  20:45                    1234..       AN24

      Departure           Arrival                       Day
From Simferopol      to Kyiv
              7:30                   8:50                   12345..     AN24
              8:00                   9:34                    1.3.5..      AN24
              8:40                  10:40               123456.      AN24
            11:00                  13:00                …..67        AN24
            15:45                  17:55                 .2.4...        AN24
            18:00                 19:45                12345.7      AN24
Note * timetable may be changed
 
 

                                    TRAIN CONNECTION
                                      departure from Kyiv
Train number     departure/arrival city          departure/arrival time*         price**
 12K              Kyiv-Simferopol                        17:14 – 8.45         $40(LUX),$15
131K             Kyiv-Simferopol                        10:40 – 5:41

39                  Kyiv-Sevastopol                        21:36-15:12

28                  Kyiv-Sevastopol                        19:59-11:42

 *  arrival to Simferopol
** prices for one-way trip, compartment with 2 beds (LUX) or with 4 beds

Some of the above data may be found at http://www.airport-borispol.kiev.ua
                                                           http://edit.travel.yahoo.com
                                                           http://www.uz.gov.ua
 
 







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