Airfares to the Ukraine tend to be very expensive. The Kiev airport isn't a common destination for people traveling to Europe. Economy tickets are anywhere from $2000 - 5000 per person one way!
To get around this issue we thought about flying to either Frankfurt, Germany or Warsaw, Poland (major airports) to get the price cheaper and then train it across the border to Ukraine. The train trip was a long journey, but we were willing to do it to get the price down to around $1400, which is very reasonable. Some time later, after much prayer and searching for a new website we had found (Best Flights) we saw a ticket for $1290 including taxes! Praise God! This price was exactly what we needed and the flight went pretty much direct to Kiev!
We leave Sydney on the 31st December flying Virgin Atlantic to Hong Kong, China. Then from Hong Kong, leaving at midnight New Years (hope to see the fireworks from the plane) to Zurich, Switzerland on Swiss Air International. Then on New Years Day we fly from Zurich to Kiev, Ukraine.