Business news from Ukraine

UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES EXPANDS FLEET WITH ONE MORE BOEING PLANE

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has expanded its fleet with the third Boeing 777-200 ER plane. The press service of the airline reported that the plane received the UR-GOC registration number. UR-GOC aircraft accommodates 361 passengers in three-class cabin configuration, i.e. Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class.
UIA will operate the aircraft on regular routes between Kiev and New York, Beijing, and Bangkok.
In 2018, UIA has received seven planes: three long-haul Boeing 777 and four medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NG, including three planes from the Boeing plant. In Q2 and Q3 2018 the airline plans to expand its fleet with two more long-haul Boeing 777 and two Embraer 195 planes. Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 50 cities and key points in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS countries and provides connection with the routes of partner airlines in more than 3,000 cities of the world. UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week.
The fleet consists of 43 airplanes of different modifications, including 30 medium range Boeing-737 NG aircraft. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.

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UKRAINIAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET 22% UP IN 2018

The new commercial vehicle market (including trucks) in Ukraine grew by almost 22% in January-May 2018, to 5,132 units, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. In May alone, the market rose by 12% year-over-year, to 1,072 units. Renault vehicles’ share of the market was one fifth (219 vehicles, which was 295 more than in May 2017).
Volkswagen was second in May with 101 vehicles sold (74% up), and Fiat was third with 100 vehicles sold (4% up).
Belarusian MAZ vehicles were fourth (98, 63% up). Ford saw a 64% rise in sales with 97 vehicles sold.
MAN, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, Russia’s GAZ and Peugeot were in the top ten vehicles sold on the Ukrainian market.
AUTO-Consulting Group said that the truck market in May almost returned to the figures of 2009 with 462 vehicles sold.
The most popular truck was MAZ (100 vehicles).
MAN was second with 16% of the market and Scania was third with 14%.
Among leaders are Ford Trucks (11%) and Volvo (6%).