Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has been permitted to transport dangerous goods of six categories from the Chinese aviation authority, the airline has said.
The license gives UIA the right to transport to/from China consumer goods, which are specified as “Dangerous Goods.” These are smartphones, computers, tablets, photo cameras and other electronical items of well-known world brands, which are produced in China.
“It took us over three years for receiving the license, during this time the company was subject to numerous thorough checks by the Chinese Aviation Authority. As a rule, China checks the reliability of the carriers who are going to transport the goods specified as “Dangerous Goods” very scrupulously. Now all the formalities are finalized, UIA has new opportunities for organizing the transportation of consumer goods on non-stop flights Kyiv – Beijing – Kyiv by wide-body long-haul Boeing-777 aircraft,” Peter Kukharchuk, UIA Logistics and Cargo Director, said.
He said that UIA was among the first ones to receive a license for transportation of several categories of dangerous goods, gives us significant competitive advantages.
UIA received a license for transportation of dangerous goods of categories 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 from China.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), a leading airline in the country, tentatively saw UAH 304.5 million of net loss in 2017 compared with UAH 387.885 million of net profit in 2016. The information is outlined in the agenda of the general meeting of the company’s shareholders scheduled for April 25, 2018.
The company’s assets as of December 31, 2017 were UAH 4.222 billion, which is 16.2% more than a year ago.
Total bills receivable grew by 6%, to UAH 1.763 billion, and uncovered loss – by 12%, to UAH 2.834 billion. Noncurrent liabilities fell by 28%, to UAH 550.9 million and current grew by 21.1%, to UAH 6.214 billion. Net worth last year rose by 12.6%, to UAH 2.542 billion.
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.