Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has expanded its fleet with one more next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, becoming the 27th Boeing plane in the airline’s fleet. The Boeing 737-800 NG passenger capacity of 186 seats will be operated in a two-class cabin layout throughout the network of medium haul UIA flights and will start commercial flights as early as February this year.
The UR-PSZ aircraft made in 2009 was issued to UIA in operating leasing from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
“The new aircraft has been completely reconfigured in accordance with UIA standards. New armchairs in business and economy class sectors, as well as new kitchen modules have been installed. This year we plan further updating and expansion of the fleet, a gradual expansion of the network and an increase in the frequency of flights to already serviced routes. In the plans of UIA is exceeding the record level of 8 million passengers to be carried in 2018,” UIA corporate spokesperson Yevhenia Satska said.
UIA, the leading Ukrainian air carrier, was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 80 capitals and key cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Middle East and CIS countries, and also provides connections with the routes of partner airlines to more than 3,000 cities of the world. UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week.
The fleet consists of 42 airplanes of different modifications, including 27 medium range Boeing-737 NG aircraft. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.