Tuesday, April 03, Ukraine International enhanced its fleet with another brand new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the third out of four B737 NGs expected to arrive in 2018.
Officially registered in Ukraine under the UR-UIB registration number, the aircraft accommodates 186 passengers in two-class seating configuration. UIA expects to operate the new Boeing 737-800 NG across its medium-haul route network. The UR-UIB is scheduled to operate its first commercial flight in early April.
“In Q1 2018, we received four aircraft, i.e. our first long-haul B777 and three medium-haul B737 NG, two of which arrived from Boeing facilities right off the assembly line, – noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. – Delivered by the start of Summer Schedule these aircraft empower us to substantially increase our fleet capacity, offer travelers more seats on the most popular flights, and ensure on-time operations.”
In 2018, UIA expects to receive 10 aircraft: 4 wide-body long-haul Boeing-777s, one of them is already in operation, 4 medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NGs, three of them have already arrived, and 2 Embraer 195.
UIA operates 42 aircraft including 29 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 9 years. Currently, UIA fleet’s average age amounts to 11.3 years.
Ukraine International (UIA) was founded in 1992. UIA is a 100% privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with over 50 capitals and key cities of Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East, and CIS countries and provides connections with its international partners’ flights to over 3,000 other destinations worldwide. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights per week. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com
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