In January – September 2018 Ukraine International Airlines increased traffic by nearly 15% over the corresponding period of 2017, carrying more than 6 million passengers. The share of transfer passengers on UIA’s scheduled flights was 54%.
During the nine months UIA operated 46 708 thousand flights which is 7.5% more than in 2017. At the same time the load factor also increased by 0.6% up to 81.5%. UIA mail and cargo traffic reached 17 646 tons and increased by 17.4% compared to the same period of last year.
Within the period, UIA expanded its network and added four new international destinations: from Kyiv to Cairo, Copenhagen, Toronto and Delhi.
Since the beginning of 2018, UIA continued with its fleet renewal and extension program taking delivery of another seven aircraft: three long haul Boeing 777-200ER and four modern Boeing 737-800 planes, three of which arrived directly from the manufacturer’s facilities in Seattle.
“UIA as Ukraine flag carrier airline, continues to develop and expand its route network. Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, and its main airport Boryspil have geopolitical advantage for the transit network provided by Ukraine International, - Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director said. - The point-to-point traffic is being supported by transit passengers. This allows us to not only increase the volume of UIA’s operations; but also to create revenue streams and high quality employment for the airline, airport and other airline related enterprises in Ukraine”.
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. Currently, UIA operates 45 aircraft including 30 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 8.7 years. UIA fleet’s average age amounts to 11.3 years. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights per week. The base airport for UIA is Kyiv Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com