05 June, Ukraine International welcomed its third wide-body long-haul Boeing 777-200ER aircraft into its fleet. The plane received the UR-GOC registration number.
UIA will operate the aircraft on regular routes between Kyiv and New York, Beijing, and Bangkok. UR-GOC aircraft accommodates 361 passengers in three-class cabin configuration, i.e. Business Class, Economy Premium Class, and Economy Class. Like the previous two aircraft, this plane is also leased from the world’s leading lessor AerCap. The first scheduled flight is planned on June 06. The aircraft is equipped with Panasonic Corporation AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) individual IFE system for each passenger.
A vast content menu with over 80 feature movies, TV shows, children's films and cartoons and works of Ukraine’s cinematograph are available on personal screens, which are built-in into each seat. USB-units and electrical power sockets will help to maintain the level of charge of electronic devices throughout the flight.
Moreover, great functionality of the multimedia system makes possible to track the aircraft in real-time mode by using the interactive touch-sensitive 3D-map with 3D globe image, 100 city guides, including 20 cities of Ukraine, Kids map – Animals App, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.
The aircraft cabins fully renovated and passengers travelling Business Class will enjoy seats that convert to fully flat beds. The cabin is equipped with Bruce Aerospace Sky Interior modern lighting system, which creates a special atmosphere and comfortable conditions for the passengers during the flight.
«UIA long-haul fleet updating program continues. This year we have already received three wide-body long-haul Boeing 777-200ER and another aircraft is expected in the coming months, - noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. - This type of aircraft allows the airline to increase capacity on long-haul routes and thereby to reduce the cost per seat kilometer, which allows UIA to offer the tickets at a competitive price and to increase transit flows through the International Airport».
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 UR-GOC: 30 medium haul Boeing 737NG 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