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Wednesday, May 16, Ukraine International took delivery of another brand new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The aircraft has been registered UR-UID and became the 30th medium-haul B737 NG in the UIA fleet.
The aircraft accommodates 186 passengers in two-class cabin configuration, i.e. Business Class and Economy Class. It is planned to operate across UIA’s medium-haul route network. The aircraft is scheduled to start operating commercial flights in the second half of May.
“UIA continues its rapid fleet renewal program. Currently, our fleet contains 30 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, – noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. – This year, UIA plans to phase out the last three of its Boeing 737 Classic models from the fleet. All our passengers will now be provided with quality service and comfort on more modern aircraft.”
Over the past five months, UIA has already taken delivery of 6 aircraft: two wide-body long-haul Boeing-777s and 4 medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NGs, three of which arrived directly from Boeing facilities in Seattle. During Q2 – Q3 2018, UIA expects to receive two more wide-body long-haul Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and another two Embraer 195 medium-haul aircraft.
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. For today, UIA operates 44 aircraft including 30 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 8.7 years. Currently, UIA fleet’s average age amounts to 11.1 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