Saturday, March 17, 2018, Ukraine International Airlines enhanced its fleet with another brand new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft that arrived at Kyiv Boryspil International Airport from Boeing facilities in Seattle.
The aircraft passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-UIC 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-UIC is scheduled to start operating commercial flights on March 20 on Kyiv – Lviv route. UIA expects to receive the next brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, UR-UIВ, in late March.
“We keep renewing our medium-haul fleet and are glad that one of three brand new aircraft, which UIA expects to receive from Boeing facilities, is currently being put into operation, – noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. – In 2018, our fleet will be enhanced with 4 Boeing-737 NGs, three of them will arrive right off the assembly line. Our team is committed to upgrading our aviation product through fleet renewal & rejuvenation.”
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, and 2 Embraer-195. This year, UIA will cease operating Boeing-737 Classic aircraft and will take these boards out of its park.
UIA operates 41 aircraft including 28 medium haul Boeing-737 NG aircraft with the average age of 9.4 years. Currently, UIA fleet’s total average age amounts to 11.5 years.
Ukraine International (UIA) was founded in 1992. UIA is a 100% privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with more than 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 Kyiv Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com
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