News 2013


Ukraine International Airlines, jointly with BUDPORT leading handling operator, expands the range of services for its passengers travelling to Dubai: a new customer-friendly Easy Entry service allowing UIA passengers to apply for a single-entry visa to the United Arab Emirates online.


Ukraine International Airlines operated the carrier’s first non-stop long-haul scheduled Kiev – Bangkok flight on Saturday, 7 December 2013. The Bangkok – Kiev return flight was operated on Monday, 9 December 2013.


Ukraine International Airlines – the leading Ukrainian carrier – was named one of Ukraine`s 25 best employers according to the rating of the Capital business newspaper. The best ones were defined based on feedback from experts, current and potential employees. 15 Ukraine-owned and 10 foreign-owned companies entered the top 25 best employers list.


Ukraine International Airlines mark the onset of winter 2013/2014 season with the launch of the long-haul flights, further development of a network carrier business model, as well as increased frequency on existing routes.


November 20, 2013, Ukraine International Airlines expanded its fleet with brand new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft produced at Boeing production facilities in Seattle in 2013. The aircraft passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received UR-PSJ registration number.


Ukraine International Airlines denies attempts to exert pressure upon Uzbekistan airways and considers such-like statements of the Embassy of Uzbekistan to Ukraine and Uzbekistan airways – Uzbekistan`s national carrier – to be aimed at maintaining the Uzbek airline`s monopoly position on air transportation market between Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013, three white-fronted marmosets born in Torun Zoobotanical Garden, Poland, were transported on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS 802 from Warsaw to Kiev, followed by another UIA flight PS 585 from Kiev to Novosibirsk. Transportation of these animals was carried out under the UIA Professional Cargo Solutions program.