Ukraine International became a member of the Association of European Airlines
January 1st 2008 UIA became the official member of the Assocіatіon of European Aіrlіnes, uniting 33 leading air carriers of the continent.
January 1st 2008 UIA became the official member of the Assocіatіon of European Aіrlіnes, uniting 33 leading air carriers of the continent. According to UIA`s President Yuri Miroshnikov: “Joining the Assocіatіon of European Aіrlіnes by UIA is quite natural and logical step. Ukraine International has been the leading air carrier between Ukraine and Western Europe for 15 years, and has close partnership relations with many airlines – this organization`s members. We are sure that joining the AEA will uphold the development of UIA`s business and Ukrainian aviation in whole and will be the next step on the way of Ukraine`s entering European Common Aviation Area».
Being AEA`s official member, UIA will have the possibility to participate in forming the all European aviation policy, in optimization of European legislation base and regulations in air carrying, taking into account the interests of Ukrainian aviation. New possibilities are open before the UIA in collaboration between European airports, air traffic authority and other subjects of European and world air transportation.
Peter Hartman, the president and the executive director of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, who became a head of the Association in 2008, noted that the entry of the Ukrainian airlines into AEA will expand the horizons of AEA and bringing an exciting new dimension to the scope of the Association. Background info:
Association of European Airlines (AEA), founded in 1952, is one of the most powerful and influential professional organizations in civil aviation. Among its members there are such leading airlines as Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS and others. According to the AEA’s statistics annually its members carry 320 ml passengers and 6 ml t of cargo. They operate 2400 aircrafts, which serves the flights to 620 cities in 160 countries. Every day they operate around 11 thousand flights.