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.
The new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft became the UIA 39th aircraft, the second aircraft of the type after UR-PSI aircraft and the 4th modern 737-900 aircraft that the leading Ukrainian carrier expanded its fleet with in 2013. Currently, UIA operates 12 Boeing NG aircraft.
The 737-900 aircraft has substantial operation advantages over medium-haul competing models including increased range (up to 5990 km) with maximum takeoff weight. It also provides more comfort for passengers due to enlarged seat pitch being a substantial benefit on long-distance flights. The new Boeing 737-900ER is the UIA 4th aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art Sky Interior. The new aircraft is capable of carrying up to 189 passengers.
“The new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft arrival to Ukraine is the final stage of 2013UIA fleet renewal and expansion with the aircraft of the type. Boeing 737-900ER aircraft are planned to operate flights of over 4-hours` duration namely flights to the cities of Kazakhstan, the UAE, etc, – notedEvgeniya Satska, UIA Corporate Press Secretary. – The new aircraft arrival and, consequently, the increase in aircraft capable of covering distances up to 6000 km with maximum takeoff weight allows the airline to better meet passengers` demand for the most popular destinations by maintaining reasonable rates”.
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