Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has transported 40 million passengers since its creation. The 40 millionth passenger was Svitlana Pohrebna, who traveled on the Kyiv-Amsterdam flight PS105 on 8 August, the airline announced.
Representatives of the airline presented the passenger with souvenirs and gifts during a ceremony at the Boryspil airport.
"We plan to further develop, improve, and win the loyalty of an increasing number of passengers from around the world. By 2021, we expect to increase our fleet to 90 aircraft, open new destinations in the eastern and southeastern vectors of the route network, increase the frequency of flights on the existing routes, and actively take advantage of Ukraine’s transit opportunities," their airline’s corporate spokesperson Yevhenia Satska said.
UIA transported 4.9 million passengers in 2015, 6 million in 2016, and plans to reach 7 million passengers in 2017.
UIA operates flights from Ukraine to more than 80 capital cities and key cities in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East, and the CIS. In total, the carrier performs more than 1,100 regular flights per week from Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Chernivtsi.
UIA has a fleet of 42 aircraft: 4 long-haul Boeing 767-300ER, 25 medium-haul Boeing 737NG, 8 Boeing 737 (including 1 Boeing 737-300SF cargo airplane), and 5 Embraer E190.