The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure’s commission on formulation and implementation of state policy on operation of airlines has issued permits to Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) for operation of a number of regular international flights, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the ministry’s press service.

The relevant decision was made at a meeting of the commission on December 27, 2013.

UIA received permits for flights from Kiev to Rimini and from Odessa, Kharkov, Lvov, and Donetsk to Burgas, Enfidha, Monastir, and Heraklion.

In addition, the company will be able to operate flights from Lvov to Rhodes and Larnaca, from Dnepropetrovsk to Heraklion and Larnaca, and from Zaporozhe to Rhodes and Heraklion.

Founded in 1992, UIA is the largest airline company in Ukraine. It is based at the Boryspil airport and has a fleet of 39 aircraft: five Embraer 190s, and 32 Boeing 737s (including four Boeing 737-900s), and two Boeing 767s.