Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has reached a compromise in its negotiations with insurance companies with the approval of aircraft lessors. Considering several factors, including the revision of insurance premiums and the low season, UIA has decided to temporarily reduce its fleet to 13 aircraft.
UIA announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"Two more aircraft have been sent to Spain for safekeeping," UIA said.
This number of aircraft will allow the airline to optimize its fleet and continue operating flights in accordance with the current schedule.
"One of the key roles in the negotiations with our partners was played by the state's position. UIA’s aircraft will continue international and domestic flights," the airline’s CEO Yevhen Dykhne said.
Previously, UIA had a fleet of 25 airliners of various modifications: 1 Boeing 777-200ER long-haul wide-body aircraft, 1 Boeing 767-300ER long-haul wide-body aircraft, 16 Boeing-737 New Generation medium-haul aircraft, 5 Embraer-190 medium-haul aircraft, and 2 Embraer-195 medium-haul aircraft.
It was announced on 14 February that the airline had sent five Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Spain at the request of the aircraft’s lessors and sent two aircraft to Belgrade for scheduled maintenance.