Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) intends to launch flights on the Kiev-Chisinau route on June 1, the press service of the carrier reported.

"However, the launch of the flights within the scheduled period is under threat, and it will be possible only if the aviation authorities in the Republic of Moldova promptly resolve the issue of coordinating the operation of UIA’s flights with the carrier to which the Chisinau-Kiev-Chisinau route is assigned on the Moldovan side," the company said.

The company plans to operate Boeing 737 airplanes with Business and Economy classes on this route. It will operate up to five flights per week.

UIA plans to operate flights between the capitals of Ukraine and Moldova jointly with the Air Moldova airline. All the necessary negotiations on preparation and conclusion of an agreement on full-scale partnership between the two carriers have already been held.

UIA is the largest airline company in Ukraine. It is based at the Boryspil airport and has a fleet of 40 aircraft: five Embraer 190s, and 32 Boeing 737s (including four Boeing 737-900s), and three Boeing 767s.