Ukraine International Airlines received first Boeing 777-200 aircraft

The cargo division expands capacities to optimally serve routes to the US, Canada, the Middle East and major Asian destinations

Ukraine International Airlines received first Boeing 777-200 aircraft

Established on 1st October 1992 as an international air carrier connecting the Kiev-Boryspil hub with crucial destinations in Western Europe, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has evolved into a carrier, operating 1,100 international and domestic flights per week and providing connections to 38 countries in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2018, UIA’s fast-growing PAX and cargo divisions will further expand their services and implement state-of-the-art e-business and digitalisation strategies.  

Since its inception in 1994, UIA Cargo has been able to establish its reputation as a premium provider of airfreight services for mail as well as fresh, live, and valuable commodities. In 2017, it carried 20,820 tons of cargo, including food, seafood, flowers, medical products and equipment, animals, machine components, spare parts, clothes, and valuables.  

“Currently, we are significantly expanding our capacities: In 2018, we will add four new B777-200ER aircraft to our fleet, which will operate the route to Israel and replace the B767-300 on routes to the US, China, and Thailand. There will also be new, additional services to India, Egypt, and Canada. And the available space for cargo and mail on our PAX services will increase by 39 per cent compared to 2017”, says Peter Kukharchuk, Director Cargo & Mail at Ukraine International Airlines.  

On 16 February, Ukraine International (UIA) received the first out of four wide-body long-haul Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The aircraft passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-GOA registration number.

“Our ongoing success is also partly due to our longstanding partnership with ECS Group, one of the largest integrated GSSAs worldwide. With its competent and dynamic workforce and its large network of offices and subsidiaries, the company has significantly contributed to the healthy growth of our international business, “explains Peter Kukharchuk.

ECS is the Global leader in GSSA Services with a portfolio that spans across 47 Countries with 137 offices, 69 subsidiaries, over 950 employees carrying over 902,000 tonnes of freight for its airline partners. The ECS group offers the air cargo industry worldwide knowledge and experience with a complete cargo outsourcing solution.;