UIA receives third aircraft in three weeks

Ukraine International Airlines is on track with its fleet expansion strategy Ukraine International Airlines is on track with its fleet expansion strategy (Photo by Ukraine International Airlines)

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) took delivery of yet another narrow-body Boeing 737-800 on August 4, according to the carrier. This is the third aircraft of
the type to be delivered to the company within the past three weeks, the other two having arrived on July 20 and 28.

The aircraft, with tail number UR-PSQ, is fitted with 186 seats. It was previously operated by Ryanair. Before delivery to the Ukrainian carrier, the 737
underwent maintenance at Lufthansa Technik’s base at Budapest.

This aircraft is the eighth Boeing 737-800 out of nine that UIA is to receive this year. Currently in the airline’s fleet are: 4 wide-body Boeing 767s, nine Boeing
737-300s, 20 Boeing 737NGs (-800 and -900), 5 regional Embraer E190s and one Cargo Boeing 737-300F. In turn, UIA will withdraw two Boeing 737-500s
that were assembled in 1992 and 1997.

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