Ukraine International Airlines takes delivery of fifth Boeing 737-800

The aircraft features single-class cabin configuration with 186 seats (Photo by Ukraine International Airlines) UIA's new 737-800 features single-class cabin configuration with 186 seats (Photo by Ukraine International Airlines)

Ukraine International Airlines has taken delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800 narrow-body, the fifth out of the batch of nine aircraft scheduled to arrive within this year. The aircraft received tail number UR-PSS and has already performed its first flight from Kyiv to Kutaissi (Georgia) and back.

Prior to delivery, the aircraft (MSN 35005, built in 2009) received a planned overhaul and a renovated cabin interior with new seats and galleys. The cabin seats 186 passengers in a single-class configuration. Previously operated by Ryanair, the aircraft is leased from the Irish SMBC Aviation Capital, which will deliver two more aircraft to the Ukrainian flagship carrier. The previous two aircraft are leased from the Dutch AerCap.

With the new aircraft, UIA’s fleet of 737NGs reached 17 aircraft, including 13 737-800s and four 737-900s. The carrier also operates 10 Boeing 737CLs, four Boeing 767-300ERs and five Embraer E190s.

 

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