Ukraine International Airlines receives factory-new Boeing 737
The Boeing 737-800 becomes the first aircraft delivered straight from the OEM in the last three years
On July 20 Ukraine International Airlines took delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800. The aircraft with tail number UR-PSR has become the first factory-new aircraft received by the Ukraine’s flagship carrier since 2013.
According to Ukraine’s commercial aircraft register, the aircraft is leased from Varangian Leasing (US). Fitted with 185 seats, the aircraft is expected to enter service this week.
The aircraft is the tenth in UIA’s fleet to be delivered straight from the OEM, including four 737-800s and two -900ERs. Average age of aircraft in the carrier’s fleet is 13.2 years. There’s the total of 37 aircraft in the fleet: four Boeing 767s, nine Boeing 737CLs, 18 Boeing 737NGs, five Embraer E190s and a Boeing 737 Freighter.
Since the beginning of this year UIA has taken delivery of six aircraft, all of them Boeing 737-800s. Three more aircraft of the type are slated for delivery before the end of the year. At the same time two 737CLs will be phased out as their leasing terms expire.
By Sergiy Khyzhnyak
Russian Aviation Insider
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