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Ukraine International Airlines
Міжнародні Авіалінії України
Founded 1 October 1992
Hubs Boryspil International Airport
Frequent flyer program Panorama Club
Fleet size 19
Destinations 33
Parent company State Property Fund of Ukraine
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Key people Yuri Miroshnikov - President, Karl Dandler - Deputy President
Boeing 737-300
Boeing 737-500
Boeing 737-200 at London Gatwick Airport in 2004. This aircraft has now been sold.

CJSC "Ukraine International Airlines" (Ukrainian: ЗАТ "Авіакомпанія "Міжнародні Авіалінії України", Mizhnarodni Avialiniyi Ukrayiny, IPA: [ˌmiʒnɑˈrɔdni ˌɑwijɑˈʎiɲiji ukrɑˈjɪnɪ]) is the flag carrier of Ukraine, based in Kiev. It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo services to cities in western Europe. Its main base is Boryspil International Airport (KBP). Also, it's the largest airline in Ukraine.



The airline was established on 1 October 1992, and started operations on 25 November 1992. It was one of the first joint ventures with foreign capital in Ukraine and was the first airline in the CIS to introduce new Boeing 737 aircraft. The founding shareholders were the Ukrainian Association of Civil Aviation and Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), an Irish aircraft-leasing company. In 1996, Austrian Airlines and Swissair became shareholders, investing US$9 million in new equity. In 2000, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development became a shareholder by investing $5.4 million. The airline is owned by Austrian Airlines (22,5%), Aer Cap (6%), EBRD (9,9%) and the State Property Fund of Ukraine (61,6%).

Its growth plans that included expansion into Eastern Europe and North America were brought to a halt by a rapid expansion of its domestic rival, private Aerosvit Airlines. As the routes it was intending to introduce had already been taken up by its more aggressive competitor, Ukraine International has had to concentrate on its core Western European destinations.


UIA flies to Asia, Europe and Middle east from its base at Kiev Boryspil Airport as well as operating domestic flights in Ukraine.


Codeshare agreements

Ukraine International Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


Ukraine International Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of February 2010):

Ukraine International Airlines
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Boeing 737-300 4 0 132 (16/116) 1-Cargo
Boeing 737-400 6 0 153 (16/137)
Boeing 737-500 6 0 123 (16/107)
Boeing 737-800 3 1 162 (20/142)
19 1

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