Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), the flag carrier of Ukraine, continues its fleet renewal program by phasing out its last remaining ‘Classic Generation’ medium-haul aircraft, including two Boeing 737-300 and one Boeing 737-500. The airline’s final Boeing 737-300, with registration number UR-GBD, operated its last revenue flight on Thursday.
In 1992, the airline became the first Boeing 737 family operator in Ukraine. After retiring the 737 Classic Generation aircraft, the company’s medium-haul fleet includes only ‘New Generation’ (NG) Boeing 737-800s and Boeing 737-900s with an average age of 8.7 years. Furthermore, Embraer E190s are part of the airline’s fleet.
Earlier this year, UIA added three Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to its long-haul fleet. A fourth 777 will enter service soon. Additionally, Boeing 767-300ER aircraft are also used on long-haul flights from the base airport Kiev Boryspil (KBP) but will be retired in 2019-2020.
All in all, the privately owned carrier’s current fleet consists of 42 aircraft with an average age of 10.5 years.
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