Evgenia Satskaya, the press secretary of Ukraine International Airlines, said that the company was considering the possibility of acquiring five Boeing 737NG aircrafts in 2016.
One new aircraft would be received from the manufacturing plant and the other four or less aircrafts under the age of 10 years would be leased on the secondary market.
This would help UIA to renew its fleet and take two of the older Boeing 737 original aircrafts out of operation.
“The real situation with our fleet for the next year will be predetermined by the market forecasts as well as the presence or absence of flights to Russia and the number of aircrafts available for leasing”, - explained Ms. Satskaya.
She also mentioned that the planning of flights for 2016 would be conducted based on the available fleet. The management of UIA is currently considering a number of redundancy mechanisms to be used in case of failures.
In October, the airline agreed on occasional use of Wind Rose aircrafts. Now it develops a set of measures to harmonize flight schedules and maintenance plan of airliners.
We should remember that the UIA flight from Kyiv to New York was delayed almost for one day after the forced landing in Warsaw. Passengers complained about the negligence of airline representatives. Yuriy Miroshnikov, the CEO of UIA apologized to passengers and asked them to contact the company in order to settle the situation.
“I assure you that the leadership of the airline will take all necessary measures to ensure that all services and personnel who failed to fulfill their direct responsibilities either fully or partially would be brought to justice", - said Miroshnikov.