Ukrainian International Airlines consider the possibility of acquiring up to five Boeing 737NG airplanes in 2016, reports the air carrier’s Press Secretary Ievgeniia Satska.
According to her, one new aircraft will be delivered from a plant, and up to four planes aged to 10 years will be leased by the airline at a secondary market.
By means of these supplies, UIA plans to upgrade the fleet – two older Boeing 737 planes of the classic family will be removed from the park.
“The actual picture of the fleet structure for the next year will be predetermined by the forecasts on the growth and decline of the market, availability or absence of flights to Russia, offers of aircraft for leasing”, Satska explained.
She notes that planning of flights for 2016 will be performed in accordance with the available fleet. At the present, the UIA management develops redundancy mechanisms for the cases of failure situations.
For example, in October the airline agreed selective use of the Wind Rose planes. It also implements a series of measures for harmonisation of the schedule and maintenance plan of line aircraft.
Let us remind that on October 9th, UIA flight Kyiv-New York was delayed, being forced to land in Warsaw. The passengers complained on absolute indifference of the airline representatives. After the incident, UIA President Yuri Miroshnikov offered apologies to the passengers and asked to get in touch for resolution of the situation.
“I assure you that the airline’s management will take all the necessary measures to impose responsibility on all the service personnel and employees, who did not accomplish their direct duties completely or partly”, Miroshnikov declared.