On January 27, 2011 the representatives of Ukraine InternationalAirlines met with Kurumoch International Airportmanagement to explore the potential for maintaining the scheduled air link betweenSamara and Kiev (Boryspil Airport).
During this working visit, the representatives of the Ukrainian airlinewere introduced to thebasic infrastructure facilities of Kurumoch, but also to the current securitymeasures and ground handling and passenger services provided for carriers hereat Samara.
Ukraine International Airlines plans to launch its newscheduled Kievto Samara service in summer 2011. Not only will this service provide passengersan opportunity for direct, “point-to-point” flights, it will also allow thoseflying from Samara to Kiev to enjoy convenient connections to their onward destinationsin CIS and Western European countries and in the Middle East.
The Airline plans to fly between Samara and Kiev four times a week operatinga Boeing 737-500 configured in two classes, business and economy.
Samara is expected to become the first destination in the Russian Federation, where regular flights to Ukraine will beavailable with UIA.
Ukraine International Airlines (UAI) is the flag carrier of Ukraine, based in Kiev. The Airline was established in 1992 and it was one of the first joint ventures with foreign capital in Ukraine. Today, UIA operates scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo services to cities in CIS, Western Europe and the Middle East. Ukraine International Airlines has code share agreements with such airlines as KLM, Air France, Aliatia (SktTeam Alliance), Austrian, Swiss, TAP Air Portugal, Adria Aiways, Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Iberia, Finnair (One World Alliance). The Airline's fleet consists of the following aircraft: Boeing 737-300, -737-400, -737-500, -737-800.