25 November, 2022

Happy birthday Ukraine International Airlines

Happy Birthday UIA

Today, Ukraine International Airlines - UIA celebrates its 30th anniversary.  On November 25, 1992, the company operated its first flight from the home base of Kyiv to  London and thus today the company considers this date as the birthday of UIA. 

Over 30 years, the company has carried more than 60 million passengers over almost 600,000 flights and whilst it is not able to do that at the moment, the airline looks forward to the day it can return to the skies above Ukraine.

In a social media post, the carrier said "We are sincerely grateful to the passengers who have chosen UIA for their travels over all these years. We wish to welcome everyone aboard UIA planes again as soon as possible in peaceful Ukraine. We congratulate the large family of UIA employees and partners. We are confident that our company will soon return to full-fledged work and cooperation. 

Unfortunately, the celebration of this important day for UIA is rather muted as the entire aviation of industry of Ukraine is overshadowed by the military invasion by Russia of Ukraine and the ongoing war.  

UIA says "We believe that the civil aviation of Ukraine will be revived after the victory and will continue its development as an essential driving force of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine."

The airline continues to function on a much-reduced scale during these dark days for the nation as it offers various charter and humanitarian flights as well as "wet leasing" of aircraft to other carriers. 

Ukraine International Airlines – UIA (Ukraine) 

Air101 says congratulations on this anniversary to every one of the UIA family and we wish you well for the future and hope that you'll soon be back in the air again, operating flights from a free and peaceful Ukraine.