The Airline: Ukraine International Airlines and stewardess стюардеса

Міжнародні Авіалінії України стюардеса і кабіни екіпажу

CJSC Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) (Ukrainian: ЗАТ "Авіакомпанія "Міжнародні Авіалінії України", Mizhnarodni Avialiniyi Ukrayiny, [ˌmiʒnɑˈrɔdni ˌɑwijɑˈʎiɲiji ukrɑˈjɪnɪ]) is the flag carrier of Ukraine, based in Kiev. It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo services to cities in western Europe. Its main base is Boryspil International Airport (KBP). Also, it is the largest airline in Ukraine.

The airline was established on 1 October 1992, and started operations on 25 November 1992. It was one of the first joint ventures with foreign capital in Ukraine and was the first airline in the CIS to introduce new Boeing 737 aircraft. The founding shareholders were the Ukrainian Association of Civil Aviation and Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), an Irish aircraft-leasing company. In 1996, Austrian Airlines and Swissair became shareholders, investing US$9 million in new equity. In 2000, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development became a shareholder by investing $5.4 million. In February 2011 Ukrainian government sold its 61,6% stake in UIA to three existing minority shareholders for Hr.287 million ($36.2 million). Currently, the airline is owned by UIA Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (59%), UIA Holding (26%), and Capital Investment Project (15%).

Its growth plans that included expansion into Eastern Europe and North America were brought to a halt by a rapid expansion of its domestic rival, private Aerosvit Airlines. As the routes it was intending to introduce had already been taken up by its more aggressive competitor, Ukraine International has had to concentrate on its core Western European destinations.

Ukrainian description below:

Міжнародні авіалінії України (англійською: Ukraine International Airlines) - перша в Україні державна авіакомпанія з часткою приватного капіталу. Базовими аеропортами є Київський міжнародний аеропорт «Бориспіль» і аеропорт у Львові. Основні напрямки Україна - Західна Європа, Україна-Близький Схід, Україна-СНД


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