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Name: AEROSVIT AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: UKA
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: KIEV
Country: UKRAINE
Employees 430
Web: aerosvit.com
Email: agd@aerosvit.com
Telephone: +380 442300395
Fax: +380 442880046
Sita: IEVHQVV
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UKA-2004-07-A
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UKA-2004-08 - 767-383ER
UKA-2009-12 NEW OWNER
UKA-2012-01-OPEN SKIES WITH RUSSIA
UKA-LOGO

ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1994. ONE OF THREE MAJOR UKRAINIAN AIRLINES. A K A ISRAEL & AVIALINII UKRAINI (AIR UKRAINE - UKN). DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
58A TSHEVCHENKO BLVD
01032 KIEV, UKRAINE

Ukraine was established in 1991, it covers an area of 603,700 sq km, its population is 53 million, its capital city is Kiev, and its official language is Ukrainian.

MARCH 1995: SERVICE TO TEL AVIV, LARNACA, ATHENS, THESSALONIKI, MOSCOW, RIGA ST PETERSBURG, EKATERINBURG, ALMATY, AKMOLA, ASHKABAT, LVOV KHARKOV, & SIMFEROPOL. CHARTERS TO MALTA & HERAKLION.

1 737-200 (PK354) DELIVERY.

JULY 1996: CONTRACT TO AEROPLEX OF EUROPE (APX), HUNGARY, FOR 737-200 ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

OCTOBER 1996: NOW HAS 3 737'S, WITH FINANCIAL BACKING FROM ISRAEL'S CASPI AVIATION.

MONTHLY TRAFFIC = +15% (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

FEBRUARY 1997: NIKOLAY NIKITENKO, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR IS INTERESTED IN A MAINTENANCE AUDIT.

CURRENTLY ONLY OPERATING 1 737-200 (PK354).

APRIL 1997: NEGOTIATING FOR +1 737-200 (PK564), FROM EURALAIR (ERA), TO USE ON MOSCOW ROUTE.

JUNE 1997: 1 737-2Q8 (22760), EX-EURALAIR (ERA).

AUGUST 1997: ANOTOLIY TYKVA, DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT. ALEXANDER AVDEEV, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

SEPTEMBER 1997: DURING JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 1997, OPERATED CHARTER SERVICES TO BOLOGNA.

NOVEMBER 1997: CODE SHARE WITH AIR MOLDOVA (MOL), KISHINEV -
SIMFEROPOL (AN-24).

DECEMBER 1997: ACCDT: (UKA) YAK-42 TRIJET, 70 PAX, CRASHED IN WIND & SNOW, IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, ON APPROACH TO SALONICA, GREECE.

MAY 1998: UKRAINIAN INVESTORS BUY AIR UKRAINE (UKN), PART OF
AEROSWEET (UKA). AEROSWEET (UKA) STARTED BUSINESS AS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN AN ISRAELI FIRM, AND AIR UKRAINE.

(UKA) IS REMOVING OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEMS FROM 737-200'S & INSTALLING (GPS).

JULY 1998: NIKOLAI NIKITENKO, 1ST DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR, STATES (UKA) LONG RANGE, BUSINESS PLAN, INCLUDING ACQUISITION OF 737-700 AIRPLANES.

1 737-200 BEING HELD BY GREEK GOVERNMENT.

AUGUST 1998: 1 ORDER (APRIL 1999) 737-700, (ILF) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1998: ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT INCREASES TO 5 SYSTEMS ENGINEERS.

OCTOBER 1998: RESOLVES INSURANCE DISPUTE AND RETURNS 737-200 (PK564). TO OBTAIN 737 (PK563), EX-LITHUANIAN (LIJ). TO UNDERGO "D" CHECK IN DECEMBER 1998. BY NEXT SUMMER, AEROSWEET (UKA) WILL HAVE 3 737-200'S & 1 737-700.

FEBRUARY 1999: OPERATES TO 11 CITIES IN 7 COUNTRIES.

3RD 737-2Q8 DELIVERY (22453, UR-BVZ).

MARCH 1999: PLANS SUMMER SCHEDULE TO 15 CITIES, WHICH REQUIRE 4 AIRPLANES.

LOOKING FOR +1 737-200.

AUGUST 1999: CHANGES NAME FROM "AEROSWEET" TO "AEROSVIT" (WHICH TRANSLATES TO "AIR WORLD."

+1 ORDER (SEPTEMBER 1999) 737-300.

NOVEMBER 1999: OK FOR FLIGHTS TO GREECE.

DECEMBER 1999: NEW SERVICE TO ISTANBUL, VIA ODESSA & SOPHIA. NEW ROUTE ODESSA - TEL AVIV.

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 737-200 RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO UZBEKISTAN (UZB). 1 737-35B, UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL (UKR) WET-LEASED.

APRIL 2000: 432 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 68 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 38 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.aerosvit.com). SITA: IEVHQVV. (av@aswt.kev.ua).

JULY 2000: 1999 = 271 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 50% LF; 548,000 (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 145,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

737-2Q8 (22453) RETURNED TO GECAS (GEH), LEASED TO AIR KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ).

AUGUST 2000: 1 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B1) (1808-24492, /90 23 18, UR-VAA), EX-TAESA (TES), TRITON (TIA) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2000: NIKOLEY NIKITENKO, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR, RESIGNS TO JOIN ANOTHER COMPANY. BORIS SHAKHSUVAROV, 1ST DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR.

PLANS TO LEASE 737-300, NEXT SPRING ON SHORT TERM LEASE. INTENDS TO RETURN IT WITH OTHER 737-300 (PQ284) IN SPRING 2002, TO EXCHANGE FOR 2 737-700'S.

NOVEMBER 2000: TO PRAGUE.

737-2L9 (21685) RETURNED TO GECAS (GUI), LEASED TO MANDALA (MND).

APRIL 2001: 432 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 68 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 38 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAIN BASE: KIEV (BORISPIL INTERNATIONAL).

AUGUST 2001: (orion@aerosvit.com).

2000 = +$480,000 (NET PROFIT).

OCTOBER 2001: GOVERNMENT ASKS AEROSVIT (UKA), UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL (UKR) AND AIR UKRAINE (UKN) TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO MERGE. ALL 3 AGREE THAT A MERGER MAKES SENSE, BUT WILL NOT ACCEPT THE DEBTS, INCURRED BY NATIONAL CARRIER, (UKN).

NOVEMBER 2001: 2 ORDERS (DECEMBER 2001) 737-529'S, SABENA (SAB) LEASED, & WILL RETURN 737-35B (24238) TO GERMANIA (GER), FOR LEASE TO UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL (UKR), IN JANUARY 2002.

DECEMBER 2001: PLANS TO ADD SERVICE TO STOCKHOLM (ARLANDA).

DECIDES NOT TO TAKE 737-529 (26538) (NTU), AND INSTEAD ORDERS 1 737-36Q (28658), EX-AIR EUROPA (ARE), (GEQ) LEASED.

JANUARY 2002: PLANS FOR 767-200ER TO FILL LONG-HAUL NEEDS.

MARCH 2002: AWARDED ROUTES TO CHINA, THAILAND, AND INDIA.

APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: KIEV - BORISPOL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KBP).

1 737-529 (25419, UR-VVD), EX-(SAB).

MAY 2002: 1 737-448 (24521), EX-AER LINGUS (ARL), (ILF) LEASED.

June 2002: To Samara (3/week).

July 2002: 2001 (+$480,000): 482 million (RPK) traffic; 57.9% LF load factor; 316,000 passengers (PAX) (+28.5%); 894,000 (FTK) freight traffic; 504 employees.

October 2002: 1 767-383ER (24476, N4476F) delivery, ex-Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Boeing Capital leased, for operations to Bangkok, Hurghada (Egypt), Montreal (Dorval), and New York (JFK).

Dmitry Lvov, 1st Deputy General Director. Victor Chizhov, Director Flight Operations. Igor Ephimenko, Chief Pilot.

November 2002: To Bangkok (767, 2/week).

December 2002: 1 order (March 2003) 767-300ER, Kuta-Two-Aircraft leased.

January 2003: The Ukrainian Ministry of Transport plans to liquidate state-owned Air Ukraine (UKN). The Ukrainian authorities plan to establish a new national airline through a merger between Ukraine International Airlines (UKR) and Aerosvit (UKA), with a fleet of 737's and 767's.

February 2003: In March 2003, Kiev (Borispol) - New York (JFK) (767-300ER, 2/week). With arrival of 2nd 767-300ER, will increase frequency to 4/week, and add service to Toronto.

June 2003: 430 employees.

September 2003: 2002 = 676 Million (RPK) TRAFFIC (+40.1%); 400,000 (PAX) (+38.3%).

2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPK) (MILLIONS):
216 (MIB) 771; 217 (IRB) 759; 218 (AUA) 749; 219 (ORC) 722; 220 (EXECUTIVE A/L) 718; 221 (AIR DOLOMOTI) 712; 222 (CITYJET) 694; 223 (TCV) 691; 224 (MNG) 686; 225 (UKA) 676.

737-529 (26537) leased to Ukraine International (UKR).

December 2003: 737-45D (27156) (LOT) Polish Airlines wet-leased. DC-9-51 (UR-CBY) & A320-211 (UR-UFB), Um Air (UKM) wet-leased as required during the winter season. 767-300ER, (LOT) wet-leased til February 2004, for Kiev - Toronto.

January 2004: 767-383ER (24729, UR-VVG), Nordea Finance leased.

February 2004: Kiev (Borispol) - Beijing (weekly).

737-33A (24461), CIT (TCI) leased.

March 2004: Code share with Thai International (TII), Kiev - Bangkok (weekly).

May 2004: Air Traffic Control (ATC) Ukraine has become the 33rd member of Eurocontrol. It has been a member of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) since 1999, and has participated in Eurocontrol's billing and central flow management system since 1998.

Kiev (Borispol) - St Petersburg (737, 2/week).

737-448 (24474), East leased.

July 2004: 2003 = 1.44 Billion (RPK) (passenger traffic) (+111.7%); 68% LF (load factor); 696,000 passengers (PAX) (+59.4%); 8.82 Million (FTK) (freight traffic) (+547.9%).

August 2004: Memo of Understanding (MOU) 10 orders Antonov An-148's.

October 2004: Celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Plans to build a new terminal (for >$80 Million) at Kiev's Borispol International Airport (KBP) (to be operational by March 2006), to handle 3.5 Million passengers/year, and expand its transatlantic service. In 2005, to New York (daily).

737-4Q8 (26280, EC-HNB), Tombo (TOM) leased.

September 2005: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) will start a twice-weekly service from Kiev to Birmingham using a 737 from November 1.

February 2006: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) announced it plans to expand its fleet from the current 12 airplanes: 2 767s and 10 737s, to as many as 42 airplanes by 2011. Amongst the possible candidates the airline is considering an order for 10 An-148s.

March 2006: Aerosvit (UKA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Kiev to Naples. The airline will operate 4 flights a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays, using a 737-500.

July 2006: Descartes Systems Group was selected by AeroSvit (UKA) Ukrainian Airlines to provide customs compliance technology. AeroSvit (UKA) will use Descartes' Global Logistics Network to transmit cargo manifest information as required by Canada's Advance Commercial Information program.

August 2006: Worldspan announced finalization of multiyear full-content distribution agreements with Air Moldova (MOL), Aegean Airlines (CRM), AeroSvit Airlines (UKA), Air Burkina (VBW), Arkia Israel Airlines (ARK), Aurigny Air Services, dba (DBA), Eos Airlines (EOS), Transaero Airlines (TRX), and VLM Airlines.

October 2006: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) is a major Ukrainian carrier operating scheduled, jet airplane service from Ukraine to 14 destinations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Turkey, and other countries. It also operates some international charter flights and has its own domestic network.

(IATA) Code: VV - 870. (ICAO) Code: AEW - (Callsign - AEROSVIT).

Employees = 1,447.

Parent organization/shareholders: Aerotur-Agency for Air Communications and Tourism (Ukraine) (40%); Gilward Investments (Netherlands) (38%); & State Property Fund of the Ukaine (22%).

Alliances: Air Baltic (BAU); Azerbaijan Airlines (AHY); (CSA) Czech Airlines; Cyprus Airways (CYP); Dniproavia (UDN); El Al (ELA); Estonian Air (ENA); KrasAir (ZXD); (LOT) Polish Airlines; Malev (HGA); Olympic Airlines (OLY); Pulkovo (STG); Tandem Aero; & Thai Airways (TII).

January 2007: AeroSvit Airlines (UKA) named Aron Maiberg, Director General. He has been with the carrier since 1994, when it launched with one airplane. AeroSvit (UKA) now operates 11 737s and two 767s on 12 Ukrainian and 60 international routes. The airline said it intends to triple its fleet by 2011.

767-383ER (24475, XA-MXB), ex-Mexicana (CMA), (GUI) leased.

March 2007: Starting May 25th, Kiev - Shanghai, using 767-300s.

April 2007: American Airlines (AAL) and AeroSvit Airlines (UKA) reached an interline ticketing accord. AeroSvit (UKA) serves New York (JFK) five-times-weekly from Kiev.

August 2007: An additional seven 737-800s were signed for by AeroSvit (UKA), which also took seven options. The firm airplane orders are valued at $523 million. It is the Ukrainian carrier's first direct purchase from Boeing (TBC) since its founding in 1994, the manufacturer said. They are intended to replace the 737 classic airplanes. AeroSvit (UKA) currently operates 13 737 Classics and three 767-200ERs. The 767s are operated on routes to Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, New York, Shanghai, and Toronto.

Has taken a 75% share of Donbassaero Airlines (UDC), Donetsk.

1 737-400, ex-(CSA). 1 An-24, Lugansk Airlines wet-leased for regional operations.

December 2007: (ILFC) (ILF) announced a leasing deal with AeroSvit Airlines (UKA) for one 767-300ER powered by (PW4060)s, to be delivered in November 2008 under an eight-year lease.

April 2008: The Ukraine's government is considering selling its stakes in the country's major carriers, Aerosvit (UKA) and Ukraine International (UKR). The state owns 22.4% of (UKA) and 61.6% of (UKR). The two carriers account for more than >50% of the country's air traffic.

July 2008: Hungary's Wizz Air (WZZ) has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Ukraine with one A320 operating four domestic routes. The carrier aims to quickly expand with plans to begin international services in September, despite record high fuel prices and infrastructure bottlenecks which the other country's carriers say make the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) model unsustainable in the Ukraine.

The bottlenecks have not stopped Ukarine's two main carriers AerSvit (UKA) and Ukraine International Airlines (UKR) from quickly expanding and turning healthy profits. Last year, the Ukrainian market grew +23% to 9 million passengers. (UKR)s traffic grew +42% (RPK)s to 1.5 million, while AeroSvit (UKA) grew +29% (RPK)s to 2 million.

Both carriers have ambitious growth plans. (UKR) will add its 16th 737 classic in October and plans to order 30 to 36 new narrow bodies by year end. (UKA) which now operates about 20 airplanes and last year ordered 7 737-800s, is now looking to buy 10 large regional jets.

SR Technics (SWS) and UK-based R & M Aviation Support concluded a $20 million Integrated Engine Solutions agreement covering Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) for six (PW4060)s managed by R & M Aviation Support and operated on the Ukraine-based Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) 767 fleet.

December 2008: World nations currently rated Category 2 by the USA (FAA) under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program are: Bangladesh, Belize, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The (FAA) rating prevents nation's airlines being allowed to fly into the USA. They have the option to fly to the USA with an airline who is approved under Category 1.

The (FAA) states that a Category 2 rating "may involve a country lacking laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or that its civil aviation authority does not meet international standards in one or more areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping, or inspection procedures."

January 2009: Aerosvit (UKA) will launch five-times-weekly, Kiev Boryspil - Dusseldorf service on June 22.

September 2009: 2 737-5Q8s (26324, UR-VVS), ex-(ES-ABC) and (26323, UR-VVU), ex-(ES-ABD), ex-Estonian Air (ENA), (ILFC) (ILF) five year leased.



AD Aerospace was selected by AeroSvit (UKA) to supply its CabinVu in-flight video security systems for (UKA)'s 767s and 737s.

December 2009: SEE - - "UKA-2009-12 NEWS NEW OWNER."

February 2010: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) has not resumed its Kiev Borispol - Shanghai Pu Dong route as previously announced. It will resume and add new routes next summer season, also using ERJ-145s wet-leased from Dniproavia (UDN):
Kiev Borispol - Belgrade: 2x weekly ERJ-145 service starting on March 31 (replacing triangle service via Sofia);
Kiev Borispol - Bucharest Otopeni: 4x weekly ERJ-145 service resuming on March 29;
Kiev Borispol - Budapest: 8x weekly ERJ-145 service resuming on March 28;
Kiev Borispol - Dusseldorf Intl: 4x weekly 737 service resuming on May 29;

Kiev Borispol - Stockholm Arlanda: 5x weekly 737/ERJ-145 service resuming on March 28 (suspended for winter season);

(UKA) has entered into a code share agreement with Air Baltic (BAU) for the Kiev Borispol - Riga route operated by (BAU) and connections via Riga.

June 2010: (IATA) (ITA) said that it formalized a strategic partnership with the Ukraine to cooperate in a number of areas, including safety and security. Director General & CEO, Giovanni Bisignani and Ukraine Deputy Transport Minister & Chairman State Aviation Administration, Anatolii Kolisnyk signed a Memorandum of Intention in Kiev, where Bisignani also met with officials from Ukraine International Airlines (UKR) and Aerosvit Airlines (UKA). The organization will share ideas and best practices on safety, security, technology, airport infrastructure, air navigation, ground handling and training.

"(IATA)'s global standards and technical expertise can contribute significantly to the development of safe, efficient and environmentally responsible aviation in Ukraine," Bisignani said. He noted that Ukraine "has made progress to improve safety but many challenges remain - - more needs to be done. We must accelerate the work to bring safety oversight in line with the standards of (ICAO)." The country has a USA (FAA) Category 2 safety rating. He added that the nation's "airport and air traffic control (ATC) rates remain high and are not cost-based. Ukraine's system is one of the most expensive in Europe and remains one of the least productive. This undermines the competitiveness of Ukraine. We need immediate reform. "He said the agreement gives "hope that the government can quickly address the challenges of safety and infrastructure."

August 2010: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA), Dniproavia (UDN), and Donbassaero (UDC) are planning to intensify their cooperation by setting up a joint management company and operating most services under the Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) code.

Israeli media reports stated that El Al (ELA) has been unable to reach a membership agreement with any of the three global alliances and is considering launching its own alliance. The alliance would include airlines that are not members of Oneworld (ONW), Star Alliance (SAL) or SkyTeam (STM) alliances. According to the reports, El Al (ELA) hopes to include three Eastern European airlines as initial partners and believes the alliance could eventually reach 20 members. The alliance would be known as "Western-Eastern." Aerosvit (UKA), Armavia (ARZ) and UTair (TYU) have signed a letter of intent (LOI) with El Al Israel Airlines (ELA) with the aim to launch a fourth worldwide alliance of smaller carriers tentatively called "WE" which stands for Western-Eastern. The alliance is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2011.

Aerosvit (UKA) has started code sharing on twice weekly, Wind Rose (WRC) services from Kiev Borispol to Tashkent.

October 2010: EL Al Israel Airlines (ELA) is in discussions with potential partners about forming an alliance initially centered on Eastern Europe and the Middle East. (ELA) has been talking to Russian carrier UTAir (TYU), Ukraine's Aerosvit (UKA) and Donbassaaero (UDC), and Armavia (ARZ) of Armenia about cooperation deals that would start with code sharing, according to (ELA) Alliance Manager, Stanley Morais.



February 2011: 767-33AER (25533, UR-AAJ), ex-(V8-RBJ) delivery.

June 2011: Baltic Ground Services signed an agreement with AeroSvit (UKA) to provide (UKA) with airplane and passenger ground handling services in Warsaw.

August 2011: AeroSvit (UKA) postponed the launch of its thrice-weekly, Kiev Borispol (KBP) - Ho Chi Minh route from November 2 to December 21. It canceled the launch of thrice-weekly, (KBP) - Hong Kong service that had been planned for October 31.

October 2011: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) is a major Ukrainian carrier operating scheduled, jet airplane service from Kiev Borispol International Airport (KBP) to more than >20 destinations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Turkey, and other countries. Long haul flights serve Canada, China and the USA. (UKA) has a comprehensive domestic network serving 10 cities. It also operates some international charter flights.

(IATA) Code: VV - 870. (ICAO) Code: AEW - (Callsign - AEROSVIT).

Employees = 430.

Parent organization/shareholders: PrivatBank (50%); State Property Fund of Ukraine (22.4%); and others (26.6%).

Alliances: AirBaltic (BAU); Armavia (ARZ); Azerbaijan Airlines (AHY); Bulgaria Air; (CSA) Czech Airlines; Dniproavia (UDN); EgyptAir (EGP); Estonian Air (ENA); Hainan Airlines (HNA); (LOT) Polish Airlines; Malev (HGA); Rossiya Airlines (SDM); Thai Airways International (TII); Ukraine International Airlines (UKR), and WindRose Air.

Main Base: Kiev Borispol International Airport (KBP).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Chemovtsy; Dnepropetrovsk; Donetsk; Ivano-Frankovski; Kharkov; Kiev; Lugansk; Lviv; Odessa; Simferopol; & Uzhgorod.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Ashgabat; Athens; Baku; Bangkok; Beijing; Belgrade; Birmingham; Budapest; Cairo; Chisinau; Delhi; Dubai; Hamburg; Istanbul; Larnaca; Moscow; New York; Prague; Riga; Sofia; St Petersburg; Stockholm; Tallinn; Tel Aviv Yafo; Thessaloniki; Toronto; & Warsaw.



December 2011: Russia and Ukraine will remove restrictions for the number of carriers and number of flights on the Moscow (DME) - Odessa (ODS) route, effective with the 2012 summer schedule. Currently, only two designated carriers (Transaero (TRX) and AeroSvit (UKA)) are allowed to fly between these cities. Aeroflot (ARO) is a (UKA) marketing partner on this route.



The restrictions imposed by bilateral agreements between Russia and other countries have been widely criticized by most Russian carriers, which claim free access of international routes is restricted, as (ARO) and (TRX) dominate most routes.

(TRX) Deputy CEO, Dmitry Stolyarov said (TRX) welcomes further liberalization on international routes but it is not clear why Russian authorities began with the (DME) - (ODS) route instead of, for example, (DME) - Paris, where only SkyTeam (STM) Alliance members (ARO) and AirFrance (AFA) are allowed to fly.

(TRX) tried to get approval for charter flights from (DME) to Rome and Milan Malpensa but Russian aviation authorities withdrew permission.

January 2012: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) has announced new services from its growing Kiev Borispol hub:
Kiev Borispol - Adler/Sochi: 3x weekly B737 service starting on April 23;
Kiev Borispol - Ekaterinburg: up to 5x weekly EMB-190 service starting on April 27 (operated by Dniproavia;
Kiev Borispol - Mineralnye Vody: 3x weekly seasonal 737 service between June 4 and September 10;
Kiev Borispol - Murmansk: 2x weekly seasonal EMB-190 service between May 25 and September 11 (operated by Dniproavia);
Kiev Borispol - Rostov: 3x weekly ERJ-145 service starting on June 2 (operated by Dniproavia);
Kiev Borispol - Tyumen: 2x weekly seasonal EMB-190 service between May 20 and September 10 (operated by Dniproavia);
Kiev Borispol - Ufa: 4x weekly B737/EMB-190 service starting on May 25 (partially operated by Dniproavia);
Lvov - Naples: weekly 737 service resuming on March 31 (after runway repairs);
Odessa - Berlin Tegel: 4x weekly EMB-190 service starting on March 25 (operated by Dniproavia);
Odessa - Moscow Sheremetyevo: 4x weekly 737 service resuming on March 26 (in addition to daily service to Vnukovo).




+20% more than in 2010. The airport, which handles about 70% of
all traffic to and from the Ukraine, welcomed a number of new

and Ukraine International (UKR) have grown their Kiev capacity

estimates.

(UKA) has added an ex-British Airways (BAB) 737-500 to its fleet. It has also wet-leased an ATR72-202 (496, OY-RTF) from sister carrier, Cimber Sterling (STR) for its Kiev Borispol - Vilnius route.

March 2012: Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) received its first 737-800 (38119, UR-AAN) of 7/7 orders (SEE - - "UKA-737-800 - 2012-03"). It will be used for flights between Kiev and Astana, London Gatwick, Tbilisi, and Tel Aviv.

(UKA)'s main base is at Kyiv-Boryspil Airport (KBP) and serves 80 international routes to 34 countries, and provides passenger services to the major regional centers of Ukraine.

(UKA) is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1996 and the Association of European Airlines (AEA) since 2008. The airline was among the first carriers in Eastern Europe that satisfied (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) requirements and successfully confirms every second year its safety standards through independent (IOSA) audits, including the last one in 2011.

April 2012: Wind Rose Aviation (WRC) will return its two EMB-195s (0169, UR-WRF; 0157, UR-WRG) to the lessors within the next two months. Both airplanes are currently based at Kiev Borispol airport (KBP) and operate on behalf of its partner Aerosvit Airlines (UKA). As Dniproavia (UDN) will start taking delivery of new EMB-190s that will operate on Aerosvit (UKA) routes, the airplanes will no longer be required.

May 2012: Aerosvit (UKA) starts services from Kiev Borispol to Rostov and Tyumen in Russia. (UKA) launched a new route from Kiev Boryspil to Ekaterinburg.

June 2012: Dniproavia (UDN) has finally taken delivery of its first two EMB-190s (0494, UR-DSA; 0495, UR-DSB). (UDN) has a total of ten EMB-190s on order and will mainly operate them on behalf of its partner, Aerosvit Airlines (UKA).











Since the EMB-Jets entered revenue service, in 2004, Embraer (EMB) has delivered nearly 850 of them to more than >60 airlines from 42 countries around the world. The versatile 70 to 120-seat, four-airplane family is flying with (LCC)s, on regional services and with mainline carriers. The EMB-Jets order book registered 1,063 firm orders as of March 31, 2012.





Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) currently uses ATR72-200 (212, LY-MCA) wet-leased from (DOT) - Danu oro transportas ((IATA) Code: R6, based at Vilnius International airport (VNO)) on its twice daily services from Kiev Borispol (KBP) to Vilnius International (VNO) and one of its three daily flights to Lvov Snilow (LWO) airport. From October 28, Aerosvit (UKA) plans to increase the frequency on the Vilnius route to three times daily with this ATR72 then being dedicated to this route.





A J Walter Aviation (AJW) signed power by the hour agreements with four customers; Air Moldova (MOL) (A320s), Cosmo Airlines (COS) (A320s), BH Air (BGH) (Airbus airplanes) and Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) (737CL/NGs).

737-5Q8 (26324) returned to (ilf) and leased to new Ukrainian operator Air Onix (ONX).







In March, Boryspil International Airport in Kiev suspended (UKA) flights until (UKA) could resolve its debt issues.





The airport purchased tickets on other airlines for AeroSvit (UKA) passengers who had to fly December 11.

(UKA) said it is ready to make the next payment according to the previously agreed-upon schedule. (UKA) is negotiating with Sheremetyevo about resuming flights from Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk to Moscow.







(UKA) has recently run into debt issues with a number of Russian airports, including Kaliningrad, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Rostov-on-Don and St Petersburg.





(UKA) accused the airports of unreasonable flight interruptions and said the airport providers require prepayments even if the airline does not have any debts. It is negotiating with airport providers in Warsaw.













Donbassaero airline (UDC) has initiated bankruptcy proceedings in a filing to the Donetsk Regional Economic Court. A preliminary hearing will be held on March 27. Donbassaero (UDC), which is part of the Ukrainian Aviation Group that also includes Dniproavia (UDN) and AeroSvit (UKA), has halted flights as the group deals with ongoing financial problems of its airlines.











April 2013: Embraer (EMB) is negotiating with AeroSvit (UKA) owners to deliver three out of five Embraer EMB-190 airplanes ordered by (UKA). In 2012, two EMV-190s painted in AeroSvit (UKA) livery were delivered to (UKA). They were operating for Dniproavia (UDN), a member of Ukrainian Aviation Group, created by AeroSvit (UKA) owners.

At the end of December, AeroSvit (UKA) filed for bankruptcy, but planned to continue operations. However, (UKA) finally ceased short- and medium-haul destinations and then left the long-haul market shortly thereafter.


Fleet:
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UKA-737-448
UKA-737-800 - 2012-03
UKA-737-800 SEP07
UKA-767-241ER
UKA-767-300ER
UKA-767-383ER
UKA-767-383ER - VF
UKA-A320-212 - 2012-05
UKA-EMB-190 - 2012-08

May 2013:

0 737-2L9 (JT8D) (549-21685, /79 UR-BFA), EX-(MRS), (GUI) LSD, (APX) MAINT, RTND (GUI) 2000-11, LST (MND).

1 737-2Q8 (JT8D-17) (852-22760, /82 UR-BVY), EX-(ILF)/(TAC)/(ERA), 10C, 118Y.

0 737-2Q8 (JT8D-17) (748-22453, UR-BVZ), RTND (GEH), LST (KAZ) 2000-07. 12C, 103Y.

2 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B1) (1808-24492, /89 UR-VVA; 1886-24699, /90 UR-VVR), TRITON AVIATION (TIA) LSD 2000-08. 12C, 118Y.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3) (1833-24461, /90 UR-VVI), (TCI) LSD 2004-02. RTND. 130Y.

0 737-35B (CFM56-3B2) (1626-24238, /88 UR-GAG), (GER) LSD, (UKR) WET-LST (UKA), RTND 2002-01 FOR LST (UKR). 13C, 119Y.

0 737-36Q (CFM56-3) (2865-28658, /97), EX-(ARE), (GEQ) LSD. RTND. 13C, 119Y.

0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2239-26280, /92 UR-VVK), (TOM) LSD 2004-10. RTND. 15C, 138Y.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2482-26290, /93 UR-VVP), TRITON AVIATION (TIA) LSD 2007-05. 15C, 138Y.

1 737-4YO (CFM56-3C1) (1978-24903, /90 UR-VVN), EX-(M-ABCO) 2010-04. 15C, 138Y.

1 737-400 (CFM56-3C1), EX-(CSA), 15C, 138Y.

0 737-45D (CFM56-3C1) (2492-27156, UR-VVH), (LOT) WET-LSD 2003-12. RTND 2004-04.

0 737-448 (CFM56-3B2) (1742-24474, /89 UR-VVJ), EAST LSD 2004-05. RTND & LST (CMV). 156Y.

1 737-448 (CFM56-3B2) (1788-24521, /89 UR-VVE), EX-(ARL), (ILF) 3 YR LSD 2002-05. 15C, 138Y.

2 737-448 (CFM56-3B2) (2036-25052, /91 UR-VVL; 2269-25736, /92 UR-VVM), EX-(ARL), (ILF) LSD 2005-07. 15C, 138Y.

1 737-5L9 (CFM56-3C1) (2868-28722, /978 UR-DND), LSD 2011-01. 12C, 144Y.

1 737-5L9 (CFM56-3C1) (3076-29235, /98 UR-VVQ), AURORA AVIATION GRP LSD 2007-06. 10C, 96Y.

2 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2735-26324, /95 UR-VVS; 2770-26323, /96 UR-VVU), EX-(ENA), EX-(ES-ABC & ES-ABD), (ILF) 5 YR LSD 2009-09. 26324; RTND & LST (ONX) 2012-09. 10C, 96Y.

0 737-500 (CFM56-3C1), EX-(BAB) 2011. 10C, 96Y.

0 737-529 (CFM56-3C1) (2165-25419, /91 UR-VVD; 2296-26537, /92 UR-VVB; 2298-26538, /92 UR-VVC), EX-(SAB), (TCI) LSD 2002-02. 26537 LST (UKR) 2003-09. 25419; 26537; RTND 2010-05. 10C, 96Y.

3 737-548 (CFM56-3B1) (1939-24878, /90 UR-AAL; 1970-24919, /90 UR-AAM; 1975-24968, /90 UR-AAK), LSD 2011-08. WITH WINGLETS. 120Y.

0 737-700 (CFM56-7B).

2 +5/7 ORDERS 737-84R (CFM56-7B) (38119, /12 UR-AAN - - SEE - - "UKA-737-800 - 2012-03;" 38120, /12 UR-AAO), WITH WINGLETS, 189Y:

0 767-300ER (LOT) WET-LSD TIL 2004-02.

1 767-3Q8ER (PW4060) (692-28132, UR-VVT), (ILF) 8 YR LSD, EX-(B-2493). 24C, 207Y.

1 767-322ER (PW4060) (391-25280, /91 UR-DNMK), BRASSBOX LTD LSD 2010-04. WITH WINGLETS. 24C, 207Y.

1 767-33AER (PW4056) (454-25553, /92 UR-AAJ), EX-(V8-RBJ), AEROSPACE FINANCIAL LSD 2010-07. 23C, 182Y.

1 767-33AER (PW4056) (504-25536, /93 UR-VVV), EX-(V8-RBK), AEROSPACE FINANCIAL LSD 2011-11. WITH WINGLETS. 24C, 207Y.

0 767-383ER (PW4060) (273-24475, /89 UR-VVO "BUENOS AIRES"), EX-(CMA/(SAS), (GUI) LSD 2007-01. RTND. 42C, 140Y.

1 767-383ER (PW4060) (274-24476, /89 UR-VVF, 2002-10), EX-(SAS), (BOC) LSD 2002-11. 24C, 207Y.

1 767-383ER (PW4056) (414-25530, /92 UR-AAI), AEROSPACE FINANCIAL LSD 2011-09. WITH WINGLETS. 23C, 182Y.

1 767-383ER (PW4056) (442-25532, /92 UR-AAG), AEROSPACE FINANCIAL LSD 2011-03. 24C, 207Y.

1 767-383ER (PW4056) (4772-25534, /93 UR-AAH), AEROSPACE FINANCIAL LSD 2011-03. WITH WINGLETS. 24C, 207Y.

0 DC-9-51 (UR-CBY), (UKM) WET-LSD 2003-12. RTND.

0 A320-211 (027, UR-UFB), (UKM) WET-LSD 2003-12. RTND.

2 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (579, /96 UR-DAH, SEE PHOTO - - "UKA-A320-212 - 2012-05;" 645, /97 UR-DAI), (ILF) LSD 2011-06. 12C, 150Y.

1 ATR72-200 (212, LY-MCA), (DOT) WET-LSD 2012-07. 66Y.

0 ATR72-202 (496, OY-RTF), (STR) WET-LSD 2012-01. RTND. 66Y.

2 ORDERS ERJ-134, (UDN) WET-LSD 2010-06:

2 EMBRAER EMB-195 (0157, UR-WRG; 0169, UR-WRF), (WRC) WET-LSD.

1 SAAB 340A (CT7-5A2) (124, /88 UR-CGU), MARS LSD 2008-12, 33Y.

5 ORDERS AN-140:

1 AN-148-100 (D-436-148) (80101, /04 UR-NTA), ANTONOV LSD 2009-06. 68Y.

1 AN-148-100B (D-436-148) (80109, /10 UR-NTC), ANTONOV LSD 2010-04. 80Y.

1 AN-24 (AI-24), LUGANSK AIRLINES WET-LSD (2007-10) FOR REGIONAL OPS.

1 AN-24B (AI-24) (17307408, /71 UR-47846), DONBASSAERO LSD 2008-01. 44Y.

0 AN-24B (AI-24) (67302803, UR-46205), 2004-11. RTRD.

1 AN-24RV (AI-24) (07306609, /71 UR-47296), DONBASSAERO LSD 2008-01. 44Y.

0 TU-134A (62315, UR-65765), RTRD.

Management:
(definitions)

GREGORY GURTOVOY, CHAIRMAN.

YEVGEN TRESKUNOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL.

VLADIMIR GORBANOVSKIY, SENIOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL OPERATIONS.

LUDMYLA SURAYEVA, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

ALEXANDER AVDEEV, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING, (KBPODVV) (tech@aerosvit.com) (1997-08).

VICTOR CHIZHOV, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (KBPZGVV) (pilots@aerosvit.com) (2002-09).

CAPTAIN IGOR EPHIMENKO, CHIEF PILOT (2002-09).

CAPTAIN IGOR GUNKO, FLIGHT SAFETY INSPECTOR.

ALEXEI VOLOBOEV, DIRECTOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

ANATOLY TYKVA, DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT (1997-08).

ARIE SHILYANSKY, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

SERGEI FRIDRIKHSON, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

 
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