December 21, 2021: Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) received a "road map" of development for the year, the Supervisory Board of the air carrier recently approved a realistic budget for 2022. Overall, UIA's key performance indicators are expected to improve steadily - traffic growth and a gradual increase in the fleet with the resumption of long-haul scheduled flights.
In particular, according to the financial strategy proposed by the UIA management, in 2022 the air carrier expects an increase in passenger traffic by 34% compared to the result of 2021 - up to 4.3 million passengers. At the same time, the number of flights should increase to 30% and amount to more than 37 thousand flights per year.
The airline's management emphasizes the dynamic increase in the volume of regular passenger traffic in 2022, respectively, setting a reduction in charter programs - to -34%. As for cargo and mail, next year it is also planned to increase the dynamics of traffic by about 36% compared to 2021.
"The budget stipulates that 2022 will be the year of UIA fleet expansion after the forced reduction in 2020-2021 and the return of long-haul Boeing-777 aircraft. The Supervisory Board confirmed the restart of long-haul flights to New York, Toronto, Delhi. We are also preparing to resume the hub at Boryspil Airport with three waves of flight. In general, the restart of the UIA network should be 60% of the pre-crisis 2019, "said CEO Yevhenii Dykhne.