On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 Ukraine International enhanced its fleet with 2nd medium-haul Embraer -195. The plane received the registration number UR-EMF and became the 7th aircraft of the Embraer brand in the UIA fleet.
The aircraft accommodates 116 passengers in a two-class cabin configuration, i.e. Business & Economy Class. Therefore, passengers will be able to enjoy the benefits of a Premium Economy Class product on the medium and domestic flights. UIA expects to operate the airplane across its medium-haul and domestic route network and is scheduled to operate its first commercial flights from 27th of May.
«The second Embraer -195 aircraft entered to UIA fleet this year. Meantime the results of two months operation of the first Embraer-195 which had been entered to UIA fleet in the middle of March confirmed the operating efficiency of this type of aircraft on UIA short-haul and domestic routes, – noted Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director. – Unfortunately, the delay in delivery of three Boeing-737 MAX aircraft due to reasons beyond of the airline’s control forced us to revise and optimize the schedule – some flights were cancelled, the frequency on a number of routes decreased. Delivery of the next aircraft will allow the airline to keep the stated schedule and provide punctual and convenient flights for our passengers».