Ukraine international airlines will stop flight operations from Kiev to Krakow and suspend all flights from Kiev to Bangkok.
As reported in the press service of the company, schedule changes associated with the implementation of programmes to reduce losses.
In particular, the flight Kiev-Krakow will be abolished from January 14, 2020.
On the Kiev-Bangkok MAU from 16 November 2019 will reduce the frequency of flights to three times a week, and then suspend their execution for the season of summer navigation flight 2020, which will begin March 29, 2020 and will last until October 25, 2020.
Passengers, which will affect changes in the schedule, the UIA promised to change the itinerary subject to availability or refund the cost of the ticket if the route change is not possible or the passenger refuses the offered alternative flight.
“For quality and prompt processing of applications by the company, the passenger must seek help as soon as it learns about changes in the performance of its flight. Refund for unused ticket (its part) is carried out at the place of purchase and the payment currency”, – reported in MAU.
As earlier reported, UIA because of the loss closed the flights to the Kazakh city of Almaty and Nur-Sultan. The airline also announced major change in the flight program from November 16, 2019, which includes the suspension of flights from Kiev to Beijing, Riga, Minsk, Amman and the reduction of flight frequency on several domestic and international medium-haul.
We will remind, airline “International airlines of Ukraine”has finished in 2018 with a net loss of 2.7 billion UAH, which is 8.9 times higher than that in 2017.
The UIA was founded in 1992. According to the information disclosure system NSSMC and state register of legal entities and physical persons-entrepreneurs, 100%, directly or indirectly, controls Cyprus “Otobet of Promoting limited”, binaryfinary which were not disclosed. One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the airline is the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, who, according to him, owns 25% of the company.
Earlier, the management of UIA has repeatedly demanded government compensation of losses, explaining their need of the overflight of the airspace of Eastern Ukraine, Crimea and Russia, high excise taxes on aviation fuel and inflated rates for air navigation services.
Co-owner of MAU Aron Mayberg said that over the last 5 years the airline has overpaid $216 million because of the need for the flight over Eastern Ukraine, Crimea and Russia.
The debt of the airline “Ukraine International airlines” (UIA) in front of the state enterprise “international airport “Boryspil” is about 300 million UAH. In addition, the airline has a debt to the state, which is contesting in court.
UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights a week. The base airport is the international airport “Borispol” (KBP).