Ukraine International Airlines is the flag carrier of Ukraine, and the largest airline in the country. It was established in 1992 and is now a 100% privately owned company. It is a modern networked airline, with domestic and international operations connecting Ukraine to important destinations all over the world.
The airline considers safety an utmost priority, and is not just a member of IATA, but has also earned the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. It is also recognized for its efficiency in charter operations.
It has repeatedly won awards such as the Best Ukrainian Airline and Best Ukrainian Air Carrier by the Ukrainian Tourist Agencies Survey and Ukrainian Journalists Association.
The carrier flies to destinations in Europe, USA, the CIS, Asia and the Middle East. Passengers in the Middle East may make Ukraine Airlines online bookings to and from Dubai, to connect to destinations all over the world.
The fleet consists mainly of the medium-haul Boeing 737 aircraft, a few medium-haul Embraer-190 and limited number of long-haul Boeing 767.
Passengers could use their Ukraine Airlines PNR status to track and confirm their bookings a few hours before their flight. Passengers are generally expected to check into FlyUIA flights at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time, but it is to be noted that in Dubai the check in begins 3 hours before and closes an hour before the flight departure. You could also opt to check-in long before you reach the airport, using the Ukraine Airlines online check in service.
The airline is very considerate of the needs of passengers starting from an organized transit facility at the airport including a shuttle service. On board the aircraft, passengers may take advantage of the Sky Shop for in-flight shopping, as well as special meals for dietary or other reasons. Passengers with special needs would receive all the required assistance from staff, with an advanced intimation to the airline so that they can make the necessary arrangements. Starting December 2013, the airline offers Easy Entry online one-time entry visa service to Dubai in partnership with BUDPORT Company. Customer service can be contacted for more information and clarifications here.
According to the Ukraine Airlines baggage allowance, passengers may check in 1 bag of maximum 23 kg in Economy, 2 pieces of maximum 23 kg each in Premium Economy and 2 pieces of maximum 32 kg each in Business Class. Hand baggage of 7 kg is allowed in Economy, and 12 kg is allowed in Business Class. The allowances may differ for frequent flyers, and more details can be found here.
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