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Ukraine International to suspend flights to Poland

Ukraine International Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-100STD UR-EMA (msn 19000494) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 951889.

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced a review of its plans to resume flights to Poland from June 18, 2021. The reason for this decision was the situation that arose due to the need to fly over the territory of Belarus and the subsequent redistribution of passenger traffic observed by the UIA in this direction.

UIA will carefully analyze the market for both point-to-point passengers traveling from / to Poland and transfer passengers traveling with a change in Poland or Ukraine. If the demand for the UIA network is restored, the flights will be resumed.

Top Copyright Photo: Ukraine International Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-100STD UR-EMA (msn 19000494) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 951889.

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Ukraine International to restart operations on March 1

Ukraine International Airlines has made this announcement:

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced that it will start gradually rebuilding its network on March 1, 2021. In particular, it restores a number of flights that were canceled due to quarantine restrictions and increases the number of frequencies on the most popular destinations.

In particular, from the beginning of March 2021, the airline resumes flights from Kyiv to Geneva and Prague.

Flights from Kyiv to Larnaca, Vilnius, Barcelona and Chisinau will be operated at the end of March.

Flights between Odesa and Istanbul will also be restored.

The increase in frequencies will take place between Kyiv and Dubai (up to 6 flights per week). Starting from May 2021, the frequency will increase between Ukraine and Istanbul (up to 21 frequencies per week).

Additionally, UIA will operate flights on the following routes:

  • Kyiv (KBP) – Delhi (DEL) – Kyiv (KBP) – 25.02, 05.03, 13.03, 18.03
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Tashkent (TAS) – Kyiv (KBP) – 28.02, 10.03, 21.03, 31.03, return flight the next day.

In March, the airline will increase the frequency of flights to daily (7 times a week) on the following routes:

  • Kyiv (KBP) – Amsterdam (AMS) – Kyiv (KBP)
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Paris (CDG) – Kyiv (KBP)
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Milan (MXP) – Kyiv (KBP)
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Tbilisi (TBS) – Kyiv (KBP)
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Yerevan (EVN) – Kyiv (KBP)
  • Kyiv (KBP) – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Kyiv (KBP) – (11 frequencies with the beginning of summer navigation. Starting from May, 14 flights per week).

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Ukraine International cancels two routes to Israel

Effective November 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced the cancellation of flights between Lviv and Israel until the end of winter schedule and between Kharkiv and Israel until December 5, 2020. These changes take place due to continuation of quarantine restrictions introduced by the Government of Israel in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other flights between Ukraine and Israel will remain unchanged during the winter navigation:

  • Kyiv (KBP) –Tel Aviv (TLV) – Kyiv (KBP) – 8 frequencies per week
  • Odesa (ODS) – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Odesa (ODS) – 2 frequencies per week
  • Dnipro (DNK) – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Dnipro (DNK) – 1 frequency per week
  • Kharkiv (HRK) – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Kharkiv (HRK) – 1 frequency starting from 06.12.20

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Ukraine International to resume New York flights

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has updated its plans and schedule for non-stop wide-body flights between Kyiv & New York. UIA is planning to resume flights as the Spring season takes hold in both cities. Plans include flights in time for the Easter holidays in 2021.

Numerous factors have to be considered when planning these flights, and the determination is a fluid matter, understanding the worldwide corona pandemic, governmental decisions regarding the opening of borders and the general economic situation around the world.

Understanding that many factors are beyond the control of UIA, and that the planning of long-haul flights is determined months of advance, UIA will make the determination on the number of nonstop flights and the final schedule later this year.

UIA will closely monitor the economic recovery in the US and Ukraine as well as the global responses to the CoVid pandemic by the governments of these countries and Israel, and other European countries. Additional factors that will be given consideration include the political situation in the Caucasus, which has recently led to the cancellation of UIA flights to Yerevan, Baku and Tbilisi, connecting flights important to the success of New York – Kyiv route. The combination of these many factors, will impact how UIA will move forward for these flights.

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Ukraine International adds more international flights

Ukraine International Airlines has made this announcement:

Effective October 1, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is adding more international routes and better connections throughout its route network. One of the immediate benefits is the convenient connections from key international cities to Ukraine and to Europe and the Middle East. These new schedule additions have been made with the full realization of the current Pandemic impacting travel throughout the world and Ukraine’s recent restrictions on welcoming foreign travelers. Travelers will see more flight choices in October, with the limited schedule being operated remaining virtually unchanged until October,24. The new schedule reflects the government of Ukraine lifting restrictions for foreign visitor arrivals at the end of September. UIA passengers will now have the opportunity to have easy seamless one-stop connections from throughout Europe and The Middle East to important destinations throughout the UIA route network.


  • Kyiv – Brussels (BRU) – Kyiv
  • Kyiv – Dusseldorf (DUS) – Kyiv
  • Kyiv – London (LGW) – Kyiv
  • Kyiv – Prague (PRG) – Kyiv
  • Kyiv – Baku (GYD) – Kyiv


From Amsterdam (AMS), London (LGW), Paris (CDG), Brussels (BRU), Milan (MXP), Dusseldorf (DUS) Munich (MUC), Prague (PRG) to:

  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Cairo (CAI)
  • Baku (GYD)
  • Yerevan (EVN)
  • Istanbul (IST)
  • Tel Aviv (TLV)

From Dubai (DXB), Cairo (CAI), Baku (GYD), Yerevan (EVN) to:

  • Amsterdam (AMS)
  • London (LGW)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Dusseldorf (DUS)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Tel Aviv (TLV)
  • Istanbul (IST)

From Tel Aviv and Istanbul to:

  • Amsterdam (AMS)
  • London (LGW)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Dusseldorf (DUS)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Yerevan (EVN)
  • Baku (GYD)


From Amsterdam (AMS), London (LGW), Paris (CDG), Brussels (BRU), Milan (MXP), Düsseldorf (DUS) Munich (MUC), Prague (PRG), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Istanbul (IST) to:

  • Kharkiv (HRK)
  • Lviv (LWO)
  • Kherson (KHE)
  • Odesa (ODS)
  • Dnipro (DNK)

From Dubai (DXB), Cairo (CAI), Baku (GYD) and Yerevan (EVN) to:

  • Kharkiv (HRK)
  • Lviv (LWO)
  • Odesa (ODS)
  • Dnipro (DNK)

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Ukraine International Airlines will operate a limited schedule

Ukraine International Airlines has suspended most operations until at least April 3, 2020.

The airline issued this statement:

Exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 strongly affect aviation. The airlines must quickly react to and strictly comply with decisions and regulations of the authorities of their origin and destination countries that are imposed at a very short notice.

Due to numerous restrictions, like any other international carrier, Ukraine International is forced to adjust its flight schedule. Meantime, the airline will make every effort to help passengers reach their homes and resume operations as usual as soon as the restrictions are lifted (on April 3, 2020, – to be confirmed).

In the coming days, we will operate as much as possible according to our schedule. Most flights will be operated in full economy cabin configuration to increase the aircraft capacity.
If a country bans Ukrainains from entry, but flights are allowed, we will do our utmost to organize their departure to Ukraine.

Entry and exit restrictions may be imposed and lifted within short timeframe. Therefore, we strongly advise everyone to inform themselves about the situation in the IATA Travel Centre.
Recently, the number of reticketing inquiries has increased exponentially. Our staff works 24/7 to process every request, find the best solution to each individual case, and provide feedback to every passenger ASAP.

We apologize if you failed to quickly reach us. Our communication channels are overloaded over the period of force-majeure.

First off, we aim at helping passengers who planned to or, responding to restriction measures, will fly with Ukraine International within the next 48 (72) hours.

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Iran now admits it shot down UIA flight 752 by mistake

Iran now admits it accidentally shot down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752.

Read the full story from The Guardian.

UIA previously made this short statement:

UIA expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the air crash and will do everything possible to support the relatives of the victims.

CBS: U.S. intelligence reports U.S. satellites detected two surface-to-air missiles were fired before the UIA 737-800 exploded

From CBS News:

“U.S. intelligence picked up signals of a radar being turned on, sources told CBS News. U.S. satellites also detected two surface-to-air missile launches, which happened shortly before the plane exploded.”

From CNN:

“The US increasingly believes that Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner on Tuesday, according to multiple US officials. The working theory is based on continuing analysis of data from satellites, radar and electronic data collected routinely by US military and intelligence.

The flight was downed following Iranian strikes on US forces in Iraq.

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization head, Ali Abedzadeh, said it would not hand the flight data recorders to Boeing or the United States after they were found on Wednesday.”

From New York Times: New video of possible missile striking the doomed airliner.

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Reuters: Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down

Crashed January 8, 2020 on takeoff on flight PS752 from IKA to KBP,  176 killed

From Reuters:

“The initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies is that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran on Wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a Canadian security source.

The source, who declined to be identified, said the agencies believed the Boeing (BA.N) 737 plane had suffered a technical malfunction. The Ukraine International Airline jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.”

Read the full report.

Also from Reuters:

“A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial report by Iranian investigators.”

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A counter report that investigators are considering the possibility that a missile brought down the aircraft.

Read the full report.

Ukraine International Airlines issued this second statement:

The day of January 8, 2020, is marked with black for the time being.

Despite the airline’s employees have repeatedly undergone special training, we could never grow emotionally and psychologically strong enough to face up to such a tragedy.

Today, all our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and crew of PS752 Tehran – Kyiv flight.

We express profound sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. We share your pain, we mourn together with you, and we remember everyone whose life was taken away in the sky of Iran.

We’ll make every effort to find out the cause of the tragedy and the families of the passengers and crew get all the help and support they need.

The airline has also suspended flights to and from Tehran:

Due to the situation in the region, UIA announces the suspension of its scheduled flights between Kyiv and Tehran, effective 08 January, 2020, until further notice.

The decision made by the management of the UIA and confirmed as a prohibition issued by State Aviation Administration of Ukraine for flights in Iran’s airspace for all Ukrainian registration aircraft.

Passengers will be rerouted, where possible, or offered a refund for unused flights. Passengers are advised to contact the place of ticket purchase.

Information on the crew:

With due allowance for the complexity and duration of the flight, the UR-PSR aircraft’s crew was augmented.

Flight crew comprised three pilots:

  • Captain Volodymyr Gaponenko (11600 hours on Boeing 737aircraft including 5500 hours as captain);
  • Instructor pilot Oleksiy Naumkin (12000 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft including 6600 hours as captain);
  • First officer Serhii Khomenko (7600 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft).

“Tehran airport is anything but a simple one. Therefore, for several years UIA has been using this airport to conduct training on Boeing 737 aircraft aimed at evaluating pilots’ proficiency and ability to act in emergency cases, – noted Ihor Sosnovsky, UIA Vice President Operations. – According to our records, the aircraft ascended as high as 2400 meters. Given the crew’s experience, error probability is minimal. We do not even consider such a chance.”

Cabin crew comprised six flight attendants:

  • Ihor Matkov, chief flight attendant;
  • Kateryna Statnik;
  • Mariia Mykytiuk;
  • Valeriia Ovcharuk;
  • Yuliia Solohub;
  • Denys Lykhno.

UIA condoles deeply to families and friends of the passengers and the crew.

The airline introduced Emergency Response Plan.

Passenger List:

Last updated on January 8, 2020 at 14:00

Surname, Name, Year of Birth

Abaspourqadi Mohamm 1986
Abbasnezhad Mojtaba 1993
Abtahiforoushani Seyedmehran 1982
Aghabali Iman 1991
Agha Miri Maryam 1973
Ahmadi Motahereh 2011
Ahmadi Muh Sen 2014
Ahmadi Rahmtin 2010
Ahmadi Sekinhe 1989
Ahmady Mitra 1973
Amirliravi Mahsa 1989
Arasteh Fareed 1987
Arbabbahrami Arshia 2000
Arsalani Evin 1990
Asadilari Mohammadhossein 1996
Asadilari Zeynab 1998
Ashrafi Habibabadi Amir 1991
Attar Mahmood 1950
Azadian Roja 1977
Azhdari Ghanimat 1983
Badiei Ardestani Mehraban 2001
Bashiri Samira 1990
Beiruti Mohammad Amin 1990
Borghei Negar 1989
Choupannejad Shekoufeh 1963
Dadashnejad Delaram 1993
Daneshmand Mojgan 1976
Dhirani Asgar 1945
Djavadi Asll Hamidreza 1967
Djavadi Asll Kian 2002
Ebnoddin Hamidi Ardalan 1971
Ebnoddin Hamidi Kamyar 2004
Ebrahim Niloufar 1985
Ebrahimi Khoei Behnaz 1974
Eghbali Bazoft Shahrokh 1960
Eghbali Bazoft Shahzad 2011
Eghbalian Parisa 1977
Elyasi Mohammad Mahdi 1991
Emami Sayedmahdi 1959
Emami Sophie 2014
Eshaghian Dorcheh Mehdi 1995
Esmaeilion Reera 2010
Esnaashary Esfahani Mansour 1990
Faghihi Sharieh 1961
Falsafi Faezeh 1973
Falsafi Faraz 1988
Farzaneh Aida 1986
Feghahati Shakiba 1980
Foroutan Marzieh 1982
Ghaderpanah Iman 1985
Ghaderpanah Parinaz 1986
Ghafouri Azar Siavash 1984
Ghandchi Daniel 2011
Ghandchi Dorsa 2003
Ghasemi Ariani Milad 1987
Ghasemi Dastjerdi Fatemeh 1994
Ghasemi Amirhossein 1987
Ghasemi Kiana 2000
Ghavi Mandieh 1999
Ghavi Masoumeh 1989
Gholami Farideh 1981
Ghorbani Bahabadi A 1998
Golbabapour Suzan 1970
Gorji Pouneh 1994
Haghjoo Saharnaz 1982
Hajesfandiari Bahareh 1978
Hajiaghavand Sadaf 1992
Hajighassemi Mandieh 1981
Hamzeei Sara 1986
Hasani/sadi Zahra 1994
Hashemi Shanrzad 1974
Hassannezhad Parsa 2003
Hatefi Mostaghim Sahan 1987
Hayatdavoudi Hadis 1992
Jadidi Elsa 2011
Jadidi Pedran 1991
Jamshidi Shadi 1988
Jebelli Mohammaddam 1990
Kadkhoda Zaden Mohammaddam 1979
Kadkhodazaden Kasha 1990
Karamimoghadam Bahareh 1986
Katebi Rahimen 1999
Kaveh Azaden 1979
Kazerani Fatemeh 1987
Khadem Forough 1981
Kobiuk Olga 1958
Lindberg Emil 2012
Lindberg Erik 2010
Lindberg Raheleh 1982
Lindberg Mikael 1979
Madani Firouzeh 1965
Maghsoudlouestarabadi Siavash 1976
Maghsoudlouesterabadi Paria 2004
Mahmoodi Fatemeh 1989
Malakhova Olena 1981
Malek Maryam 1979
Maleki Dizaje Fereshteh 1972
Mamani Sara 1983
Mianji Mohammadjavad 1992
Moeini Mohammad 1984
Moghaddam Rosstin 2010
Mohammadi Mehdi 1999
Molani Hiva 1981
Molani Kurdia 2018
Moradi Amir 1998
Morattab Arvin 1984
Moshrefrazavimoghaddam Soheila 1964
Mousavi Daria 2005
Mousavi Dorina 2010
Mousavibafrooei Pedram 1972
Nabiyi Elnaz 1989
Naderi Farzahen 1981
Naghibi Zahra 1975
Naghib Lahouti Mehr 1987
Nahavandi Milad 1985
Niazi Arnica 2011
Niazi Arsan 2008
Niknam Farhad 1975
Norouzi Alireza 2008
Nourian Ghazal 1993
Oladi Alma 1992
Omidbakhsh Roja 1996
Ovaysi Amir Hossein 1978
Ovaysi Asal 2013
Pasavand Fatemeh 2002
Pey Alireza 1972
Pourghaderi Ayeshe 1983
Pourjam Mansour 1966
Pourshabanoshibi Naser 1966
Pourzarabi Arash 1993
Raana Shahab 1983
Rahimi Jiwan 2016
Rahimi Razgar 1981
Rahmanifar Nasim 1994
Razzaghi Khamsi Ni 1974
Rezai Mahdi 2000
Rezae Hossain 1999
Saadat Saba 1998
Saadat Sara 1996
Saadat Zeinolabedin 1990
Saati Kasra 1972
Sadeghi Alvand 1990
Sadeghi Anisa 2009
Sadeghi Mirmohammad 1976
Sadeghi Sahand 1980
Sadighi Neda 1969
Sadr Niloufar 1958
Sadr Seyednoojan 2008
Saeedinia Amirhosse 1994
Safarpoorkoloor Pe 1999
Saket Mohammadhosse 1986
Salahi Moh 1988
Saleheh Mohammad 1987
Saraeian Sajedeh 1993
Setareh Kokab Hamid 1988
Shadkhoo Sheyda 1978
Shaterpour Khiaban 1988
Soltani Paniz 1991
Tahmasebi Khademasa 1984
Tajik Mahdi 1999
Tajik Shahram 1998
Tarbhai Afifa 1964
Tarbha Alina 1988
Toghian Darya 1997
Zarei Arad 2002
Zibaie Maya 2004
Zokaei Sam 1977


Top Copyright Photo: Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8KV WL UR-PSR (msn 38124) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 948741.

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Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 crashes on takeoff at Tehran

Crashed January 8, 2020 on takeoff on flight PS752 from IKA to KBP,  176 killed

Ukraine International Airlines-UIA flight PS 752 from Tehran (Khomeini) to Kiev with Boeing 737-800 (UR-PSR, above) crashed on takeoff today. All on board are feared to be dead.

The airline issued this statement (translated):

Today, on January 8, 2020, the aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines, while operating PS752 flight Tehran – Kiev, disappeared from the radar, a few minutes after departure from Tehran International Airport.

The aircraft departed Tehran Airport at 06:10 local Iran time.

According to preliminary data, there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Airlines are currently finding out the exact number of passengers on board.

Passenger lists will be posted on the airline’s website after final confirmation of their stay on board the aircraft.

The airline expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the plane crash and will do everything possible to support the relatives and loved ones of the victims. As of today, UIA has decided to suspend its own flights to Tehran indefinitely.

As of 09:30, UIA has been working closely with the aviation authorities to find out the causes of the aviation incident. In parallel, the airline contacts the relatives of the passengers, providing all possible assistance in the current situation.

The flight was performed on a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, registration number UR-PSR. The aircraft of 2016 production was received directly by the airline from the plant of the concern. The last scheduled maintenance of the aircraft was January 06, 2020.

A thorough investigation will be conducted with the involvement of the aviation authorities of Ukraine, Iran, representatives of the Boeing manufacturer, the airline, as well as the National Bureau of Investigation of Civil Aviation and Incidents with Civilian Aircraft in Ukraine (NBRCA). The airline will inform you of the investigation and the causes of the tragic event as soon as they are identified.

Press Service of Ukraine International Airlines

Top Copyright Photo: Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8KV WL UR-PSR (msn 38124) LGW (Keith Burton). Image: 948733.

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