Ukraine flag carrier airline UIA continues its spectacular growth carrying 21% more passengers in the period from January to August 2008 than in the same period in 2007. August has proven to be another record braking month for UIA carrying 200,000 passengers on 1,900 flights to 32 destinations. The passenger load factor across the whole fleet of 17 aircraft rose by 9.7% from 68.8% in August 2007 to a record of 78.5% in 2008.
Deputy President of UIA Richard Creagh said. “Our growth in August alone was 14% higher than in the previous year and our passenger total for the year to date is already well over a million passengers. This is nothing short of extraordinary as many airlines in Europe today are closing routes and mothballing aircraft as the real cost of flying becomes a reality. UIA is now demonstrating the benefits of our low operating cost approach and high utilisation factor. Our new freighter is also proving its worth carrying 30 tons more cargo and mail that in previous months”.
Source: Ukraine International Airlines
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