AeroSvit-Ukrainian Airlines orders Seven Boeing 737s

Travel News Asia Friday, 3 August 2007

AeroSvit-Ukrainian Airlines is ordering up to 14 Boeing 737-800 airplanes. The Kiev-based carrier signed an order for seven 737s valued at US$523 million at list prices, and secured purchase rights for another seven.

AeroSvit will equip the airplanes with fuel-saving Blended Winglets. This order marks AeroSvit's first direct purchase from Boeing since the carrier was founded in 1994. The airline will gradually replace its fleet of 13 737 Classic airplanes with the Next-Generation 737s.

"This order is significant for Ukrainian aviation. It demonstrates dedicated execution of our replacement strategy and is an indicator of Ukraine's current economic development and progress as an important player in international business and tourism," said Aron Mayberg, director general of AeroSvit. "Boeing demonstrated in-depth knowledge of our business and, with the Next-Generation 737, presented a compelling solution to our future needs. We look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation."

AeroSvit operates three Boeing 767s on its long-haul services to destinations including Delhi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto and New York.

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