UIA introduces Premium Economy Class on its medium haul flights ·

UIA introduces Premium Economy Class on its medium haul flights

Effective 01 December Ukraine International Airlines is introducing Premium Economy Class fare family on its medium haul flights. Tickets are available on the official UIA’s website, ticket offices and agents’ network.

Until now Premium Economy class was available only on UIA’s long haul flights. The fare family is designed for those passengers who are interested in purchasing an all inclusive package: the flight itself, checked baggage, onboard meals, preferred seat choice. Premium Economy product also permits two checked bags weighing up to 23 kg each as well as one hand baggage item weighing up to 7 kg with size of no more than 55x40x20 cm and one personal item weighing up to 5 kg and with size of no more than 40х30х10 cm.

Meals are also included in ticket price. A passenger can replace it for free with a special set – Vegetarian, Kosher, no-pork or Indian menu no later than 36 hours prior to departure.  Premium Economy passengers are offered soft beverages – tea, coffee, juice – and alcoholic drinks – wine and beer.

In addition those who travel in Premium Economy Class can check for the flight at the airport counter free of charge 2 hours prior to departure or select a preferred seat online while booking or 14 days prior to departure using Manage My Booking Tool on UIA’s website. They also enjoy priority boarding. One more advantage of these fares is their flexibility, which means minimum restrictions for flight time and date changes as well as full refund without penalties.

“Premium Economy popularity boom became a global aviation trend in 2018. Carriers from Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America offer more and more tickets in this class. – Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director says. – Nowadays airlines regard it as a good alternative for those who do not have opportunity to purchase tickets in Business Class but look toward certain comfort level on long routes while UIA offers such opportunity also for its passengers on medium haul flights”.

Ukraine International (UIA) was founded in 1992. UIA is a 100% privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with over 50 capitals and key cities of Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East, and CIS countries and provides connections with its international partners’ flights to over 3,000 other destinations worldwide. Currently, UIA operates 42 aircraft including 30 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 8.7 years. UIA fleet’s average age amounts to 10.5 years. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights per week. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com

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