UIA to launch paid Internet access service via Wi-Fi on board of Boeing 777-200 planes in 2018
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) seeks to launch the paid Internet access service via Wi-Fi on board of long-haul Boeing 777-200ER planes which will be delivered by June 2018.
An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported that UIA President Yuriy Miroshnykov gave the information at a press conference devoted to the 25th anniversary of the airline in Kyiv last week.
He said that four Boeing 777-200ER planes will be supplied by June 2018. The first plan will have Wi-Fi network in February. The planes will service flights to New York, Beijing, Bangkok and other long-haul destinations of the UIA chain.
UIA will offer three Internet access packages: the first one with 20 megabytes for $7, the second with 5 megabytes for $15 and the third with 100 megabytes for $23.
UIA, the leading Ukrainian air carrier, was founded in 1992. It connects Ukraine with more than 80 capitals and key cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Middle East and CIS countries, and also provides connections with the routes of partner airlines to more than 3,000 cities of the world.
UIA performs more than 1,100 regular flights a week. The fleet consists of 40 airplanes of different modifications, including 25 medium-range Boeing-737 NG aircraft. The basic airport is Boryspil International Airport (KBP).
One of the ultimate beneficiaries of the company is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky.