UIA opens a new class of service on medium-haul flights

Airline “International airlines of Ukraine” from December 1 introduces a new class of service — premium economy on medium-haul flights. Before this class is offered only on long-haul routes. About it reports a press-service MAU.

The new tariff offers tickets with a full range of services, Luggage, food and seat selection in the salon. At this rate it will be possible to carry two suitcases (23 kg each), one piece of hand Luggage (up to 7 kg and dimensions than 55x40x20 cm) and an extra piece of hand baggage (up to 5 kg and dimensions 40х30х10 cm).

Also, the price of the ticket includes food: the passenger will be free to replace it with a special menu — vegetarian, kosher, children’s, with no content of pork, seafood, or Indian set — not later than 36 hours before departure. Also, passengers are offered soft drinks (tea, coffee, juice) and alcoholic beverages (wine and beer).

This also makes it easier check. Travelling in premium economy class will be able to: check in at the airport in counters, business class 2 hours prior to departure — no fee for granting a boarding pass; free to choose a comfortable place online at the time of booking or 14 days before departure, using the manage my booking on the UIA website.

Passengers are also offered priority boarding.

Another advantage of these fares is their flexibility and minimal constraints, which allows passengers free to change the date and time of departure and also make a refund in full.

Tickets can be purchased on the official website of MAU, in the box office and Agency network.

“The growing popularity of premium economy class has become a global aviation trend in 2018. A large number of tickets in this class began to offer carriers from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America — said the Director of communications Eugene Satskaya.

MAU sees this “as a good alternative for those who do not have the ability to purchase a ticket of the business class, but aspires to a certain level of comfort on long routes, while the UIA has decided to offer this possibility also to passengers on medium-haul flights”.

At the same time, from January 15, MAU promised to tighten the rules on hand baggage. The new allowance will depend on the base fare and/or service class in which the ticket was purchased. For hand Luggage in excess of will have to pay 15 euros.

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Airline “International airlines of Ukraine” was founded in 1992. 100% of shares are in private ownership. The airline connects Ukraine with more than 50 cities and key locations in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, Middle East and CIS countries and provides connections with routes of partner airlines in more than 3 thousand cities in the world. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights a week. Today, the Park UIA has 42 aircraft of various modifications, including 30 medium-haul Boeing 737 NG with an average age of 8.7 years. The average age of the fleet MAU is 10.5 years. The base airport is the international airport “Borispol” (KBP).

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