A private carrier based in Ukraine, AeroSvit Airlines was established in March 1994 with its hub at Boryspil International Airport. What started off in cooperation with Air Ukraine went on to become one of the largest airlines in the country; serving a vast network 80 international routes across Asia, Europe and North America. However, recently, the airlines had to axe down most of its international flights including those operating within Europe due to financial problems. Passenger carriages between Ukrainian cities continue to operate though. Counted among the youngest airlines in the country, AeroSvit Airlines holds the membership of several global organisations including the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Association of European Airlines (AEA). Moreover, AeroSvit has code-share and interline agreements with over 20 international airlines, which makes it one of the largest service providers of all Ukrainian carriers. In addition to scheduled flights, the airline also provides non-scheduled or charter services worldwide for its customers. AeroSvit Airlines had two subsidiaries namely Dniproavia based in Dnipropetrovsk and Donbassaero headquartered in Donetsk. Both these AeroSvit offshoots ceased operations this year only in January. Presently, this Ukraine-based airline is working on active route network expansion
Destination & Services
Until last year, AeroSvit Airlines was the largest air carrier in Ukraine providing services across three major continents in the world, namely Asia, Europe and North America. Besides several domestic locations, the airlines used to operate on 80 international routes. But after the bankruptcy proceedings in 2013, AeroSvit provides domestic passenger carriages only, other than servicing few other routes outside Ukraine. Long-haul routes covered by AeroSvit include New York, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Goa while the medium-haul ones are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Istanbul and Tashkent. The airline today provides services to 29 countries across the world in addition to regional administrative centres.
AeroSvit Airlines started its operations in 1994 with the acquisition of a Boeing 737-200 aircraft under dry lease. By 1997, the airlines had purchased its first Boeing 737-200 aircraft, but its long-haul operations were not launched until 2002 when a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft was added to the fleet. As of today, the fleet of AeroSvit Airlines consists of 22 aircrafts including Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-500 and Boeing 767-300ERs. However, only four of these aircrafts are presently active. All international flights operated by AeroSvit comprise two classes, Business and Economy.
Awards & Recognition
An esteemed member of various international organisations, AeroSvit Airlines was once recognised as the largest air carrier in Ukraine for providing services across 80 destinations worldwide. It is also amongst the first few airlines in Eastern Europe that successfully conforms to the safety standards laid down by the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).