Ukraine International Airlines plans to boost capacity 35% next year as part of a strategy to gain a larger presence in its home market. "With more foreign carriers coming to the Ukraine, we have to react," President Yuri Miroshnikov told ATWOnline in Kiev. The fleet will increase from nine 737 Classics to 12 with the addition from next spring of two 737-500s and one 737-400, and will rise to 20 by 2009. UIA has seen passenger traffic grow at an average annual rate of 25% since 2001 and ...

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