Aerosvit Airlines


Aerosvit Airlines

Infobox Airline
airline = Aerosvit - Ukrainian Airlines



logo_size = 300px
fleet_size = 18 (+17 orders, 9 options)
destinations = 60
IATA = VV
ICAO = AEW
callsign = AEROSVIT
parent =
company_slogan =
founded = 25 March 1994
headquarters = Kyiv, Ukraine
key_people = Aron Mayberg (General Director)
hubs = Boryspil International Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer = Meridian Club
lounge =
alliance =
subsidiaries =
website = http://www.aerosvit.com/

CJSC "Aircompany "Aerosvit" ( _uk. ЗАТ «авіакомпанія «Аеросвіт», which means "sky world"), operating as Aerosvit-Ukrainian Airlines ( _uk. АероСвіт-Українські авіаланії, "AeroSvit-Ukrayinski avialinii") is an airline based in Kiev, Ukraine. It is the largest Ukrainian carrier, operating scheduled domestic services to 11 cities and international services directly or by codeshare to 20 destinations in Europe. It also has long-haul international services to China, India, Thailand, Canada and the USA as well as charter services. Its main base is Boryspil Airport, Kiev.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 50 | date= 2007-03-27]

History

The airline was established on March 25, 1994, and started operations in April 1994 with flights from Kiev to Tel Aviv, Odessa, Thessaloniki, Athens and Larnaca in co-operation with Air Ukraine. In October 1994, it started to dry-lease Boeing 737-200 aircraft as the network expanded to include flights to Moscow. It was the first European passenger airline to use Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.

Aerosvit Airlines is owned by State Property Fund of Ukraine (22%), Aerotur-Agency for Air Communications and Tourism (40%) and Gilward Investments (Netherlands) (38%). It has 1,447 employees as of March 2007).

Service

Aerosvit aircraft comprise two-class cabins - business and economy - on all of its international flights.

Business class passengers are, in most cases, provided with a menu, in which they have three to four options of order for every dish - a main course, a secondary dish, a desert and a drink). Economy class passengers have two options of meals. Aerosvit, unlike many other airlines, still serves meals without special purchase. On long-haul flights, general meals are offered twice, with a snack between them. The company also offers all passengers special food orders (fees may apply) 24 hours prior to the flight.On long-haul routes, business-class passengers are offered a personal audio/video menu.There is also an on-board duty-free shop on all international flights.

Destinations

Code-share agreements

Aerosvit hs code-share agreements with the following airlines.

*Air Baltic
*S7 Airlines
*Austrian
*Belavia
*Czech Airlines
*EgyptAir
*EL AL
*FlyLAL
*Indian Airlines
*LOT
*Malév
*Olympic Airlines
*Pakistan International Airlines
*Thai Airways International

Fleet

The Aerosvit Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 4 September 2008)cite web
url = http://aerosvit.ca/eng/park/
title = Our Fleet
author = AeroSvit
year = 2007
accessdate = 2007-01-07
publisher = AeroSvit
] [ [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=VV&al_op=1 CH-Aviation - Airline News, Fleet Lists & More ] ] :



Incidents and accidents

In December 1997, Aerosvit Flight 241 crashed near Thessaloniki, killing all 70 people on board.cite web
url = http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19971217-0
title = ASN Aircraft accident description Yakovlev 42 UR-42334 - Thessaloniki
author = Aviation Safety Network
year = 1997
accessdate = 2007-01-07
publisher = ASN
]

External links

* [http://www.aerosvit.com/ Aerosvit Airlines]

References


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