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AeroSvit, UIA sign code sharing agreement

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Dec. 5, 2011, 1:45 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine
AeroSvit and Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, both based in Kyiv) have signed a code sharing agreement for several routes. AeroSvit Director General Assistant for Public Relations, Serhiy Kutsy, told Interfax-Ukraine that the airlines will cooperate on the Kyiv-Tel Aviv, Kyiv-London, Kyiv-Almaty, Kyiv-Astana and Kyiv-Donetsk routes.

The press secretary of UIA, Yevhenia Satska, told Interfax-Ukraine that UIA will acts as a carrier on the Kyiv-London route, while AeroSvit will be a marketing partner, while AeroSvit will fly on the Kyiv-Almaty and Kyiv-Astana routes, while UIA will be a marketing partner for the routes.

"This is the same code sharing agreement as with other UIA partners. The agreement will allow the companies to increase transit flows through the Boryspil international airport and improve the quality of products for passengers," Satska said.

"This is only commercial cooperation under standards code sharing agreements, such as AeroSvit have signed for the winter navigation period, widely expanding the list of new partners. Thanks to code sharing, the airlines are planning to increase the efficiency of joint flights thanks to growth of passenger transit though the adjustment of the schedule and creation of additional connections at the Boryspil airport," Kutsy said.

The agreement took effect on Dec. 1, 2011.

UIA also signed a code sharing agreement with Dnipravia airline for the Kyiv-Lviv, Kyiv-Simferopol, Kyiv-Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv-Dnipropetrovsk and Kyiv-Odesa routes.
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