UIA’s second flight to North America, after New York, landed Wednesday afternoon at Toronto Pearson, Canada’s busiest airport.
UIA’s second flight to North America, after New York, landed Wednesday afternoon at Toronto Pearson, Canada’s busiest airport. The wide body Boeing 767-300ER was 85% full, carrying 224 passengers. After the 10 hour 15 minute flight, passengers were met by Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, and by Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, Andriy Shevchenko. On the inaugural flight was UIA’s president Yuri Miroshnikov. Before boarding, he told reporters at Kyiv Boryspil that UIA’s air traffic during the first quarter was up 16%, compared to the same period last year. With a third Boeing 777-200 ER jet joining the UIA fleet this week, UIA now has six long haul destinations: Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Delhi, New York and Toronto.