Ukraine’s eighteen year old flag carrier Aerosvit entered into bankruptcy on the 3rd of January, continuing the list of European large airline bankruptcies, and becoming the first airline to declare bankruptcy in 2013.
AeroSvit operates as a Closed Joint Stock Company and is owned by the Privat Group – which also owns Dniproavia and Donbassaero. The owner of the Privat Group is Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who also owned Cimber Sterling as well as Skyways Express.
English: Aerosvit Boeing 767 UR-VVT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Subsequent to the bankruptcy activities, the other major Ukrainian airline Ukrainian International Airlines will take over a number of Aerosvit routes from the start of the 2013 IATA Summer season. (31st March 2013)
The routes out of Kiev, that are due to be taken over are as below.
Several of the above route transfers had already been announced late last year. It is as yet not clear whether Aerosvit will transfer any of its aircraft to UIA.