Ukraine's AeroSvit names new chief

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Ukrainian carrier AeroSvit has named Yuri Yemelyanov as its new general director, to succeed Alexander Avdeyev.

Over the past two years, Yemelyanov has headed Kiev-based ground services specialist AeroHandling. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Ukraine International Airlines and Donbassaero.

A spokesman for the carrier says the advisory board has set Yemelyanov the task of strengthening co-operation within the AeroSvit-led strategic alliance Ukraine Aviation Group.

He adds: "It also expects Yemelyanov to optimise airline management and improve flight regularity and customer service quality."