Kyiv counts on Airbus to foil Kolomoisky's Boeing fleet

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets with tycoon Igor Kolomoisky (R) in Kiev on 10 September 2019.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets with tycoon Igor Kolomoisky (R) in Kiev on 10 September 2019. © Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters
The Ukrainian president has unveiled plans to create the first public airline in Ukraine since 2004, which will have 22 Airbus aircraft. However, in doing so he is stepping on the toes of oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, who commands Ukraine International Airlines' 26-aircraft fleet. [...] (767 words)
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