Air Ukraine was a state-owned airline from Ukraine, serving as flag carrier of the country from 1992 to 2002. Air Ukraine operated scheduled passenger and cargo flights mostly on domestice routes or within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The Dissolution of the Soviet Union during 1990 and 1991 lead to the split-up of former national carrier Aeroflot in 1992, with Air Ukraine being founded out of the Kiev directorate. Soon, other Ukrainian divisions were merged into it to create a national airline.In December 2002, Air Ukraine was declared to be bankrupt. Attempts to relaunch the company by merging it with Aerosvit Airlines or Ukraine International Airlines failed, and the airline license was finally withdrawn in July 2004.