The new Ukrainian low-cost company SkyUp has gotten the certificate that allows it to perform the flights as avianews.com reported.
The company tentatively will begin the flights next week. At the first stage, SkyUp will use two Boeing 737-800 2013 with 189 seats that earlier were used by Malaysia Airlines. Now, these planes are repainted in Bratislava and Istanbul. They have been already issued the Ukrainian registration numbers UR-SQA and UR-SQB. Later Boeing 737-700 with 140 seats will be added to the fleet.
Firstly, SkyUp will perform the charter international flights for Join UP! tour operator as the owners of this company are ultimate beneficiaries of the low coster.
Later the low-cost company will perform the inner flights Kyiv-Odesa and Kharkiv-Odesa within the low-cost conception.
Earlier it was supposed that the company will get the operator certificate in April but it did not happen.
'The offset is connected to the execution of the final procedures on the getting of the airworthiness of the planes and certification checks of the company', Director-General of SkyUP Yevhen Khainatsky explained.
Earlier we reported that the newly created SkyUp air company will begin to operate in April 2018. The charter flights of the Ukrainian air carrier will depart from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa and other Ukrainian cities. The international flights will be departing from Kyiv to Barcelona, Dubai and Larnaka.