New Ukrainian airline SkyUp launches

Source : 112 Ukraine

Today, two first SkyUp flights will take off to Egypt’s resort cities
17:25, 21 May 2018

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A new Ukrainian airline was launched, stated Ukraine’s Infrastructure MinisterVolodymyr Omelyan, the Ministry’s press office reports.

“Today, two first SkyUp flights will take off to Egypt’s resort cities. Though I remind, that the airline company plans not only to perform international charters but also to establish regular Ukrainian and international directions,” he said.

The Minister wished a successful start to the new airline company.

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As it was reported earlier, the brand-new SkyUp airlines started working in April of 2018. The airline plans not only to perform international charters but also to establish regular domestic and international flights.

In 2108, there will be charter flights from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa and other Ukrainian cities in 16 directions.

The representatives of the airline company noted that for today the fleet of the company consists of three Boeing 737-800 NG produced in 2001, 2002 and 2011 for 189 seats. The company intends to extend the fleet to four airplanes in 2018 and plans to make it to six planes till 2019, to eight in 2020, to ten in 2021 and to 12 in 2022.

For now, there is only one national carrier in Ukraine - Ukraine International Airlines.

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SkyUp LLC was registered in Kyiv in June. Yevgen Haynatsky, a prominent aviation expert, who worked in a couple of airlines earlier, headed SkyUp.

ACS-Ukraine became the settler of the new airlines. The owners of ACS-Ukraine, Tetyana Alba and Yuriy Alba, own JoinUp! tour operator.

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