Business news from Ukraine

SKYUP TRANSPORTS ALMOST 59,000 PASSENGERS IN DEC, 82% BY CHARTER FLIGHTS

SkyUp (Kyiv) in December 2020 transported 58,800 passengers, of which 48,200 used charter flights, and 10,600 used regular flights.
According to the company’s press service, in December, 390 flights were performed under the international destination schedule (292 charter flights and 98 regular ones).
The airline also said that last month it completed 71.3% of its flights with 100% punctuality.
In addition, in December SkyUp transported 23 tonnes of cargo by passenger flights and performed seven cargo flights, which transported another 128.9 tonnes of cargo.
SkyUp LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own the JoinUp! tour operator.

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SKYUP LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO CZECH REPUBLIC

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) from April 25, 2021 launches flights on the route Kyiv-Brno (the Czech Republic)-Kyiv.
The press service of the company said the flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The cost of tickets from Kyiv to Brno without luggage starts from UAH 1,016, from Brno to Kyiv from UAH 966.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine decided to recommend to the head of the service to grant SkyUp the right to operate the Kyiv-London (UK) route for regular flights for an unlimited period from January 4, 2021.

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SkyUp launches flights from Kyiv to Memmingen

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) from March 30, 2021 starts the flight program on the Kyiv-Memmingen (Germany)-Kyiv route.

As the press service of the airline reported, the flights will be operated three times a week: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The cost of a ticket without luggage from Kyiv to Memmingen is from UAH 1,963, from Memmingen to Kyiv – from UAH 2,086.

SKYUP AIRLINES PLANS MORE THAN 60 ROUTES TO 21 COUNTRIES

SkyUp (Kyiv) in the summer program of 2021 has planned more than 60 routes to 21 countries, of which 50% are from the regions.
According to the press service of the company, in particular, in addition to flights to France, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria, Armenia, Turkey, Israel and Cyprus the company will fly to Portugal, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Jordan, Sweden, Serbia, the Netherlands and Slovakia.
SkyUp plans to fly from Zaporizhia to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus, from Lviv to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, France and Israel, from Kharkiv to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Cyprus, from Odesa to Georgia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Armenia and the Netherlands.

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SKYUP AIRLINES TO OPERATE NONSCHEDULED FLIGHT BAKU-KYIV

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) on November 30, 2020 will operate a nonscheduled flight on the Baku (Azerbaijan) – Kyiv route.
The company’s press service said on Wednesday, the cost of tickets starts at UAH 9,067.
SkyUp said that according to the latest update of the list of countries in the “red” and “green” zones of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, which was announced by the Health Ministry of Ukraine on November 6, 2020, Azerbaijan remains in the “green” zone.
After entering Ukraine from Azerbaijan, people do not need to self-isolate or take a PCR test. However, passengers need to have an insurance policy, which provides for treatment for COVID-19.

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UKRAINIAN AIRLINE SKYUP SIGNS $624 MLN CONTRACT WITH BOEING ON FIVE 737 MAX PLANES PRODUCTION

The new Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) and Boeing Corporation have signed a contract for the amount of $624 million for production of five Boeing 737 MAX planes for the Ukrainian airline, the airline’s press service has reported. “There were no deals of this scape in the Ukrainian aviation industry in the past 10 years. SkyUp Airlines is a first airline in Ukraine which signed a contract on supply of next generation Boeing 737 MAX planes and paid the first tranche,” the airline said.
The order includes two next generation Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes and three medium-haul Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes. The five planes will be shipped from the plant in Seattle in 2023.
Under the contract, there is an option of ordering five more same planes with the similar delivery terms. Thus, the fleet of SkyUp Airlines would be expanded with 10 newest planes in 2023-2024.
“We are delighted that SkyUp Airlines will have Boeing aircrafts in its fleet. We studied all the modifications of aircraft for six months, compared the performance of competing companies and made calculations for our flight plans. Boeing 737 MAX aircraft replaced Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft and have excellent performance – technical reliability, low operating costs, a high level of comfort and, most importantly, safety of passengers. That is why we chose the high-tech Boeing 737 MAX planes,” SkyUp Airlines CEO Yevhen Khainatsky said.
According to him, Boeing 737 MAX 8 with a capacity of 189 seats will allow the airline to service medium-haul flights and Boeing 737 MAX 10 with a capacity of 230 seats will ensure the implementation of charter programs on popular destinations like Turkey, Egypt, Spain and other countries.
“Both types of aircraft have low operating costs, which will allow the airline to significantly reduce the cost of flights and offer a quality product at an affordable price to the market,” Khainatsky said.