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SKYUP AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KIEV, LVIV, ODESA, KHARKIV TO ITALY

SkyUp Airlines has announced the launch of some flights to Italy from Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv. The airline said on its Facebook page on Tuesday, in particular, the Kyiv-Rome-Kyiv flight will be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020 three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of one ticket without baggage from Kyiv to Rome starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 2,200.
In addition, from March 29 to October 24, a flight will be operated on the route Kyiv-Milan (Bergamo). It will be performed three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Milan starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 1,600.
The flight Kyiv-Bologna-Kyiv will also be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020. In particular, it will be serviced on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Bologna starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 1,800.
Flight Kyiv-Lamezia Terme-Kyiv will be operated from May 30 to September 30, 2020 twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,100, and back from UAH 2,300.
The Lviv-Rome-Lviv flight will be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020 three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The ticket price from Lviv to Rome starts from UAH 1,400, and back from UAH 1,900.
The Lviv-Naples-Lviv flight will also be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020, but twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays. The ticket price from Lviv to Naples starts from UAH 1,100, and back from UAH 1,400.
In the same period, it is planned to launch the flight Lviv-Milan (Bergamo)-Lviv. It will be performed on Mondays and Fridays. The ticket price from Lviv to Milan starts from UAH 1,400, and back from UAH 1,500.
Flight Odesa-Lamezia Terme-Odesa will be operated from June 3 to September 30, 2020 only on Wednesdays. The ticket price from Odesa to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,100, and back from UAH 2,200.
Flight Kharkiv-Lamezia Terme-Kharkiv will be operated from June 1 to September 28, 2020 on Mondays. The cost of a ticket from Kharkiv to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,400, and back from UAH 2,600.

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ERNEST AIRLINES FROM JANUARY 11 SUSPENDS ALL FLIGHTS

Ernest Airlines from January 11 suspended all flights over the suspension of its license, the airline has reported on its website.
“Following the provision of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) of 29 December 2019 regarding the temporary suspension of our operating license, we find ourselves unable to operate flights as of 11.01.2020,” the airline said in a press release.
Ernest Airlines said that the license can be restored following the demonstration by Ernest S.p.A. to be in possession of the requirements prescribed by the current legislation on the matter and to obtain the revocation of the provision issued by ENAC.
“We have activated all the actions aimed at obtaining the revocation of the same provision, and we need time to provide all the necessary evidence as per Regulation (EC) n.1008 of 2008 to demonstrate our financial sustainability necessary for the resumption of our operation. We know that nor a simple apology, or just the reimbursement of the ticket, will be enough to remedy the problems caused, but I can assure you, that we all at Ernest Airlines are doing our best to assist all our passengers that have experienced delays or cancellations in this difficult moment,” the airline said.
The Lviv International Airport also posted information on the cancellation of the Rome-Lviv-Rome flight ERN237/238 on its Facebook page.
Earlier Ernest Airlines said that the airline blocked sales of transport contracts for all flights departing from January 13, 2020 over the suspension of the airline’s operating license.

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WINDROSE AIRLINES TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO ITALIAN CITIES

Windrose Airlines for the summer navigation of 2020 will launch flights from Kyiv to Brindisi, Lamezia Terme and Ancona (all based in Italy).
According to the company’s press service, in particular, flights to Brindisi will be operated from May 30 to October 3, 2020 on Saturdays, flights to Lamezia Terme from May 29 to October 3, 2020 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and flights to Ancona from June 6 to September 19, 2020 on Saturdays.
The cost of tickets is from UAH 2,800.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine decided to revoke the right of Windrose to fly from Kyiv to Istanbul on a regular basis three times a week.
Earlier, the State Aviation Service approved the application of the airline for charter flights from Kyiv to Odesa, Lviv, Kherson, Kharkiv and the Dnipro three times a week. The rights are valid until March 28, 2020.

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ERNEST AIRLINES SUSPECTS SERVICING FLIGHTS FROM JAN 13 OVER PROBLEMS WITH LICENSE

Ernest Airlines suspends has blocked sales of transport contracts for all flights departing from January 13, 2020 over the suspension of the airline’s operating license under a decision of the National Civil Aviation Authority of Italy (ENAC).
According to a posting on the website of the airline, the license can be restored following the demonstration by Ernest S.p.A. to be in possession of the requirements prescribed by the current legislation on the matter and to obtain the revocation of the provision issued by ENAC.
The flights will be restored on the site as soon as the revocation of this provision is published.
Earlier Ernest Airlines suspended flights on the Kyiv-Genoa, Kharkiv-Rome and Kharkiv-Milan routes for the 2019/2020 winter navigation season.
Ernest Airlines plans to invest EUR 100 million in Ukraine in two years and to deploy two aircraft in Kyiv in 2020.

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SKYUP AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KHARKIV TO BATUMI, BURGAS, TEL AVIV, TBILISI

SkyUp Airlines during the summer navigation schedule in March-June 2020 will launch flights from Kharkiv to Batumi, Tbilisi (both Georgia), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Tel Aviv (Israel).
According to the press service of the company, in particular, flights from Kharkiv to Batumi will start on May 29, 2020. They will be serviced on Tuesdays and Fridays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,900 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Burgas are planned from June 2, 2020. They will be performed on Tuesdays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,600 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Tel Aviv will be launched from March 29, 2020. They will be serviced on Thursdays and Sundays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 2,400 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi are also planned from March 29, 2020. They will be performed on Mondays and Thursdays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,800 without baggage.
SkyUp Airlines 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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PUNCTUALITY OF ALL UKRAINIAN AIRLINES DECREASES TO 82.1% IN OCT

Ukrainian airlines in October 2019 serviced 82.1% of flights of the total number of flights serviced at Ukrainian airports within the 15-30 minute deviation from the timetable, which is 4.1 percentage points (p.p.) better than the figure for September 2019 (86.2%), according to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
According to the ministry, in October, Ukrainian airlines serviced 4,738 flights.
The punctuality of foreign airlines in October compared with September increased to 80.4% from 83.9%, while the number of flights totaled 3,204.
Of the Ukrainian airlines that made more than 50 flights a month in October, Windrose was the most punctual, with 87.4% and the number of flights 525. Motor Sich is second with 84.8% and 191 flights. Ukraine International Airline (UIA) had 84.7% punctuality with 2,890 flights. SkyUp had 75.1% with 527 flights and Azur Air Ukraine – 74% with 384 flights.
In October, Swiss International Airlines (29 flights), Scandinavian Airlines (three flights), Bulgaria Air (two flights) and British Airways (two flights) topped the punctuality rating among foreign airlines with 100%.
Among the low cost airlines in October, the Irish Ryanair had the best punctuality indicators – 89.8% with 332 flights. Pegasus Airlines had 79.8% with 119 flights. Wizz Air Hungary is third with punctuality of 79.1% and 584 flights.

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