Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) in January-June 2019 carried 668,500 passengers, including 484,900 (72%) transported on charter flights and 183,700 (28%) – on regular. The airline currently operates flights to 47 destinations, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine. Among them, 31 destinations are regular routes and 16 are charter flights.
The most popular destinations of regular flights for the six months of 2019 were: Barcelona (Spain), Tbilisi, Batumi (both in Georgia), Alicante (Spain), Larnaca (Cyprus).
Popular charter flights were Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam (all in Egypt), Antalya (Turkey), Monastir (Tunisia).
Windrose (Kyiv) has been recognized by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine as the most punctual Ukrainian airline in July 2018, while the most punctual foreign air carrier is Italy’s Alitalia. According to the rating of punctuality of airlines at airports in Ukraine for July 2018, posted on the Facebook page of Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan, the regularity (compliance with the announced time of departure) of flights by Ukrainian airlines was 70.2% (a total of 5,275 flights were performed). At the same time, the regularity of departure by foreign airlines amounted to 68.1% (a total of 2,331 flights).
Windrose ranked first in terms of punctuality among Ukrainian airlines. It carried out 90.8% of the flights on time, Motor Sich ranked second (86.7%), Ukraine International Airlines was third (UIA, 73.8%). The top five air carriers also include Azur Air Ukraine (67.5%), and FANair (47.5%).
Alitalia ranked first on punctuality among foreign airlines with 96.8% of the flights performed on time, Belavia ranked second (92.8%), and Qatarways third (91.8%). The top five included Georgian Airways (90.9%), and Air Baltic (88.1%).