The State Aviation Service of Ukraine has approved the applications of Windrose and Atlasjet-Ukraine airlines for flights on the Kyiv-Tel Aviv route (Israel), as well as SkyUp (all based in Kyiv) for Lviv-Tel Aviv and Zaporizhia-Tel Aviv flights. According to the website of the service, Windrose can operate flights from Kyiv to Tel Aviv and back on a charter basis (16 flights a week) from September 23 to October 6, 2019.
Atlasjet-Ukraine can fly from Kyiv to Tel Aviv and back on a charter basis (seven flights a week) from September 25 to October 3, 2019.
SkyUp can fly from Lviv and Zaporizhia to Tel Aviv and back on a regular basis (three times a week) from October 1, 2019.
Earlier, on July 26, the State Aviation Service from 00:00 (UTC) on July 27, 2019 suspended the certificate of an operator of the cargo airline Europa Air LLC (Kyiv, No. UK 046).
Ryanair, the largest low-cost airline in Europe, will fly from Odesa and Kharkiv to Poznan from October 30 and 27 respectively, according to the airline’s ticket booking system.
Flights from Kharkiv to Poznan will be operated from October 27 twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays with departure at 22:00 from Kharkiv and at 18:00 from Poznan.
Ryanair will launch Odesa-Poznan flights from October 30 with a frequency of twice a week. Departure from Odesa will be at 21:30 on Wednesdays and at 10:30 on Saturdays, departure from Poznan will be at 17:45 on Wednesdays and at 06:30 on Saturdays.
The minimum one-way ticket price for these destinations starts from EUR28.
The booking system also indicates that both destinations are seasonal.
Such airlines as LOT, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines fly from Odesa to Poznan, while LOT and Belavia from Kharkiv.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) has been assigned with the right to fly on the Kyiv-Addis Ababa route, the Ukrainian Air Transport Association (UATA) has reported.
The press service of the airline confirmed the fact to Interfax-Ukraine, adding that at present, they cannot say when the airline will start flying to Ethiopia, as the negotiations have not yet been completed.
The airline will fly from the Boryspil international airport.
As reported, in December 2018, the State Aviation Service of Ukraine approved all applications of UIA for servicing regular flights from Kyiv to Riyadh (seven flights a week), Dammam and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) three times a week with unlimited duration.
UIA was founded in 1992. According to the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market and the public register, 100% directly or indirectly is controlled by Cypriot-based Ontobet Promotions Limited which beneficiaries are not disclosed. The fleet consists of 45 airplanes of different modifications.
SkyUp airline has received a Third Country Operator (TCO) License, allowing to fly to 28 countries of the European Union (EU), as well as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein.
“We are pleased to announce that SkyUp has passed the TCO procedure, having received permission to fly to European countries! Now the sky of Europe is open for us,” the airline said on its official Facebook page.
The TCO license is a single document for compliance with safety standards that allows flights to EU countries. It is issued centrally by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The airline announced its readiness to announce new routes to Europe.
As reported, SkyUp airline plans to expand its own fleet by two new medium-haul Boeing 737-700s by the end of 2018, as well as to get one wide-body Airbus A330 into wet leasing.
SkyUp Airline LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder of SkyUp was ACS-Ukraine LLC belonged to Tatiana Alba and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.
The company began charter flights from the end of May 2018.
Hungary’s low cost airline WizzAir is interested in flying to the Kherson airport, Wizz Air Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Stephen Jones said at a press conference. “We had a very interesting and productive meeting with representatives of the Kherson airport. We are working on this issue. I am considering the possibility, but if I’m not mistaken, it is very important to have a runway in Kherson to service our planes. This is an excellent region,” Jones said.
He also said that he was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the airport team and expressed hope for future cooperation, but refused to specify the possible dates for the beginning of this cooperation.
WizzAir is the largest low cost airline in the Central and Eastern Europe. It offers flights from 142 airports in 44 countries. Its fleet consists of 100 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 planes.