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SKYUP FROM KIEV ACQUIRES 13TH AIRCRAFT

SkyUp (Kyiv) has acquired the thirteenth aircraft for its fleet – a medium-haul Boeing 737-800NG for 189 passengers.
The airline reported on Facebook this is the seventh aircraft of this model in the SkyUp fleet.
“The bird’s name is Oscar, registration number is UR-SQO. The aircraft was manufactured in 2012, passed a thorough technical check. Now it is equipped with Blended Winglets. You can meet our Oscar on international and domestic SkyUp routes,” the airline said.
CEO of SkyUp Airlines Dmytro Seroukhov, in turn, noted on his Facebook page that the company’s fleet will soon be replenished with two more aircraft.
“The 13th bird is at home! Many thanks to the whole team for this, I know how difficult it was, but we all did it! Very soon the SkyUp park will be replenished with the 14th and 15th aircraft,” he wrote.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founders are Tetiana and Yuriy Alba’s ACS-Ukraine LLC, which also owns the JoinUp! tour operator.

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SKYUP CANCELS 33 AVIA ROUTES FROM UKRAINE

By decision No. 715 dated May 6, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine canceled the rights of SkyUp to fly on 33 routes from Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv to a number of countries. According to the document on the State Aviation Administration’s website, the flight rights were revoked based on the airline’s statement.
According to the regulator, SkyUp canceled flights from Kyiv to Poprad, Nuremberg, Hannover, Athens, Stockholm, Warsaw, Memmingen, Amman, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne, Ljubljana, Copenhagen, Bratislava, Brno, Ostrava and Gdansk.
SkyUp will not fly from Lviv to Munich, Stuttgart, Bratislava, Amsterdam and Prague.
SkyUp also waived the rights to flights from Odesa to Munich, Athens, Larnaca and Amsterdam; from Zaporizhia – to Berlin, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv and Prague; and besides, from Kharkiv to Bratislava, Tel Aviv and Prague.
By another decision No. 719 dated May 6, the State Aviation Administration also, on the basis of the airline’s appeal, reduced the possible frequency of SkyUp flights on flights from Kyiv to Yerevan, Alicante, Catania, Rimini, Bologna, Palma de Mallorca.
At the same time, in April SkyUp Airlines carried 138,160 passengers, operating 836 passenger flights, which is 128 flights more than a month earlier.

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UKRAINIAN SKYUP CLOSES TICKET SALES TO EUROPE

SkyUp (Kyiv) has withdrawn from sale tickets for 15 routes from Kyiv and Lviv to Europe, which it planned to launch within the summer schedule.
As the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine, in particular, the routes from Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport) to Germany – Berlin, Hanover, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart were removed from the ticket booking system.
In addition, the sale of tickets for routes from Kyiv to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Ostrava, as well as from Lviv to Alicante, Lodz, Bergamo, Paris and Prague is closed.
According to the company, passengers who purchased tickets for these flights through the airline’s website will receive funds for them to the balance in their personal account. They can be used to purchase any tickets or additional services of the airline. The funds will be kept on the balance sheet without time limits and can be spent in favor of any person, not only the account owner. In addition, it will be possible to withdraw money from the balance to the card.
If the ticket was purchased through an airline sales agent, one needs to contact the place of purchase to clarify the options.

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SKYUP LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO ITALIAN TURIN

The Ukrainian low cost air carrier SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch new flight from Kyiv to Turin (Italy) for a winter navigation period 2019/2020, airlines reported on its website.
The flights will be operated twice a week: on Thursdays and on Sundays. The cost of a ticket starts from UAH 1,410.
As reported, SkyUp from October will launch direct flights between Kharkiv and Lviv, as well as flights from Kyiv to Kharkiv and Zaporizhia.
SkyUp Airlines in the first half of 2019 transported 668,500 passengers.
Currently, the airline’s fleet includes eight aircraft: six Boeing 737-800s and two Boeing 737-700s.