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UKRAINIAN SKYUP AIRLINES TO DENY FOREIGNERS BOARDING FLIGHT WITHOUT NEGATIVE PCR TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS

SkyUp (Kyiv) will deny foreign passengers boarding a flight to Ukraine if they do not have a negative PCR test for coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Checking a negative result of a PCR test in foreign citizens is carried out at the check-in counter for a flight or when boarding in case of on-line check-in. Accordingly, in the absence of it such a passenger will be denied check-in or boarding a flight,” the airline told Interfax-Ukraine.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine determined a negative result of PCR testing for COVID-19 as a condition of entry into the country.
According to his decision, visitors will be required to provide a negative PCR test result, which was carried out no more than 72 hours before crossing the state border.

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SKYUP FROM KIEV TO OPERATE TEL AVIV-KYIV FLIGHT ON MARCH 8

SkyUp (Kyiv) will operate a flight from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Kyiv on March 8.
According to the company’s press service on Friday, the departure from Tel Aviv is scheduled for 15:25 local time. The flight arrives at Boryspil International Airport at 18:45.
Tickets are available only for citizens of Ukraine.
Currently, Israel, in accordance with the list of countries with a significant spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), compiled by the Health Ministry of Ukraine, is assigned to the “red” zone. This means that after arriving from this country, observation or self-isolation for 14 days or a negative PCR test is required.
In addition to SkyUp, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to operate evacuation flights on the Kyiv-Tel Aviv-Kyiv route on March 8 and March 10.

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SKYUP TO OPERATE FLIGHTS TO UZBEKISTAN

SkyUp Airlines, according to the released information, plans to operate four flights from Kyiv to Tashkent (Uzbekistan). They are scheduled for March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Upon arrival in Uzbekistan, citizens of Ukraine must sign a commitment to undergo mandatory 14-day self-isolation at their place of residence or hotel.
Regardless of the presence of a certificate of the absence of COVID-19, upon arrival in Uzbekistan, citizens of Ukraine are required to undergo express testing for antigens to COVID-19 at their own expense.

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UKRAINIAN SKYUP GETS PERMIT TO FLY FROM ZANZIBAR TO KIEV

Ukraine has obtained permission from Turkey to operate a flight with passengers of SkyUp Airlines from Zanzibar to Antalya, after which it will fly to Kyiv, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.
“I would like to inform you about the problem of the departure of the SkyUp aircraft from Zanzibar. We received the necessary permission from the Turkish side to fly to Antalya and further to Kyiv. We will return everyone soon,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
As reported with reference to SkyUp, flight PQ 6972 Zanzibar-Kyiv did not take off on February 13 due to technical reasons. Within a few hours, the plane was technically ready to fly, but to complete it, it was necessary to make changes to the route, take into account the rules regarding the working hours of the crews, and also obtain the necessary permits from the countries whose borders are crossed.
The airline said that from February 13 to 15, its representatives were in talks with the country’s aviation authorities to obtain permission to fly in their airspace. The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine also joined the negotiations to speed up the resolution of the issue.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, about 180 Ukrainian tourists were stuck in Zanzibar due to this incident.

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UKRAINIAN SKYUP TO RECRUITE NEW AIRCREWS

SkyUp (Kyiv) is launching a campaign to recruit new aircrews.
As reported on the airline’s website on Monday, such vacancies are currently open: aircraft commanders, co-pilots and flight attendants.
“Aviation industry is now passing through hard times. However, we understand that this period will not last forever, and therefore we strive to find the best specialists in our team […] However, in current conditions, this process will be long, but we are preparing in advance: in 2021 we start with the selection of talents in order to be ready to restore the airline’s full-fledged work in the future,” SkyUp CEO Dmytro Seroukhov said.
Personnel recruitment is carried out in the SkyUp principal regions: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, and Lviv.
The company provides its employees with medical insurance, training at a corporate university and the opportunity to attend external trainings, discounts on tour operator’s offers, high-level hotel accommodation and three meals a day on business trips as well as service tickets.
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 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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