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UKRAINIAN LOW COST AIRLINE SKYUP STARTS FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO LVIV

Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp (Kyiv) on October 17 launched Kyiv-Lviv flights.
The press service of the airline reported that before October 26, 2019, the flights will be operated twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays. From October 27, the number of flights will increase to four per week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The cost of a ticket without baggage starts from UAH 508.
“Today, we have launched flights between two Ukrainian cities with million population – Kyiv and Lviv… We will continue further developing internal flights, because this is one of the priority areas of our strategy,” the press service of SkyUp airlines said, citing CEO Yevhen Khainatsky.
In addition, SkyUp said that also on October 17, 2019, Kharkiv-Lviv flights were launched.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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UKRAINIAN LOW COST AIRLINE SKYUP TO LAUNCH FLIGHT LVIV-PARIS

The Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch a direct flight from Lviv to Paris (Beauvais Airport) on November 9, 2019, according to the airline’s website. Flights in the Lviv-Paris direction with a ticket price from UAH 1,425 one way will depart every Wednesday and Saturday. Beauvais is an airport near Paris, to which most low cost airlines fly. The airport has everything needed for passengers: waiting rooms, pharmacies, food outlets, Wi-Fi, Duty Free. Beauvais also offers a convenient location of the terminal and a bus stop next to it.
As reported, earlier SkyUp launched Kyiv-Paris (Beauvais) flights for the winter flight program.

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UKRAINIAN LOW-COST SKYUP TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV

Ukrainian low-cost SkyUp Airlines will launch flights to Tel Aviv (Israel) from Lviv and Zaporizhia from November 28, 2019.

As the company’s press service said on Tuesday, Lviv Tel Aviv flights will be operated twice a week: on Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage currently starts from UAH 2,400.

Flights Zaporizhia-Tel Aviv will also be operated on Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage currently starts from UAH 2,300.

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SKYUP TO LAUNCH DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN KHARKIV AND LVIV FROM OCTOBER, TO LINK KYIV WITH KHARKIV AND ZAPORIZHIA

Ukrainian low-cost airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch three new domestic flights from October, the company said on its website.
What is more, the frequency of SkyUp flights between Kyiv and Lviv will increase.
The Kyiv-Zaporizhia flight fare starts from UAH 498. The flights will be carried out on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday starting from October 28, 2019.
The Kyiv-Kharkiv flight fare starts from UAH 498. The flights will be available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting from October 25, 2019.
Flights between Kharkiv and Lviv will be launched for the first time in Ukraine; tickets will cost starting from UAH 639. The flights will be carried out on Thursday and Sunday from October 17, 2019.
The airline stressed that the development of domestic routes is what SkyUp can do and continues doing for Ukraine.
“SkyUp Airlines is now fighting for its right to fly. Every day we are trying to get better. You wanted to open Europe – we launched flights to Barcelona, Paris and Naples. You liked the holidays in Lviv – we reviewed our winter flight schedule. Now after one hour on board the plane, you will be able to have lunch with partners in Kharkiv, or enjoy time with friends from Lviv – at the price of a train ticket,” the company’s press service quotes CEO Yevhen Khainatsky are quoted as saying.
Tickets for the three destinations are already available for booking.
As was reported, SkyUp, which was set up in June 2017, transported 668,500 passengers in the first half of 2019.
Currently, its fleet consists of eight planes: six Boeing 737-800 and two Boeing 737-700.

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UKRAINIAN LOW-COST CARRIER SKYUP CARRIES 668,500 PASSENGERS IN H1

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).

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SKYUP AIRLINE EXPANDS FLEET WITH EIGHTH AIRCRAFT

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp has expanded its fleet with the eighth aircraft – Boeing 737-800, the airline reported on its Facebook page.
According to the report, the new Boeing 737-800 with a UR-SQG tail number landed at Boryspil airport (Kyiv) on June 7.
The airplane will be a reserve aircraft of the main fleet, sometimes it will perform one-time charter flights on the order of corporate clients.
The airline’s fleet also consists of five medium-haul Boeing 737-800s (189 seats) and two medium-haul Boeing 737-700s (144,149 seats).
SkyUp Airline LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016.

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