Business news from Ukraine

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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SKYUP LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO CZECH REPUBLIC

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) from April 25, 2021 launches flights on the route Kyiv-Brno (the Czech Republic)-Kyiv.
The press service of the company said the flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The cost of tickets from Kyiv to Brno without luggage starts from UAH 1,016, from Brno to Kyiv from UAH 966.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine decided to recommend to the head of the service to grant SkyUp the right to operate the Kyiv-London (UK) route for regular flights for an unlimited period from January 4, 2021.

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Aviation Agency allows SkyUp to fly from Kyiv to London, Marseille

The commission of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine has decided to recommend to the head of the service to grant SkyUp (Kyiv) the right to operate the Kyiv-London (the UK) air route for regular flights for an unlimited period from January 4, 2021.

According to the decision on the regulator’s website, the frequency of flights is three times a week.

In addition, SkyUp is allowed to fly:

– from Kyiv to Marseille (France) from April 6, 2021 for an unlimited period, twice a week;

– from Kyiv to Ostrava (the Czech Republic) from April 23, 2021 for an unlimited period three times a week;

– from Kyiv to Brno (the Czech Republic) from April 25, 2021 for an unlimited period, twice a week;

– from Kyiv to Podgorica (Montenegro) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period three times a week;

– from Kyiv to Hamburg (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period three times a week;

– from Kyiv to Nuremberg (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period, twice a week;

– from Kyiv to Hannover (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period three times a week;

– from Zaporizhia to Berlin (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period, twice a week;

– from Lviv to Munich (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period, twice a week;

– from Odesa to Munich (Germany) from March 28, 2021 for an unlimited period twice a week.

At the same time, the State Aviation Administration canceled the right of Bravo Airlines to operate the Kyiv-London-Kyiv air route (three times a week) and Kyiv-Nuremberg-Kyiv (five times a week), as well as Anda Air’s right to operate the Kyiv-Nuremberg route (twice a week).

SKYUP ASKS UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES TO SUPPORT AVIATION INDUSTRY

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) since April 2020 has repeatedly addressed the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine with letters asking to support the country’s aviation industry, the company has told Interfax-Ukraine.
It is noted that in June 2020, together with other enterprises of the industry, SkyUp appealed to the government with a request to provide state support to the industry. The appeal also outlined the problems the enterprises faced and proposals for their solution in cooperation with the state.
SkyUp emphasizes that, in addition to financial support, there can be many models of assistance – loans, loans under state guarantees, loans under the companies’ obligations, etc.
“The main thing is that this scheme is working, and there is a dialogue with the enterprises,” the company said.
“Today, the issue of state support for the industry remains open. Moreover, to date we have not received compensation for the special flights that were carried out to return more than 12,000 Ukrainians from Egypt in March,” SkyUp added.
Earlier, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) stated that it had also repeatedly sent requests to the authorities about the need to support both the company itself and the Ukrainian aviation industry as a whole.

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SKYUP AIRLINES PLANS MORE THAN 60 ROUTES TO 21 COUNTRIES

SkyUp (Kyiv) in the summer program of 2021 has planned more than 60 routes to 21 countries, of which 50% are from the regions.
According to the press service of the company, in particular, in addition to flights to France, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria, Armenia, Turkey, Israel and Cyprus the company will fly to Portugal, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Jordan, Sweden, Serbia, the Netherlands and Slovakia.
SkyUp plans to fly from Zaporizhia to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus, from Lviv to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, France and Israel, from Kharkiv to Georgia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Cyprus, from Odesa to Georgia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Armenia and the Netherlands.

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SKYUP AIRLINES TO OPERATE NONSCHEDULED FLIGHT BAKU-KYIV

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) on November 30, 2020 will operate a nonscheduled flight on the Baku (Azerbaijan) – Kyiv route.
The company’s press service said on Wednesday, the cost of tickets starts at UAH 9,067.
SkyUp said that according to the latest update of the list of countries in the “red” and “green” zones of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, which was announced by the Health Ministry of Ukraine on November 6, 2020, Azerbaijan remains in the “green” zone.
After entering Ukraine from Azerbaijan, people do not need to self-isolate or take a PCR test. However, passengers need to have an insurance policy, which provides for treatment for COVID-19.

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