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SKYUP AIRLINES EXPANDS FLEET

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) expanded its fleet with the 11th Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.
According to the press service of the airline, the aircraft with a capacity of 215 seats is listed in the Civil Aircraft Registration under number UR-SQK. The year of production is 2008.
Currently, the aircraft is already painted in the SkyUp livery and is equipped with Split Scimitar winglets to save fuel and improve aerodynamics. In addition, British Acro seats are installed on board.
The aircraft will operate flights in all directions on the airline’s schedule.
According to SkyUp, in 2020, its fleet should be expanded with another such aircraft.
In addition to the new Boeing 737-900ER, the SkyUp Airlines fleet consists of two Boeing 737-700 NG planes, six Boeing 737-800 NG planes and two Boeing 737-900 ER planes.
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.
According to the unified register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, the ultimate beneficiaries of SkyUp are Oleksandr (50%) and Yuriy Alba (50%).
In 2019, SkyUp Airlines completed 12,198 flights and transported more than 1.7 million passengers (the share of scheduled and charter flights in the total number of flights was almost the same).

SKYUP AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO GREECE FROM UKRAINE

SkyUp Airlines in May 2020 will launch flights from Kyiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia, Odesa, and Kharkiv to the cities of Greece.
According to the airline’s press service, flights to Heraklion (Crete island) will be launched from Kyiv on April 25. First they will be carried out on Saturdays and Sundays, and from May 26 they will be carried out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The cost of a one-way ticket with baggage is from UAH 3,300.
In addition, from May 30 flights to Corfu Island are launched from Kyiv, and from May 31 to Zakynthos (Zakynthos Island).
Flights to Corfu will be operated on Saturdays. The ticket price starts from UAH 3,400. Flights to Zakynthos will be performed on Sundays, the ticket price is from UAH 3,400.
Flights are launched only to Heraklion from Zaporizhia, Lviv, Odesa, and Kharkiv.
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 AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO UAE FROM FEBUARY

SkyUp Airlines suspends its flights to the United Arab Emirates from February 1, 2020 due to the closure of the airspace over Iran and Iraq.
“From February 1, 2020, SkyUp Airlines suspends its regular flights to Sharjah (UAE) from Zaporizhia, Lviv and Kharkiv. This is connected with the prolongation of the ban on flights in the airspace over the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq, which was introduced by the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine from January 9, 2020,” the company said on Friday.
SkyUp also said that bypassing of the territories of Iran and Iraq increases the duration of the flights and makes it necessary to make a stop to refuel the plane.

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SKYUP AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KIEV, LVIV, ODESA, KHARKIV TO ITALY

SkyUp Airlines has announced the launch of some flights to Italy from Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv. The airline said on its Facebook page on Tuesday, in particular, the Kyiv-Rome-Kyiv flight will be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020 three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of one ticket without baggage from Kyiv to Rome starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 2,200.
In addition, from March 29 to October 24, a flight will be operated on the route Kyiv-Milan (Bergamo). It will be performed three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Milan starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 1,600.
The flight Kyiv-Bologna-Kyiv will also be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020. In particular, it will be serviced on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Bologna starts from UAH 1,500, and back from UAH 1,800.
Flight Kyiv-Lamezia Terme-Kyiv will be operated from May 30 to September 30, 2020 twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cost of a ticket from Kyiv to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,100, and back from UAH 2,300.
The Lviv-Rome-Lviv flight will be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020 three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The ticket price from Lviv to Rome starts from UAH 1,400, and back from UAH 1,900.
The Lviv-Naples-Lviv flight will also be operated from March 29 to October 24, 2020, but twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays. The ticket price from Lviv to Naples starts from UAH 1,100, and back from UAH 1,400.
In the same period, it is planned to launch the flight Lviv-Milan (Bergamo)-Lviv. It will be performed on Mondays and Fridays. The ticket price from Lviv to Milan starts from UAH 1,400, and back from UAH 1,500.
Flight Odesa-Lamezia Terme-Odesa will be operated from June 3 to September 30, 2020 only on Wednesdays. The ticket price from Odesa to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,100, and back from UAH 2,200.
Flight Kharkiv-Lamezia Terme-Kharkiv will be operated from June 1 to September 28, 2020 on Mondays. The cost of a ticket from Kharkiv to Lamezia Terme starts from UAH 2,400, and back from UAH 2,600.

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SKYUP AIRLINES RESUMES FLIGHT PROGRAM TO SLOVAKIA

SkyUp Airlines is resuming flights of the 2019-2020 flight program to Slovakia. The press service of SkyUp reported that the Kyiv-Poprad-Kyiv flights were launched on December 19 and will be operated twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a round-trip ticket with baggage will start from UAH 3,400.
Earlier the airline reported that SkyUp Airlines during the summer navigation schedule in March-June 2020 will launch flights from Kharkiv to Batumi, Tbilisi (both Georgia), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Tel Aviv (Israel).
SkyUp Airlines 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.
According to the unified public register of legal entities and private entrepreneurs, the ultimate beneficiaries of SkyUp are Oleksandr (50%) and Yuriy (50%) Alba.
In total, the airline operates 47 destinations (32 regular and 15 charter flights). Moreover, the share of scheduled flights is 61% of the total number of flights.

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SKYUP AIRLINES LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KHARKIV TO BATUMI, BURGAS, TEL AVIV, TBILISI

SkyUp Airlines during the summer navigation schedule in March-June 2020 will launch flights from Kharkiv to Batumi, Tbilisi (both Georgia), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Tel Aviv (Israel).
According to the press service of the company, in particular, flights from Kharkiv to Batumi will start on May 29, 2020. They will be serviced on Tuesdays and Fridays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,900 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Burgas are planned from June 2, 2020. They will be performed on Tuesdays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,600 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Tel Aviv will be launched from March 29, 2020. They will be serviced on Thursdays and Sundays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 2,400 without baggage.
Flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi are also planned from March 29, 2020. They will be performed on Mondays and Thursdays. The price of the one way ticket starts from UAH 1,800 without baggage.
SkyUp Airlines 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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