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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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SKYUP AIRLINE LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO KUTAISI

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp on June 4, 2019 launched flights from Odesa to Kutaisi (Georgia), Odesa airport said on Facebook.
Flights will be operated weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Departure from Odesa is at 21:20, back at 19:20. The flight duration is two hours.
The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage starts from UAH 1,800.
As reported, SkyUp launched regular flights from Kharkiv to Odesa.
As of June 2019, SkyUp’s fleet had six aircraft, including four medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NGs with 189 seats and two medium-haul Boeing 737-700 NGs with 149 seats.
In October 2018, SkyUp received the TCO certificate, which allows performing flights to 28 countries of the European Union, as well as to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

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SKYUP AIRLINE LAUNCHES REGULAR FLIGHTS FROM KHARIV, ZAPORIZHIA TO BARCELONA

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp from May 25, 2019 started servicing regular flights from Kharkiv and Zaporizhia to Barcelona (Spain).
Regular flights on the Kharkiv-Barcelona and Zaporizhia-Barcelona routes will be operated twice a week: on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These are the first direct flights from Kharkiv and Zaporizhia to Barcelona.
The cost of one-way tickets for the flight from Kharkiv starts from UAH 2,900.
In addition, in summer, SkyUp will also operate charter flights from Kharkiv to Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Tivat (Montenegro), Monastir (Tunisia) and Antalya (Turkey).
Along with flights to Barcelona, in the coming months, the airline will launch regular flights from the Kharkiv International Airport to five destinations at once: June 2 to Odesa and Rimini (Italy), June 4 to Kutaisi (Georgia), June 6 to Larnaca (Cyprus), and on June 11 to Paris (France).
The airline also said that flights to Barcelona from Odesa will be operated during the summer navigation period – from May 25 through October 26. The one-way ticket price starts from UAH from 2,500.
SkyUp Airline LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder of SkyUp was ACS-Ukraine belonging to Tetiana Alba and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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SKYUP AIRLINE TO LAUNCH NEW FLIGHTS FROM KHARKIV AND ZAPORIZHIA

Ukraine’s SkyUp airline will service flights from Zaporizhia to Barcelona and from Kharkiv to Barcelona, Larnaca, Rimini and Kutaisi, the airline has reported.
Flights Zaporizhia-Barcelona and Kharkiv-Barcelona will be serviced from May 25, 2019 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the price of one-way tickets without luggage starts from UAH 2,875 and UAH 3,025, respectively.
Flights Kharkiv-Larnaca will be operated from May 30 on Thursdays, the price of one-way tickets starts from UAH 2,346.
Flights Kharkiv-Rimini will be launched from June 2 on Sundays, the one-way ticket price starts from UAH 2,617, Kharkiv-Kutaisi – also from June 2 on Tuesdays and Fridays, with one-way tickets price starting from UAH 2,210.
In October 2018, SkyUp received a Third Country Operators (TCO) certificate that allows flying to 28 countries of the European Union, as well as to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
SkyUp Airline LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder of SkyUp was ACS-Ukraine belonging to Tetiana Alba and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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SKYUP STARTS TO SELL TICKETS TO ARMENIA AND BULGARIA

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp has launched flights from Kyiv to Yerevan, Varna and Burgas, according to the company’s website. According to its data, the flights will be operated with departure from Boryspil airport (Kyiv, Terminal F).
Flights on the route Kyiv-Yerevan from May 17, 2019 will be operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
Kyiv-Varna flights from June 14, 2019 will be operated on Fridays, flights on the Kyiv-Burgas route from May 31 with a frequency of two or three times a week.
As reported, in 2018 SkyUp Airlines passenger traffic amounted to 442,000 people.
As of January 2019, SkyUp’s fleet included five aircraft: four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft with 189 seats, and one Boeing 737-700 NG airplane with 149 seats.

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