Ukraine’s first low-cost airline SkyUp ready to take-off

Business in Ukraine: Ukraine’s first low-cost airline SkyUp ready to take-off

In 2018, #Ukraine #launches its first #low-cost carrier – #SkyUp. The new Ukrainian #airline has announced #connections between Ukrainian cities and 16 international destinations as well as a new flight from Kyiv to Odessa. The latter is expected to cost UAH 499.

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Now it is official: in 2018, Ukraine will launch its first low-cost airline – SkyUp. By 2020, the airline is said to operate 12 Boeing aircraft.

In the spring of 2018, the new Ukrainian airline – low-cost SkyUp – will enter the aviation market. The company will offer international regular flights from Kyiv to Barcelona, Dubai, Larnaca as well as 16 charter flights – to Antalya, Hurghada, Tivat, Tirana, Burgas, Rimini and other popular foreign resorts.

Internal regular flights are also planned: the airline will operate routes from the capital, Kharkiv and Lviv to Odessa. The price of a one-way-ticket from Kyiv to Odessa should start from UAH 499, excluding luggage and additional services (so-called low-cost model). The airline will operate from both capital airports – Boryspil and Kyiv (Zhulyany).

The airline uses 189-seat Boeing 737-800NG aircraft and intends to expand its fleet by 2-3 planes annually, bringing the total number of aircraft to 12 by 2020. However, SkyUp does not plan on using aircraft of the domestic manufacturer Antonov.

CEO of SkyUp Yevgen Haynatskyi admits that economic problems have significantly hindered the creation of the airline, which was declared a national airline. According to CEO, attention is focused on the entire package of services – from the ticket search, which will soon be available on the website, to the arrival at the destination.

SkyUp is not worried about the presence of several low-cost airlines in the aviation market and sees this as a guarantee for further expanding its presence and improving the quality of service.

According to the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan, the establishment of SkyUp shall not only contribute to the development of Ukrainian aviation industry, additional budget revenues, revival of regional airports, but also give Ukrainians new opportunities to travel the world.

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