Newcomer SkyUp Airlines orders five Boeing MAX airplanes, will start operations in April

SkyUp Airlines and Boeing have announced they have finalized a firm order for five 737 MAX airplanes valued at $624 million at list prices. The order includes two 737 MAX 8 and three 737 МАХ 10 jets.

SkyUp, based in Kiev, is a new airline that plans to begin charter operations in April with leased Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The airline is ordering the MAX airplanes to meet future demand in the Ukrainian market.

SkyUp Airlines will start operations flying from Kiev and other cities in Ukraine to destinations in Spain, Turkey, Dubai and other holiday destinations.

The new airline will also fly domestic routes starting in May.

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