Uep! Fly began operations today, July 16, 2021, with five daily routes in the Balearic Islands (Spain), three Palma de Mallorca (below)-Ibiza flights and two Palma-Menorca flights.
The new airline will initially operate with 68-seat 3 ATR 72s, based at the Ibiza Airport.
Uep! Fly plans to expand its operation with routes between the islands and the Iberian Peninsula and eventually European destinations from Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza (below) and Menorca.
Why the name? The new new airline answers:
“We are Balearic and we are from the beginning rooted in our islands. Our greeting is in Majorcan and we carry it in our name “uep!” is our “hello”, our “hey!”. “Uep! Com anam?” is in our language the close and friendly “hello, how are you”. And our ‘website’ is uepfly.com. You will never forget it because it sounds like webfly.com, but in the way of our warm greeting to our customers. We want their experience to always feel like home, in our land, in our islands.”
Swiftair is a reference partner of the new airline.
Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.
Top Copyright Photo: EC-KKQ is pictured departing Palma on its first flight to Minorca. Uep! Fly ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) EC-KKQ (msn 763) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 954423.
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