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SkyUp Airlines becomes the first operator of Split Scimitar® Winglets in Ukraine

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines has become the first operator in Ukraine of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology.

Installations have now been completed on two Boeing Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737-800s. Aviation Partners’ latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar Winglet, retrofits the existing Blended Winglets with new aerodynamic Scimitar tips while adding a large ventral strake, further increasing airplane efficiency.

Based in Kiev, SkyUp is a Ukrainian carrier registered as SkyUp LLC. The airline was introduced as a new national airline in 2017.


The airline operates as a charter and scheduled carrier and commenced operations on 21-May-2018 using Boeing 737NG aircraft on domestic and international services.

All photos by the airline.


SkyUp Airlines will launch scheduled flights to Europe in December

SkyUp Airlines Boeing 737-8H6 WL UR-SQB (msn 40153) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943630.

SkyUp Airlines will launch scheduled service from Kiev to Tbilisi in Georgia on December 27, 2018.

The following day the carrier will launch the Kiev – Sofia, Bulgaria route.

The airline on December 29, 2018 will also start service to Barcelona, Spain and Poprad, Slovakia.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): SkyUp Airlines Boeing 737-8H6 WL UR-SQB (msn 40153) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943630.

The airline has also added its first Boeing 737-700 (in a special livery):



SkyUp Airlines starts operations in the Ukraine

SkyUp Airlines (Kiev) has commenced operations in the Ukraine with a single Boeing 737-800 (UR-SQA).

The first flight was on May 21, 2018 to Egypt in ex-Malaysian Airlines colors (see below).

A second 737-800 (UR-SQB) is due shortly.

All images by SkyUp Airlines.

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.

Image: Boeing.