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SkyUp Airlines of Ukraine appeals to the world to wet lease its 15 Boeing 737s

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) is facing a crisis in Ukraine. The airline is desperately trying to survive while Russia attacks its country and home city.

The besieged airline has made this appeal to other airlines to wet lease their 15 Boeing 737s:

From the very first day of Russia’s full-scale invasion to Ukraine, every Ukrainian has been fighting on their own front: some on the frontline, others in the rear. All together, for the freedom of Ukraine and for the future we want to choose ourselves. The future in the civilized world.

The best thing that can be done by those of us who defend our homeland without weapons is to continue to work hard. The highest priority task for Ukrainian business is to continue operations, because that is exactly what Ukraine needs now to ensure economic stability, create additional resources for our armed forces, and support civilians affected by the fighting.

That is why we, the Ukrainian airline SkyUp Airlines, appeal to the global aviation family to support us and Ukraine in this fight. In our fleet, we have 15 medium-haul Boeing-737 aircraft, the average age of which is 12 years. They are all ready to work and available for wet leasing.

By using our aircraft, you will help us continue our operational activities during the war and pay taxes to the state treasury, save 1,300 employees and support the affected Ukrainians as we will send every tenth dollar or euro to help the victims of the war.

If you represent the airline that does not operate flights to Russia and Belarus and are ready to cooperate, please call +380 67 238 0538 or write to o.tarasov@skyup.aero.

List of the 15 Boeing 737s:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/SkyUp-Airlines

SkyUp Airlines issues this message to its passengers, stops the sale of tickets

SkyUp Airlines of Ukraine has issued this message (translated):

On February 12, 2022, the world’s largest insurance companies informed Ukrainian air carriers that in 48 hours they would stop insuring aircraft for flights in Ukrainian airspace. This decision is associated with increased risks of military invasion.

Accordingly, aircraft owners — lessors — demand the return of aircraft to the EU as soon as possible. SkyUp Airlines flight PQ0902 Funchal — Kyiv due to the requirements of the lessor was forced to land outside Ukraine. We managed to agree on boarding in Chisinau (Moldova) and transferring 175 passengers by bus to Kyiv.

Currently, we get similar requirements to return aircraft from other lessors. The situation is being discussed at the state level: in order for airlines to be able to continue flights to Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is holding an urgent meeting to develop solutions.

The current situation requires a solution at the state level. Now we are working together with state authorities to find solutions,” says Dmytro Seroukhov, CEO at SkyUp Airlines.We are doing everything possible to continue to operate flights on a regular basis, but we cannot ignore the demands of lessors. We have temporarily stopped the sale of tickets for flights from February 14 to 16, 2022, and are waiting for a solution to the situation.”

SkyUp airplane

SkyUp Airlines partners with TAL Aviation for the Kiev – Belgrade, Serbia route

SkyUp's 2019 FC Shakhtar Donetsk special livery

SkyUp Airlines is teaming up with TAL Aviation for the Serbian market:

Following the announcement of its new service between Belgrade and Kyiv, SkyUp Airlines, the Ukrainian low-cost airline entrusts TAL Aviation, global airline and travel representation leader, to serve as its General Sales Agent in Serbia.  

SkyUp operates two weekly direct flights between Serbia and Ukraine, on Tuesdays and Fridays.  

Serbian Service 

Departure from Belgrade 

Arrival to Kiev 

Departure from Kiev

Arrival to Belgrade

18:40 hours

21:35 hours

16:35 hours

17:40 hours

 

The service is operated by a Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft, with a 149-seat capacity. 

Top Copyright Photo: SkyUp Airlines Boeing 737-75C SSWL UR-SQE (msn 30034) (FC Shakhtar Donetsk) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 947180.

SkyUp Airlines aircraft slide show:

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):

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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.