New national airline in Ukraine – SkyUp

The newly created Ukrainian budget carrier SkyUp will start operating charter flights from April 2018. SkyUp will start operating domestic and international scheduled flights in May.

Сharter flights will be operated from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odessa and other Ukrainian cities to 16 destinations: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Tivat, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Alicante, Tirana, Rimini, Burgas, Varna, Larnaca, Dubai.

Firstly, the company will connect Odesa with Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv. Ticket prices will start at 499 UAH ($17.90) one way. International scheduled flights are planned from Kiev to Dubai, Barcelona and Larnaca.

The cost of all scheduled flights will be formed according to the low-cost model without luggage and selected services. The cost will depend on the direction of travel and the time of purchase of tickets.   

The SkyUp’s fleet consists of three Boeing 737-800 NG planes with 189 seats. The airline is going to grow it to four aircraft in 2018, six in 2019, eight in 2020, ten in 2021 and twelve in 2022.  The carrier intends to expand its fleet also with Boeing 737MAX planes.