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SkyUp to Open Its Own Airline in the EU

The Ukrainian air carrier SkyUp, despite the most difficult challenges associated with the events in Ukraine, continued its work. Moreover, the company decided to launch a European branch under its own brand.

SkyUp Airlines continues flights all the time from February 24th. Currently, the airline operates humanitarian passenger and cargo flights, and charter flights for government and non-government programs.

The carrier also operates flights for the tour operator Join UP!, which develops the brand in Europe and Asia.

SkyUp Airlines’ efforts are focused on obtaining a license in one of the EU countries, which will allow air transportation both within the EU itself and to other countries.

“Working in Europe is an important stage of development for us, but even there we want to remain a Ukrainian business. Even now, our aircraft is Ukraine’s ambassador to the world: we put on a special livery with an appeal to support Ukrainians through the United24 platform”, said SkyUp in an interview to VisitUkraine.

SkyUp Airlines now has TCO (Third Country Operator) authorisation issued by the aviation authorities of the UK. Earlier this year SkyUp also received the TCO of Switzerland, after which the airline performed a number of flights to this country under the terms of a wet-lease.

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