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The Ukrainian low-cost carrier found the opportunity to fly even during the war

Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp sent two planes to work in North Africa. Two Ukrainian Boeing 737-800s with registrations UR-SQB and UR-SQF fly from Tunisia to European cities on the order of Tunisair.

According to Avianews.com, SkyUp is working with a local Tunisian airline on two aircraft under the terms of a standard medium-term wet lease. This type of contract provides that SkyUp leases aircraft, and crews and provides aircraft insurance.

According to the contract, flights are made to countries in Europe and North Africa. Currently, the Ukrainian low-cost carrier has nine aircraft out of 12.

One of the Boeing 737-800s with registration UR-SQM was transferred by the airline to its European subsidiary SkyUp MT to operate under the Maltese certificate.

Two Boeing 737-800 SkyUps, with registrations UR-SQA and UR-SQH, were in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in April when a standoff between the army and rapid response forces began there. As a result of the collisions, one airliner completely burned down.

On August 5, 2022, SkyUp announced plans to launch its airline in Europe. The carrier will operate flights from the Baltic countries, Moldova, Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and flights from Germany and Austria are also possible. The main part of the routes will be traditional tourist destinations such as Turkey and Egypt, as well as exotic destinations such as Tanzania.

By the end of 2023, SkyUp plans to expand its company’s fleet in Malta. The carrier noted that these will be aircraft under new contracts and not from the SkyUp fleet

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