The event was attended by media representatives as well as tourism and aviation stakeholders who had the opportunity to learn about the future plans of the airline as well as discuss with its executives.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was founded in June 2017 and started operating in May 2018.
Since March 2019, SkyUp has begun direct flights between Larnaka and Kiev with two weekly flights Kiev - Larnaka - Kiev, while it also added two weekly flights to/from Kharkiv. Within only a year, SkyUp has transported more than 50,000 passengers in a total of 316 flights to and from Larnaka Airport.
SkyUp Airlines have announced the addition of more flights and new destinations in the summer of 2020. Flights to / from Kiev will increase to five per week, while the airline will fly twice to/from Kharkiv and Odessa and once to/from Zaporizhia every week.
“Ukrainian low-cost SkyUp Airlines began operating less than two years ago, and Larnaka was one of the first international destinations to be added to our flight schedule. SkyUp's first flight to Cyprus departed from Kyiv in March 2019. Just a month later, we started flying to the island from Kharkiv
. , in recognition of the island’s wider tourism prospects and the significant interest of Ukrainians. Through the successful cooperation with our Cypriot partners and the support of our strategic partner Join UP!, this upcoming season we will start flying to Larnaka from Zaporizhia and Odesa. I am proud of this achievement. I am certain that through this strong cooperation, we will continue to develop the region’s tourism sector.” commented Yevhen Khaynatsky, CEO of SkyUp Airlines.
Antonis Orthodoxou, Managing Director of Orthodoxou Aviation, which is SkyUp Airline’s General Sales Agent in Cyprus said: “We are very pleased that SkyUp has completed one year of operations in Cyprus, marking the first phase of our successful partnership with the airline. We are proud that SkyUp was high in the preferences of both the passengers and our partners, something which has been rewarded with the addition of new flights, confirming that we will continue our successful course together.”
On her part, Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager of Aviation Development, Marketing and Communication at Hermes Airports, said: "We are very happy with our partnership with SkyUp Airlines, which throughout this year has not only established itself, but is now expanding with the addition of new routes. Through this partnership, we have significantly enhanced Cyprus' connectivity with two popular Eastern European destinations and we are now looking forward to an even more productive partnership with the addition of flights to Odessa and Zaporizhia, from April onwards and for the entire summer."
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