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SkyUp Airlines is a relatively new Ukrainian airline that was founded in 2016 and began flying operations in May 2018. It offers charter services and is classed as a low-cost airline.

The airline is based in Ukraine, with 3 base operating airports Kharkiv International Airport, Boryspil International Airport and Odesa International Airport.

The airline’s plan for its first operational year was to operate international charter flights to popular summer destinations, in addition to scheduled flights to Ukrainian domestic flights. SkyUp Airlines also plans to have some cooperation agreements with Ukraine International Airlines.

Baggage Policy

There are different baggage policies for both checked and carry-on bags.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one piece of free hand luggage up to 7kg. This item must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm.

In addition, passengers can take with them onboard a personal item, such as a coat, umbrella, book or child’s travel cradle.

Checked Baggage

Passengers flying with SkyUp Airlines are also allowed 1 x 23kg of checked luggage, free of charge.

SkyUp Airlines Check-In

Passengers can't currently check-in online for their flight with SkyUp Airlines.

Online Check-in

There is currently no opportunity for passengers to check-in online for their flight with SkyUp Airlines. Keep checking back to see the latest updates with SkyUp Airlines check-in.

Airport Check-in

At the airport, the check-in desk for SkyUp Airlines opens 2-3 hours before the flight is due to depart. This check-in desk will then close 45 minutes before the flight departure time.

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Destinations that SkyUp Airlines flies to

SkyUp Airlines flies to many short-haul destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These destinations include charter, seasonal or scheduled services and include destinations like Nice, Corfu, Bergamo, Turin, Faro, Poprad, Alicante, Colombo etc.

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Kharkiv International Airport

Kharkiv International Airport is Kharkiv’s international airport, Ukraine’s second-largest city. The airport was opened in 1954 and currently serves Wizz Air and Ukraine International Airlines as a focus city.

In addition to this, there are a number of airlines that operate services from this airport; Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, But a Airways, Belavia, Georgian Airways and LOT Polish Airlines.

SkyUp Airlines Fleet

SkyUp Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft including these models, the -800NG, -700NG and -900ER. These are all efficient short and medium haul aircraft with good safety records.

Flying with a Pet

Luckily, SkyUp is an animal lover airline and therefore allows the transportation of both dogs and cats onboard its flights. SkyUp must be notified no later than 24 hours for the transportation of animals in the cabin as it's important the airline accounts for the amount of animals onboard at any one time. Pets can also be transported in the baggage compartment and they can be paid for either online or at the check-in desk.

It's important to note that paying for your pooch to join you on your flight will be cheaper online than at the airport.

Flying with Children

When flying with SkyUp Airlines, children are categorised into two different ages: Infant (up to 2 yrs) and Child (2-12 yrs). Children and infants are entitled to hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg and no larger than the dimensions of 40x30x20cm.

Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years of age may travel as unaccompanied minors. When booking the flight, it's important that you request the accompaniment of a child, this has a cost of EUR60.

SkyUp Airlines News

12th June 2018

SkyUp Airlines add two more aircraft to its fleet

SkyUp Airlines will take in two new aircraft this month. The airline has received one A330-200 aircraft which it will wet-lease from Egyptian airline, Air Leisure, and has already used to operate services from 9th June 2018. The second aircraft is a B737-600, which it will receive later in the month.

These two new aircraft will join its fleet which currently consists of two B737-800s which fly between Ukraine and the Mediterranean. SkyUpAirlines has a further two B737 MAX 8s and three B737 MAX10s on order which are expected to be delivered in the next five years.

10th April 2018

SkyUp Airlines receives brand-new aircraft

SkyUp Airlines has received its first plane, a B737-800, according to Skyliner Aviation. The aircraft was delivered from storage at Marana via Quebéc and Reykjavik to Istanbul, Turkey. The Privately owned Ukrainian low-cost carrier is expecting two more aircraft to enter its fleet this year. SkyUp Airlines has a rapid expansion plan to take it through to 2022 seeing its fleet grows every year. The international flights operated by the new airline will focus on typical leisure destinations for the time being. Countries such as Italy and Bulgaria will be serviced on behalf of the company's parent, tour operator, JoinUp! SkyUp Airlines will also service passengers wishing to take domestic routes. Eventually, the company plans to develop a strong network of low-cost European flights.

Frequently asked questions

Does SkyUp Airlines fly to Istanbul?

Unfortunately, SkyUp Airlines does not fly to Istanbul, however, they do fly to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, other regions in Turkey.

Can I make a SkyUp Airlines reservation?

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Does SkyUp Airlines allow online check-in?

SkyUp Airlines doesn't currently allow passengers the option to check in for their flight online. Check-in must be complete once arrive at the airport.