SkyUp Airlines Attends Boeing’s Airline Planning Workshop

Close-up of a SkyUp Airlines aircraft on the tarmac.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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SkyUp Airlines, a Ukrainian carrier, is investing in the future of its business and the development of its employees by participating in Boeing’s Airline Planning Workshop (APW).

This comprehensive training program, launched on March 14th, 2024, focuses on equipping SkyUp staff with the latest knowledge and best practices in modern airline management.

Airline Planning Workshop

Over 80 SkyUp employees are participating in the workshop, which covers a wide range of essential topics for successful airline operations.

These include airline business models, network and fleet planning, airline economics, aircraft performance, and the increasingly crucial area of sustainability.

Gaining a deeper understanding of these areas will be instrumental in improving SkyUp’s overall performance and positioning the airline for innovation when the Ukrainian civil aviation sector rebounds.

“We are continuously striving to expand our presence in the international market,” stated Dmytro Sieroukhov, General Director at SkyUp Airlines.

“Our partnership with Boeing will allow us to optimize our fleet operations and company practices according to the highest industry standards and emerging trends. This will ultimately translate into an enhanced travel experience for our valued passengers.”

The tailplane of a Ukraine SkyUp Boeing 737
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Supporting ACMI and Scheduled Services

Sieroukhov went on to express his appreciation for Boeing’s trust and support, which has been evident since SkyUp’s first flight five years ago.

He emphasized that training SkyUp’s team with Boeing’s expertise will significantly strengthen the airline’s competitive edge.

This supports operations as a European provider of ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) leasing solutions. The airline also fields operations and as passenger carrier.

The Airline Planning Workshop is designed as a collaborative forum. Participants from SkyUp will have the opportunity to directly engage with Boeing representatives.

This allows them to gain valuable insights into the aviation industry, best practices, and emerging trends.

A key objective of the program is to cultivate SkyUp’s current and future leadership. By empowering staff to make positive contributions, it boosts the airline’s long-term profitability and sustainability.

“By offering the workshop virtually, we’ve been able to extend this valuable opportunity to a larger group of SkyUp employees,” commented Paul Righi, Boeing’s vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Eurasia.

This initiative highlights Boeing’s commitment to supporting SkyUp’s growth and success in the years to come.

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About SkyUp Airlines

SkyUp Airlines is a Ukrainian charter and low-cost carrier established in 2018. Headquartered in Kyiv, the airline operates from three main hubs. These are Boryspil International Airport, Kharkiv International Airport, and Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport.

SkyUp has grown steadily, serving over 2.5 million passengers in 2021. It now offers flights to over 116 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Following the closure of Ukrainian airspace due to the ongoing conflict, SkyUp temporarily suspended passenger operations in February 2022.

However, the airline has actively contributed to humanitarian efforts by conducting evacuation and relief flights.

They have also continued operations through wet leasing. This is a practice where airlines lease out their aircraft along with crew for other carriers.

SkyUp’s participation in Boeing’s Airline Planning Workshop signifies their commitment to long-term growth and a successful future in the aviation industry.

SkyUp Airlines is making a strategic investment in its future by prioritizing employee development and embracing industry best practices. This strong foundation positions them well to play a leading role in the recovery and revitalization of Ukrainian civil aviation.


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Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines is one of the participants in Boeing's Airline Planning Workshop (APW), covering airline management practices.
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