Ukraine Crisis: SkyUp Performs Humanitarian Flights Through December

The tailplane of a Ukraine SkyUp Boeing 737
Cityswift - Ireland, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Through the closing weeks of December 2022, Ukraine air operator SkyUp Airlines, commissioned by charitable organizations and foundations, has performed several humanitarian charter flights to support and strengthen Ukraine and Ukrainians.

Among the passengers were combat medics and citizens forced to leave the country due to hostilities. In addition, the carrier brought in important cargo — generators and medicines.

Together with the “Kharkiv with you” Foundation, as a part of the Power of People project, the airline brought 100 doctors from Chisinau to Stockholm, including 40 medics from the war zone on a rehabilitation mission.

The airline operated this flight on a plane with the UNITED24 livery.

SkyUp also helped 96 Ukrainians who were forced to seek asylum abroad due to the war in their native country to leave for Lisbon.

The flight was commissioned by the Association of Ukrainian Refugees UAPT with the support and sponsorship of other companies.

Back from the Portuguese capital, our plane also came full of generators, medicines, and other essential stuff. The flight arrived in Chisinau, and all things were later transported to Ukraine.

SkyUp CEO statement

Dmytro Syeroukhov, CEO of SkyUp said:

“As a Ukrainian air carrier, it is important for us to remain useful to our home country, so we are always open to partnerships with national and international organizations that seek for passenger or cargo air transportation to the airports closest to the border of Ukraine.”

“We are also sincerely grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, and representatives of all state bodies for their assistance in organizing these flights.”

“And special thanks to Viktor Puharskyi, the general agent of the SkyUp airline company in Portugal: we are surely proud of the effectiveness of our cooperation.”

The SkyUp airline will continue to operate flights that strengthen Ukraine, help save citizens’ lives, and bring our common victory closer.

The UNITED24 initiative

The SkyUp+UNITED24 aircraft was designed to achieve two major goals: to remind the whole world of the importance of supporting Ukraine, while making flights in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as to help raise funds for tactical first-aid kits for Ukrainian defenders.

SkyUp and Join UP! join the UNITED24 presidential initiative.

SkyUp Airlines created branded livery for one of their planes with the UNITED24 inscription, and a QR code for a fundraiser towards procuring first aid kits.

About SkyUp

SkyUp Airlines LLC is a Ukrainian charter and low-cost airline headquartered in Kyiv, which began its operation in May 2018.

During 2021, the airline carried 2,546,899 passengers, performed 15,962 flights, and transported 786.5 tons of cargo. Its staff is 1172 employees.

The airline operates from bases in Boryspil International Airport, Kharkiv International Airport, and Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv.

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