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SkyUp™ history: 6 years of innovation and discovery

SkyUp™ history: 6 years of innovation and discovery

20 May 2024
Dmytro Seroukhov

Dmytro Sieroukhov
General Director of SkyUp Airlines


  In just 6 years of activity, we have gone through so many challenges and areas of turbulence that there would be enough for a collection of interesting cases. We started flying shortly before the pandemic, survived when the sky closed for passenger transportation, and managed to save the team and business when a full-scale war began. We are not stopping now and are developing our brand on the international market. Last year, SkyUp Airlines became one of the twenty largest ACMI service providers in Europe, and we continue to strengthen our position. We opened the markets in the USA and Canada, received registration in the IOSA programme, and are considering opportunities for new partnerships. Where we are now and what we have managed to achieve despite the terrible circumstances of the war, we owe to our incredible team. I believe in our indomitable people, in our country, and in our defenders. Everything will be Ukraine, and Ukrainian aviation, hardened by challenges, will be reborn stronger and more durable after the victory. 



  • Top 10 most dynamic European airlines by route network growth rate in 2018-2019 (Anker Report)
  • The company's team has grown to more than 450 people
  • The fleet has grown to 10 aircraft
  • The first in Ukraine began to equip aircraft with Split Scimitar® winglets to save fuel and improve aerodynamics



2022Strategic Shift

  • Became a European provider of ACMI solutions
  • General Director of SkyUp Airlines Dmytro Seroukhov is the most effective executive in the European air travel market — aeroTELEGRAPH Together with UNITED24, we collected €10,000 for medical needs and "dressed" one of the planes in a special The Power of Freedom livery to popularize the initiative and support of Ukraine in the world
  • Together with FC Shakhtar, we raised over €1 million for volunteer organizations, doctors, and war-affected children


  • European operator's certificate
  • Top 20 largest ACMI service providers in Europe (ch-aviation)
  • Foreign air carrier certificate FAR129 for flights to/from the USA and FAOC for flights to/from Canada
  • Special operation to rescue citizens of Ukraine from the Gaza Strip
  • Barrier-free travel — joint with the Join UP! tour operator project for children with autism spectrum disorders


  • SkyUp Airlines obtained registration in IOSA
  • Six years in figures:


54 844


8 321 120

Countries / Routes

71 /1 548




1 200 People


*According to the data of internal statistics SkyUp™