Starting March 20, 2020, SkyUp Airlines will operate a series of non-scheduled commercial special flights to allow Ukrainians and foreigners with a residency permit to return home from abroad. On each direction a single tariff is fixed. Tickets are already available on the airline's website and in the agent network.
How the flight schedule is organized
The flights will be operated in agreement with the state institutions - the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. As of today, flights to Kyiv from the following cities are scheduled as follows:
UPDATED ON 03/26/2020
03/19/2020 - Vienna
03/20/2020 - Larnaca, Zurich, Istanbul
03/21/2020 - Paris (Beauvais), Alicante, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Istanbul
03/22/2020 - Prague, Tbilisi, Lisbon, Munich, Tallinn, Istanbul, Madrid, Oslo, Budapest, Malta
03/23/2020 - Naples, Paris (Beauvais), Frankfurt, London, Warsaw, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, Colombo
03/24/2020 - Prague, Berlin, Munich, Paris (Beauvais), London, Frankfurt, Alicante, Stockholm, Zagreb, Istanbul, Colombo, Male, Lisbon, Delhi, Vienna
03/25/2020 - Prague, Yerevan, Paris (Beauvais), Tenerife, Malaga, Berlin, Hamburg, Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Munich, Doha, Delhi, Warsaw
03/26/2020 - Prague, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Larnaca, Istanbul, Naples, Tel Aviv, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Almaty, Antalya, Tel Aviv, Vilnius
03/27/2020 - Antalya, Frankfurt, Prague, Berlin, Stockholm, Tallinn, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Istanbul, London, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Vilnius, Vienna, Almaty, Doha
03/28/2020 - Prague, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Vilnius, London, Minsk
03/29/2020 - Prague, Zurich, Berlin, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Minsk
03/30/2020 - Prague, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Minsk, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Barcelona
03/31/2020 - Hamburg, Prague, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Minsk, Tel Aviv
UPDATED 03/23/2020. Ticket selling is open for special flights Prague - Lviv, scheduled for 03/24/2020, 03/26/2020, 03/27/2020 and 03/28/2020
Flights from other cities will be operated if needed, after the information about citizens who wish to return to Ukraine is received.
All tickets for each specific direction will be subject to a single preferential tariff. The cost of the ticket includes one piece of checked baggage up to 23 kg. All information about the timetable, the cost of the ticket and the conditions of its purchase are available on skyup.aero.
These flights are first of all provided for citizens of Ukraine and foreigners who have a residence permit in Ukraine (temporary or permanent) who have not managed to return to Ukraine before the official air traffic ban.
Flights from Kyiv will be operated without passengers except for flights to Prague, Tbilisi and Paris (Beauvais). Tickets for these flights can be purchased by foreigners.
UPDATED. Attention of foreign citizens who wish to take flights with departure from Kiev. Their list has been expanded:
03/20/2020 - Larnaca, Zurich
03/21/2020 - Berlin
03/22/2020 - Tbilisi, Prague, Madrid
03/23/2020 – Naples
You can find more information in our separate message.
Security measures taken on special flights from Europe: what happens to the crew, aircraft and passengers
Crew. The crew is provided with protective masks, gloves and disinfectants. Crew members do not leave the aircraft in the quarantine zone, so they have no need to self-isolate.
Airplane. In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, after performing all flights, preventive disinfection is carried out on board. After this, the aircraft is aired and is cleaned out.
Passengers. During the flight, passengers fill out special questionnaires: they answer questions about their place of stay and leave their contacts – name, surname, phone number and address of residence.
Upon arrival in Ukraine, passengers undergo the temperature screening and the medical examination at the airport.
For more information on other safety measures applied to passengers upon arrival in Ukraine, please contact the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
SkyUp Airlines' position on organizing flights to return Ukrainians
The flights organized in order to return Ukrainian citizens from abroad are managed by the airline with its own resources. Ticket prices are set at the lowest rate that an airline can apply to offset the cost of operating flights.
We have a strong civil position, which is why we have offered the government our assistance, as this is one of the best options for resolving the situation of returning Ukrainians back home. The relevant government institutions have supported us and assisted in obtaining the appropriate permits to operate these flights and in disseminating information regarding them.
We are a socially responsible company, and we understand that only in combining efforts of the state, business and civil society can we face today's challenges. We are doing our best to help return citizens who are currently abroad.