In addition to the recently obtained FAR129 certificate for operation in the USA, SkyUp is now able to operate in Canada as well. The FAOC, or foreign air carrier certificate, allows the Ukrainian airline to provide ACMI services and perform charter flights from other countries to Canada.
"We are extremely grateful for the trust and support Transport Canada has given us during the approval process. We are glad to have the opportunity to work in this important market for us and to offer Canadian airlines and partners our experience and capabilities to meet the growing demand for travel," says Dmytro Seroukhov, General Director of SkyUp Airlines.
SkyUp has received permits for nine aircraft in its fleet to perform international flights to Canada. These are seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft: UR-SQQ, UR-SQG, UR-SQP, UR-SQC, UR-SQF, UR-SQB, UR-SQO; as well as two Boeing 737-700 aircraft: UR-SQE and UR-SQD.
As part of the certification, the carrier also received a charter permit (permission to perform non-scheduled flights) and a CBSA carrier code (a carrier code from the Canada Border Services Agency). According to the certificate received, we can perform charter flights and provide ACMI services in Canadian airspace.
SkyUp began to provide ACMI services to commercial airlines in mid-April 2022. As of June 2023, according to the ACMI Contract Monitor report from ch-aviation, the carrier entered the list of the top 20 ACMI providers and the list of providers with the largest ACMI contracts.