SkyUp launches a charter program of flights from Ukraine to the south of Sri Lanka


On December 28, 2021, the Ukrainian airline SkyUp Airlines made its first flight from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to Hambantota Airport. The charter flight program will last until March 17, 2022 and will provide only the option of a 10-day round-trip departing from Kyiv.

The flight lasts 10 hours 40 minutes and provides a technical stop at Sharjah Airport (UAE). Flights will be operated 4 times a week – on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

From Ukraine to Sri Lanka:

Resort destinations with a warm climate are especially popular among Ukrainian tourists, including Sri Lanka. After a nine-month lockdown in Sri Lanka, Ukrainians became the first tourists to visit the island on a SkyUp flight in late 2020.

According to the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, the number of Ukrainians traveling to Sri Lanka is growing every year: if in 2020 the island was visited by 1.7 thousand Ukrainian tourists, in the first half of 2021 this number was more than 2.5 thousand people, who flew to rest in Sri Lanka. They are attracted by incredible beaches, exotic greenery, and the soothing sound of ocean waves.

Sky services:

 SkyUp offers its passengers several fare plans for travel: Basic (hand luggage up to 9 kg, possibility to check in for a flight 2 days before departure), Standard (2 pieces of hand luggage and luggage up to 23 kg, flight check-in 15 days before departure and 10% discount on all additional services) and Flex (2 pieces of hand luggage, luggage up to 32 kg, check-in 30 days before departure or free at the airport, 20% discount on additional services).

The possibility of changing the departure date will add confidence in the planning of the trip: passengers who buy tickets at Standard and Flex fares can change the departure date conveniently and profitably. A special button ‘Change departure date’ works in the personal account of the passenger registered on the website.

The departure date in the Standard fare can be changed once with a surcharge, in the Flex fare the change of the departure date is free of charge three times for one flight. You can also change the departure date with a surcharge in case of no-show. Read more about all the conditions here.

Check in for a flight easily on the website and order additional services (seat selection, extra luggage, menu, etc.) By buying tickets on SkyUp you can also take out insurance with our partner, insurance company VUSO: insure your health, luggage, or flight.

And to make each trip even more enjoyable and delicious, SkyUp together with the international catering agency Do & CO have developed a special menu that will make you feel like you’re in a restaurant.

SkyBox for all tastes, as well as special menus are available: muslim, vegetarian, dietary, kosher. And for little passengers, SkyUp has prepared a Kids Box with a delicious main course and a delicious dessert. Check out the variety of flavors and assortment here.

SkyUp Airlines:

SkyUp Airlines is a private Ukrainian airline, the ultimate beneficiaries of which are Tetiana, Yuriy, and Oleksandr Alba. The company works on a hybrid model – operates charter flights and scheduled flights.

The flight program includes more than 60 international destinations from Kyiv and the regions – Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, and Lviv. The network of routes covers Europe, North Africa, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

The carrier’s fleet includes 15 Boeing 737 medium-haul aircraft with an average age of 13 years. The air carrier was the first in Ukraine to equip its aircraft with bifurcated wing tips – Split Scimitar® winglets to save fuel and improve aerodynamics. In a year, an aircraft with such winglets saves 225,000 liters of fuel and reduces carbon emissions by 568 tons.

According to the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, the carrier is one of the five largest in the country in terms of passenger traffic. In terms of the network growth rate in 2018-2019, SkyUp Airlines became one of the most dynamic airlines in Europe according to the British newspaper The Anker Report. According to internal statistics, from 2018 to 2020, the airline carried a total of more than 3 million passengers, and in 2021 this figure was more than 2.5 million people.

More up-to-date information about the airline’s activities on the official website, on the SkyUp Airlines Facebook page and on the Instagram account.

Travel safely and discover the world with SkyUp!