As of February 2024, 152 aircraft registered in Ukraine are in operation worldwide.

The head of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, Oleksandr Bilchuk, stated this in a report, the CFTS portal reports.

The State Aviation Service noted that because of Russia's full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian airspace has been closed to civilian aircraft since 24 February 2022, except for those authorized to fly by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Therefore, aircraft with Ukrainian registration must currently operate outside Ukraine.

According to the State Aviation Service, 152 aircraft with valid Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC) were in operation in 2023. They were used for transporting commercial cargo and passengers for the World Food Program under contracts with the UN Mission in Africa, performing aerial operations (extinguishing forest fires, aerial photography, etc.), and transporting passengers.

According to the State Aviation Service, Ukrainian airlines carried 422,100 passengers in 2023 (down 57% compared with 2022), transported 42,700 tons of cargo and mail (down 33%), and operated 5,800 commercial flights (down 55%).

As previously reported, SkyUp Airlines has estimated that its aircraft carried over 1.5 million passengers in 2023.