The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine issued an air operator's certificate to the newly established Bees Airline on March 12, thus granting the airline the right to operate flights, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Avianews website.

According to the report, the airline already has one airplane in Ukraine. The airplane is a Boeing 737-800 airliner that was previously operated by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). It was manufactured in 2010. The airliner will begin transporting passengers on the Kyiv – Sharm el-Sheikh charter route on March 18 and the Kyiv – Marsa Alam route on March 19.

A second Boeing 737-800 airline that was manufactured in 2010 is currently being repainted in Europe. It will arrive in Ukraine after receiving a new livery.

Bees Airline plans to take delivery of two additional aircraft in May to expand its fleet to four airliners.

As the CFTS portal reported, Bees Airline’s first two aircraft were registered in Ukraine in February.

The airline will be based at the Kyiv airport.