Bees Airlines, a new airline that uses the name and style of the Ukrainian Bees Airline, has been launched in Romania.

The only difference in the names is the letter “s,” the CFTS portal reports, citing the publication Avianews.

According to the information on the website of the new airline, it is currently undergoing certification and expects to perform its first flight from the Romanian capital Bucharest in the spring of 2024.

The Romanian Bees Airlines intends to operate international charter flights to cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa, using a 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

According to airfleets.net, an aircraft and airline information website, Bees Airlines is preparing to put into service an Airbus A320 with registration YR-BUZ. It was manufactured in 2003 and previously flew in Britain and Australia.

As reported, in February 2022, lessors demanded that Bees Airline take all its aircraft out of Ukraine. The airline's fleet included four Boeing 737-800s owned by the American companies San Clemente Leasing LLC and Bank of Utah. At the time, the airline said that the lessors would allow the planes to be returned to Ukraine after a de-escalation of the situation related to military risks.

However, in August 2022, the airline was stripped of its air operator's certificate because of its inability to "operate at least two aircraft". In particular, the relevant order signed by the head of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, Oleksandr Bilchuk, stated that the airline's air operator's certificate No. UA 059 had been revoked and must be returned to the administration along with the operational specifications.

Bees Airline said it considered the State Aviation Administration's decision to revoke its air operator's certificate unjustified. The airline added that allowing it to keep its air operator's certificate did not pose a danger to aviation and there was no need to revoke it.