SkyUp Airlines, which leases its planes to foreign airlines because of the impossibility of operating flights from Ukraine, continues work on creating a new airline in the EU.

The airline company’s CEO Dmytro Seroukhov announced this in an interview with the CFTS portal.

According to him, the new airline will be part of the SkyUp group, but it will not be a "representative office" of SkyUp.

"I want to emphasize that it will be a separate legal entity with a separate staff, separate planes, and its own air operator's certificate. That is, a full-fledged airline with all post holders, procedures, manuals, licenses, and certificates," he said.

However, he added he could not yet name the country in which the new airline will be registered. According to him, there is also currently no clear understanding of the date of creation of the new airline, but he predicted SkyUp would reach the finishing line in the creation of its European "subsidiary" within a few months.

He also confirmed that SkyUp will operate flights for the newly established tour operator Join UP! Romania. Flights will be operated to the destinations that are in demand in that country: Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

Regarding wet leasing of aircraft, the Ukrainian airline currently provides its planes to such companies as Wizz Air, SmartWings, Freebird, Corendon, Tailwind, Air Albania, etc.