The Ukrainian airline SkyUp performed its first flight on the Kyiv-Lviv route.

The airline announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

“We have launched flights between Kyiv and Lviv, two Ukrainian cities with populations of at least 1 million. Ukrainians have long wanted a comfortable air link between these cities, and we have provided it. Today, our passengers have been able to appreciate the benefits of the flight: UAH 508, one hour, a convenient and modern airplane, and beginning the weekend in one’s beloved city. We will continue to develop domestic air links because this is one of the priority areas of our strategy," SkyUp Airlines’ CEO Yevhen Khainatskyi said.

Flights on the Kyiv-Lviv route will be operated twice a week (on Thursdays and Sundays) until October 26. The number of flights will increase to four per week (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) on October 27.

As the CFTS reported, the airline carried more than 1.2 million passengers in the period of January-September this year. The airline transported 168,900 passengers on 1,029 flights in September alone.