Start-Ups SkyUp Airlines orders five Boeing 737 MAX

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Ukrainian Start-Up airline SkyUp has ordered five Boeing 737 MAX 10. The airline will become the first customer in Eastern Europe to order the MAX 10 model.

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The deal includes two Boeing 737 MAX 8 and three 737 MAX 10. According to Boeing, the order is valued at $625 million at list prices. SkyUp is the 95th customer of Boeing´s MAX series and hopes to satisfy the demand in the Ukrainian market.

SkyUp Airlines is headquartered and based in Kiev, Ukraine. Operations are expected to start in April 2018 with leased Boeing 737 aircraft. SkyUp will provide charter services in the Ukraine.

Eugeny Khainatsky, General Director of SkyUp Airlines said: “Distinctive dispatch reliability, low operational costs and passenger comfort were the main factors for choosing the 737 MAX. [...] We are confident that this purchase will give us a competitive advantage thanks to the unparalleled performance of the Boeing 737 MAX family, and the MAX 10’s unbeatable low cost per seat mile.”

“We are honored to partner with SkyUp Airlines. We welcome them as the 95th customer of the 737 MAX,” added Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, Africa and Middle East, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are confident that our 737s will help this new airline establish a robust position in the Ukrainian market and grow their presence and route network.”

Boeing´s 737 MAX are powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and feature new winglets, a new interior and bigger screens on the flight deck. The aircraft is also said to be more efficient. To date, the MAX series has 95 customers, with more than 4,300 aircraft ordered.

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