SkyUp Airlines orders five Boeing 737 MAX airplanes worth $624 million
March 20, 2018: Ukrainian-based SkyUp Airlines recently placed a firm order for five 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $624 million. The order includes two Boeing 737 MAX 8 and three Boeing 737 ??? 10 jets.
“Distinctive dispatch reliability, low operational costs, and passenger comfort were the main factors for choosing Boeing 737 MAX,” said Eugeny Khainatsky, general director, SkyUp Airlines.
“We are confident that this purchase will give us a competitive advantage, thanks to the unparalleled performance of the 737 MAX family, and the MAX 10’s unbeatably low cost per seat mile,” said Khainatsky.
Based in Kiev, SkyUp is a new airline, which plans to begin charter operations in April, with leased next-generation Boeing 737 airplanes. The MAX airplanes is expected to meet future demand for SkyUp Airlines in the Ukrainian market.
“We are honored to partner with SkyUp Airlines. We welcome them as the 95th customer of the Boeing 737 MAX,” said 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,” said Bentrott.
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer customers with exceptional performance, lower operating costs and additional range to open up new destinations in the single-aisle market.
The 737 MAX is powered with the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.