The Ukrainian airline Skyline Express, formerly known as Azur Air Ukraine, has resumed flights after a year-long suspension, as reported by avianews.com.
The carrier, under its new name, has begun operating flights from Europe to resort destinations on its recently acquired Boeing 757-300 aircraft with the registration UR-SLE.
According to the online radar Flightradar24, this airliner on 26 May conducted flights between the Polish cities of Katowice and Warsaw, and the Bulgarian resort town of Burgas.
The renaming of Azur Air Ukraine may be linked to the owners' desire to continue the operation of the Ukrainian airline without it being associated with russia.
Azur Air continues to operate in russia, upon which Western sanctions have been imposed. This carrier operates flights to Turkey.
Originally, Azur Air Ukraine was named UTair-Ukraine and functioned as a subsidiary of the russian airline UTair. In 2015, structures of Anex Tour purchased the airline, and it received the name Azur Air Ukraine.
Background. Skyline Express has become the fourth Ukrainian airline to resume passenger flights after the russian incursion into Ukraine.
Other companies also charter flights with SkyUp and Windrose. Previously, this list included MAU, but it has since suspended its operations.