SkyUp has awarded Czech ground handling specialist Skyport a contract to handle its import and export cargo.
Skyport will handle cargo for the Prague-side of operations between Boryspil International, Ukraine, and Prague Vaclav Havel Airport, Czech Republic.
“The new contract looks very promising for both Skyport and SkyUp as demand for air cargo transportation on this route has existed for some time,” said Skyport’s chief executive officer David Adámek.
“The Ukraine market has been traditionally very strong in terms of cargo and mail volumes, and we are pleased to have been entrusted to partner with SkyUp to meet the growing needs of the cargo market in this region.”
Under the contract, which came into effect in October, Skyport said it expects to handle “all types of freight” from “general cargo and air mail to dangerous goods, pharma, live animals, and valuable cargo”.
SkyUp Airlines’ CEO Dmytro Seroukhov said: “We started cargo transportations in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and were among the first to re-equip our fleet of aircraft to bring medical cargo from china to Ukraine and the EU.
“Later we switched back to passenger flights, but further developed cargo transportation in the luggage compartments.
“We believe in the potential of this area, and our cooperation with Skyport is the next step towards growth together with our reliable partners.”