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‘Resilient’ Ukrainian airline SkyUp ready for restart with IBS Software platform

Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines will work with IBS Software to run its commercial operations as it gears up to restart full-scale operations.

The country’s largest airline was forced to temporarily become an ACMI lease and charter operator following the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year.

But is has now set up a Maltese subsidiary, SkyUp Malta, and been granted an Air Operator Certificate that will allow it to operate anywhere in Europe.

IBS Software will provide the airline a digitally native Passenger Services System (PSS) so that it can provide a more flexible and modern ecommerce experience to customers.

The developer’s cloud and New Distribution Capability (NDC) PSS platform will enable SkyUp to react to changing market conditions, and dynamically price fares and ancillary services in all distribution channels.

It will also allow SkyUp to run both its core airline and Maltese subsidiary from one platform, enabling the airline to feed its in-house tour operator and expanding partner network of travel agencies via its direct channel.

Lyudmyla Slobodianiuk, chief commercial officer of SkyUp Airlines, said: “We are excited to partner with IBS Software, a like-minded partner with innovation at its core, to power the restart of our commercial operations.

“IBS Software’s cloud-native PSS will provide the platform for us to move quickly and adapt to changing market conditions. We are convinced the partnership will be an important foundation for future success.”

Benjamin Simmons, vice president and regional head of Europe and Africa at IBS Software, added:

“We are delighted to be selected by SkyUp Airlines to power the restart of commercial operations.

“It is an honour to work with such a resilient and innovative airline as it continues to transform its business to overcome the adversity of both Covid and war.

By supporting its commitment to replace legacy systems with next generation technology to serve its customers, we look forward to supporting SkyUp as it starts a new and exciting chapter in its history.”

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