SkyUp, the Ukrainian Airline that was rebuilt after the Russian invasion has one of its aircraft destroyed in Sudan on Saturday

Statement from the SkyUp team about the situation with the plane in Sudan

What’s going on
On April 15, the fighting began in Sudan. Currently, the operation of an emergency radio lighthouse is known on one of our two planes located at the airport of Khartoum city. At the moment it is impossible to determine the condition of the aircraft and possible damage. Sudan currently has 36 of our employees. They are in a relatively safe place, they are connected.

Why the company’s planes are now in Sudan
Our aircraft are in Sudan under ACMI contract with Sun Air. They have been operating flights to Cairo (Egypt), Riyadh and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) since early 2023

What measures are we taking
Our main task now is to arrange safe stay for our staff and help them leave the country as soon as possible. We are doing this together with the Embassy of Ukraine in Egypt, the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Sudan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and other state structures.
We will be sure to report the solution as soon as possible.

Regarding Situation with the Staff and Aircraft in Sudan

What’s happening
On April 15, hostilities began in Sudan. Currently, it is known about the activation of Emergency Locator Transmitter (ЕLT) on one of the two our planes, which are located at the airport of the city of Khartoum. As of now, it is impossible to determine the possible damage to the aircraft. The 36 our employees, who stay in the country, are currently in relatively safe locations. We keep in touch with them.

Why are the company’s aircraft in Sudan now
Our planes are in Sudan under an ACMI contract with Sun Air. Since the beginning of 2023, they have operated flights to Cairo (Egypt), Riyadh, and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

What measures do we take
Our main task now is to organize safe conditions for our employees and help them leave the country as soon as possible. We work on this together with the Embassy of Ukraine in Egypt, the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Sudan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and other public institutions.
We will inform you when the situation is resolved.

Source: skyup.aero/en/news/oficijna-zayava-skyup-shodo-situaciyi-zi-spivrobitnikami-ta-litakami-u-hartumi_457

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