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Ukraine's largest Boeing: fourth aircraft evacuated from Boryspil since full-scale invasion

19 December, 2023 Tuesday
18:55

On 19 December 2023, a Boeing 777-300 aircraft made a maintenance flight from Boryspil Airport (KBP) to an airport in Europe despite the closed skies over Ukraine

This was reported by the press service of Boryspil Airport on Facebook.

The technical refueling was carried out at the request of the operator, the Ukrainian airline Skyline Express, formerly Azur Air Ukraine.

The airport noted that the flight was operated without passengers or cargo on board and in compliance with flight safety standards in force at the time of the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.

"This is the fourth successful flight from Boryspil Airport since the beginning of the war. Even with the closure of the airspace, Boryspil Airport remains focused on ensuring operational readiness and financial stability, in particular, in terms of infrastructure maintenance and maintaining personnel certification," the airport's press service said.

According to flightradar24, the airliner with the tail number UR-AZR took off from Boryspil and landed at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport in France a few hours later.

There is only one Boeing 777-300 in the airline's fleet. It was manufactured in 2007 and can carry 531 passengers, which is a record for Ukraine.

It should be noted that Skyline Express, formerly known as Azur Air Ukraine, now operates flights in Europe. It resumed flights in May 2023 after more than a year-long break.

Earlier, three more planes were evacuated from Boryspil. On December 20, 2022, Turkey evacuated two Airbus A400 military transport aircraft. And on April 4, 2023, Ukrainian airline SkyUp managed to move a Boeing 737-800 from Boryspil Airport to Romania.

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