Ukranian “SkyUp Airlines” Receives Compensation for Charred Plane at Khartoum Airport

Sudan Events – Talal Mudathir 

The Ukrainian “SkyUp Airlines” said that it had received insurance money in place of one of its planes that was destroyed last April at Khartoum Airport during clashes that took place between the Sudanese army and the rebel Rapid Support forces militia. The company lost two planes and the insurance company compensated the losses on one of them, while compensation on the other is ongoing.

Earlier, pictures of Khartoum International Airport published by Maxar Technologies on Twitter – taken via satellite – showed 14 aircrafts damaged to varying degrees as a result of the clashes.

The newspaper “Awianews” said that the remains of one of the planes in the pictures that were taken belong to the “Boeing 737-800” plane belonging to the Ukrainian airline company, and only charred wreckage remains of it.

Dmytro Syrokhov, CEO of SkyUp, said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine:
Saving people is the greatest victory in this situation after we initially withdrew all our employees. The planes are iron, the people are human, and everyone is alive and in good health, thank God.”

Two planes belonging to SkyUp Airlines were stationed in Sudan when the war began under an “ACMI” contract with “Sun Air” company since the beginning of 2023 and were operating flights to Cairo, Riyadh and Jeddah. “SkyUp” has been operating in Sudan since January 2022.

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