Nova Poshta’s Supernova Airlines has received an operator certificate No. UA 062, which allows it to launch its own cargo flights.
The company’s press service reported that the first flight is scheduled for spring 2023.
"The fact that the company obtained permission to fly during a war is "an example of the invincibility of Ukrainians and a reminder to other businesses that right now is the best time to invest in Ukraine," stated Yaroslav Krasnozhon, director of Supernova Airlines.
The company has already leased two Antonov An-26 transport aircraft and is actively creating its own aircraft fleet.
Supernova Airlines will operate flights from European airports closest to Ukraine as long as Ukrainian skies are closed for flights. After the end of the war, Boryspil and Lviv airports should become the base airports.
The An-26 light transport airplane has a basic capacity of 5.5 tons and a practical range of 1,100 km. The An-26 was serially manufactured at the Antonov aviation plant in Kyiv. From 1969 to 1986, a total of 1,398 planes were built.
According to the company’s press service, Nova Poshta opened the first Nova Post freight office in Warsaw a week ago, which accepts parcels of up to 1,000 kg.