Working around the EU’s travel barriers, Ukraine’s SkyUp undertook 1,419 flights in May, a record for the 3-year-old airline.

Almost three quarters of the low cost airline’s 209,924 passengers flew on charter flights, largely to Egypt and Turkey, the airline reports. Ukraine will provide almost 20% of the 8 million tourists expected to visit Egypt this year, Egyptian ambassador Ayman Ahmed Mokhtar Elgammal tells Interfax-Ukraine.