Bees Airline received an operating licence from Ukraine‘s State Aviation Administration on 12-Mar-2021 and operated its first charter service on 18-Mar-2021. Its director general Yevhen Khainatsky stated the airline aims to commence regular operations by the end of Apr-2021, ahead of holidays in May-2021 (Interfax Ukraine/avianews.com/ctfs.org.ua, 19-Mar-2021). The airline is seeking route approvals from Ukraine‘s State Aviation Administration. Mr Khainatsky said the carrier is considering domestic services and destinations in the Caucasus region, including Armenia and Georgia. Bees Airline has registered two Boeing 737-800s and expects to receive its third in May-2021 and fourth in Jun-2021. The airline intends to operate at least six aircraft in 2022.