Negotiations with the airline Ryanair could resume within a month as soon as the problem will be solved with the management of the airport Borispol. This was stated by Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian in the broadcast channel «112 Ukraine».
«I am convinced that once the problem with the management of Boryspil will be resolved, these negotiations may be possible to recover within a month and go to the desired result. During the talks, Ryanair has clearly indicated that they are primarily interested in two key, in their opinion, the airports of Lviv and Boryspil. That is why we have a wide room for manoeuvre to attract other regional airports. In fact, all over the country two high-quality runway. Other runway need to be reconstructed», – the Minister said.
According to him, the current leadership of the Boryspil makes no sense to resume negotiations with the airline.
«At the time of appointment quality of the leadership of the Boryspil we can’t risk to enter into negotiations, which again will be blocked,» added Omeljan.
In mid-March, 2017 commercial Director of Ryanair, David O’brien said that the airline from October 2017 will carry out 15 flights per week from Kiev and 16 flights per week from Lviv. The cost of a flight to Europe from Ukraine had to be from €20.
On 5 July the Director of the airport Boryspil Paul Ryabikin said that it has signed an agreement with Ryanair, the text of the agreement sent to the main office of the airline.
«The agreement has been approved by all airport services and external auditors, who endorse all outgoing financial documents and contracts,» he said.
However, on 7 July, in Boryspil, said that some of the requirements of the low-cost carrier can result in the loss of the airport in the amount of 2 billion UAH a year.
July 10 Ryabikin said that Ryanair has put forward conditions that are unfavorable for the enterprise, and some, according to the Director of the airport, contrary to the Ukrainian legislation. He added that he will withdraw the signature under the contract if Ryanair will insist on their demands.
On 10 July, Ryanair said that it cancels flights to Ukraine because of the failure to the Boryspil airport of agreements reached by the company with the Ukrainian Ministry of infrastructure.
Omeljan said that triggers the dismissal of the leadership of the Boryspil due to not signing the agreement with Ryanair.
11 Jul Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a special meeting during which it was agreed to resume negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair.
Ryanair – Europe’s largest low-cost airline with headquarters in Dublin, the Irish. Ryanair is present in 34 countries and makes 1800 trips per day.
Omeljan: as soon As the problem with the management of Boryspil will be solved, it will be possible to resume negotiations with Ryanair 11.07.2017