Omeljan gave a «200% guarantee» that next year, Ryanair will go to Ukraine

Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced on the air «Direct» that the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will go to Ukraine next year.

«Next year is 200%. There will be a situation when low-cost airlines or Ryanair do not fly to Ukraine. All say unanimously: we understand that it will sooner or later. Our goal is to have it before,» – said the Minister.

According to the official, the «degree debate» about the work in Ukraine of low-cost airlines has decreased in the upper echelons of government and business.

«The whole world is moving towards reduction in cost of services, facilitation, and high quality. We are here to be integrated. We can’t be on his island and wait for some bananas or a pineapple falls on his head. Because this is not – we are not the climatic conditions,» 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 Boryspil Paul Ryabikin announced that it has signed an agreement with Ryanair. 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 the same day, Ryanair announced 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. The airline said that the Kiev airport chose to protect companies with high rates (mentioned, in particular, the company «Ukraine International airlines») and has deprived Ukrainians of the access to cheap European fares.

July 13, Ryabikin announced the resumption of negotiations with the European airline. November 17 Omeljan reported «good progress» in negotiations.

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 gave a «200% guarantee» that next year, Ryanair will go to Ukraine 27.12.2017

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