Negotiations with the airline Ryanair to start work in Ukraine can be completed in a few weeks. This was stated by Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian, the TV channel «inter» on the evening of 16 July.
«Today, we have a common position of the President, Prime Minister, Ministry of infrastructure and Borispol airport that we resume negotiations, and they must be successfully completed,» – said the Minister.
He expressed the hope that the low-cost airline will begin flights from Lviv and Kiev in September 2017.
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, 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 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.
July 13, Ryabikin announced the resumption of negotiations with the European airline.
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 said that the negotiations with Ryanair can be completed in a few weeks 17.07.2017