Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that initiates the dismissal of the General Director of Boryspil international airport Paul Ryabikina due to not signing the agreement with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair. He reported about it «Ukrainian truth».
Omeljan said that tomorrow will submit to the Cabinet the idea of his dismissal.
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.
July 5, 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, 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 they were cancelling 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 the airlines with high fares (mentioned, in particular, the company «Ukraine International airlines») and has deprived Ukrainians of the access to cheap European fares.
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 triggers the dismissal of the General Director of the Boryspil Ryabikina 11.07.2017