The failure of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair from entering the market in Ukraine will not affect the work of other airlines, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the former Deputy Minister of infrastructure Alexander cava.
«The reasons are several: policy, impact of monopoly and the absence of public positions in the management of the airport. The management of the state of the airport made every effort to the largest European low-cost airline did not go to the market of Ukraine. As with other low-cost airlines, they both fly, and will fly. After all, on the Ukrainian market they have their own stable passenger traffic. Ryanair refusal of access to the market of Ukraine will deprive our citizens of the opportunity to fly in the EU at affordable prices. That is the loser here, only the consumers. This is the most important thing,» said cava.
He emphasized that «Ukraine International airlines» will receive serious discounts at the airport «Borispol».
«On this basis, there is reason to believe that «Ukraine International airlines» was involved in the refusal of Ryanair from entering our market. Speaking about the cooperation with Irish low-cost carrier, Director of the airport «Borispol» Pavel Ryabikin said that the company would receive less profit. I’d like to hear from him how much the airport receives less from the «Ukraine International airlines» offered the airline discounts. It is the only airline that has in «Borispol» great discounts. For example, transfer passengers do almost for free provided them. Now somehow one-sidedly turns out. For the UIA we are willing to spend the money of state-owned enterprises, but when it comes to other airlines, then immediately tell us about some losses,» said cava.
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.
The Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian suggested that afterwards, the European low-cost airline announced the cancellation of flights to Ukraine.
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.
11 Jul Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a special meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of infrastructure, Ministry of justice, Boryspil airport, Association «Airports of Ukraine» of the Office to attract and support investment, 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.
Ryanair refusal of access to the market of Ukraine will deprive our citizens of the opportunity to fly in the EU at affordable prices – the former Deputy Minister of infrastructure cava 11.07.2017