Ryanair to fly from Boryspil starting Sept 1: Deal reached

Europe`s largest low-cost air carrier Ryanair has reached an agreement with the management of Ukraine`s largest state-owned international airport Boryspil and Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv regarding its flight schedule for the current year, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said at a government meeting.

”I would like to inform everyone that yesterday Ryanair had successful talks with the management of Boryspil and Lviv airports. The position of both president and prime minister is the same; that is, we must introduce cheap air transportation for Ukrainians,” Omelyan said.

Earlier, head of Boryspil international airport Pavlo Ryabikin voiced the opinion that budget airlines should be attracted to Hostomel [Antonov International Airport], rather than Boryspil.

Earlier, on March 15, Europe`s largest low-cost air carrier Ryanair announced the launch of flights from Kyiv and Lviv starting October 30, 2017. However, due to the high demand for tickets, the airline announced the shift in the schedule for certain flights, in particular, from Lviv to Berlin, to earlier dates in September 2017. Ryanair then clarified that the flights would be performed from Kyiv, namely from Boryspil international airport, while the future flights from Kyiv international airport (Zhulyany) were considered as well.

Later Ryabikin claimed that Boryspil International Airport had not yet signed a cooperation agreement with Ryanair.

Memo. Boryspil international airport is a state-owned enterprise that provides 55% of air transportation in Ukraine. The airport is the base for the largest national carrier, Ukraine International Airlines.

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