Ryanair ready to takeoff in Ukraine

Business in Ukraine -- Ryanair ready to takeoff in Ukraine

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On 23 March, the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair, which operates an extensive network across Europe, announced eleven new routes to Kyiv and five routes to Lviv for the upcoming winter season. The previous schedule presented in 2017 was cancelled because the airline failed to enter into a contract with Boryspil International Airport located 29 km (18 miles) east of Kyiv.

In September 2018, Ryanair opens its first route connecting Kyiv and Berlin (Germany). The aircraft of the low-cost airline start to be operated two months earlier than it was initially planned. The flights will be operated four times a week from Boryspil International Airport. Ticket sales on the Ryanair website started on 6 April. The first tickets for the flight from Kyiv-Boryspil to Berlin-Schönefeld cost EUR 26.99. The low-cost airline intends to operate four weekly flights – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This makes Berlin the first of 11 Ryanair destinations connected with the Ukrainian capital.

Moreover, the Ukrainian capital (Boryspil International Airport) will in future be connected with 7 countries in Europe (Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, and Spain). On these routes, flights will be operated starting from October. The western Ukrainian city of Lviv will be connected with 3 European countries (Germany, Great Britain, and Poland). The flights will also start to be operated in October.

According to the airline representatives, another four to five Ukrainian airports will be added in the coming years. After that, Ryanair may even operate domestic flights within Ukraine. Currently, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Dnipro are being taken into consideration.

Ryanair is considering opening a data center and an aircraft maintenance facility in Ukraine, which most likely will employ Ukrainian workers. Furthermore, Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of the budget airline, pointed out that more than half of the employees working at the Irish low-cost airport maintenance facility in Wroclaw, Poland, are Ukrainian nationals.

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