Ryanair ‘to Launch Flights to Ukraine in 2017’
The biggest European low-cost airline Ryanair and four more airline carriers are expected to launch flights to Lviv International Airport starting from 2017, airport CEO Tetiana Romanovska said in an interview to Best Top-Managers of Ukraine magazine, Delo.ua reports.
Romanovska explains that these are four companies that used to flight to Lviv but abandoned these routes – Czech Airlines, AirBaltic, Belavia and WizzAir. Ryanair will be a new entrant.
This time, the Irish low-cost airline does not request a 100% service discount. "They promise to pay us. So far, we don’t know the exact amount, as the talks are ongoing," she said.
She believes that the first Ryanair flights could connect Lviv and Polish airports, as the agreement between Ukraine and Poland to liberalize the air transportation market is in force.
David O'Brien, Chief Commercial Officer at Ryanair, confirmed talks with Lviv airport. "We do conduct talks with Lviv. But for us, Ukraine is supplementary to our main markets, which are Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland, and Germany," O'Brien said.
Source: Ekonomichna Pravda