The largest European low-cost airline Ryanair in October 2017 intends to launch its flights for four destinations flying from Kyiv and seven from Lviv.
Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednessay that flights to Eindhoven, London, Manchester and Stockholm will be launched from Kyiv. It is planned to service 15 flights a week.
From Lviv Ryanair will fly to London, Eindhoven, Berlin, Memmingen, Krakow, Wrosclaw and Budapest.
O’Brien said that flights from Lviv to Eindhoven, London, Berlin, Budapest and Memmingen will be serviced twice a week and to Krakow and Wroclaw – three times a week. Flights from Kyiv to Eindhoven and Mancherster will be serviced three times a week, Stockholm – four times and London – five times a week. In general, the airline intends to annually carry 250,000 passengers each from Kyiv and Lviv. In Kyiv the airline will work with the Boryspil airport, whie initially it was announced that the airline will work with the Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany).
“I would say that any airline operating as we do deserves certain relation to it. Maybe in the future we will fly in Boryspil and Zhuliany,” he said.
The cost of tickets starts from EUR 19.99. The price will be in effect in October and November if the tickets are bought before March 16.
O’Brien said that Ukraine will become the 34th country in the airline’s chain.
“This year we will carry 120 million passengers and next eight years we will add 10 million passengers a year,” he said.
Asked if the airline’s planes are based in Ukraine, he said: “Not now, but this is a good issue to discuss. Another issue for the future could be cooperation with Ukraine International Airlines.”