The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan claims two more low-cost air carriers could enter the Ukrainian market by the end of the current year.
“I cannot tell more because we are in the middle of negotiations. However, we do expect at least two additional airlines to enter the Ukrainian market by the end of 2018. I am 90% sure about one of them and about 50% sure about the other one,” he told on Channel 5’s air on 26 February, UNIAN reports.
According to the minister, two Ukrainian low-cost airlines could establish themselves on the Ukrainian market over 2018. ”As we promised earlier, SkyUp is supposed to enter the Ukrainian market in 2018. The budget segment provides for the implementation of two projects to create Ukrainian airlines. I hope those will get launched either in 2018 or in 2019,” Omelyan added.
On 13 February, Omelyan said that Ryanair will begin operating flights from Ukraine’s largest state-owned international airport Boryspil, as well as the Danylo Halytsky international airport “Lviv” in the fall of 2018. The minister also pointed out that the official Ryanair timetable is going to be presented in the coming weeks. Ryanair’s Legal and Regulatory Officer and Company Secretary Juliusz Komorek confirmed this information, adding that the parties were in the middle of agreeing upon the details of the deal.