The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman expects the agreement between the Boryspil international airport and the Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair to be signed by the end of the week. He said this during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 21 March, 112.ua reports.
“We have good news. In fact, according to the finance minister, the infrastructure minister, the Boryspil airport, the investment office, we have successfully concluded our negotiations with Ryanair. As the result of these negotiations, the airport is going to introduce an entirely new tariff plan. This means that all airlines currently cooperating with the airport are going to see their costs significantly reduced”, - he said.
He added that he expects the agreement between Ryanair and the Boryspil airport to be signed by the end of the week, while it is up to the airline to decide when they are going to start operating flights.
On 10 July, Ryanair informed of its decision to not enter the Ukrainian market. The corporation said that the Boryspil international airport had sided with high-tariff airlines including Ukraine International Airlines. In turn, the airport said that Ryanair had put forward requirements that are impossible to fulfill. Also, the director of the airport Pavlo Ryabikin said that the enterprise might lose some $76 million due to Ryanair’s ultimatum.
On 13 July, the Boryspil international airport decided to resume negotiations with Ryanair. Later, Volodymyr Omelyan announced the success of these talks on a number of occasions. He also said that Ryanair is expected to start flying from Ukraine in 2018.