An Agreement on Open Skies between Ukraine and the European Union may be signed in the fall. This is stated in by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
"Good news on one of the five visa-free agreements that we plan to sign with the European Union. The EU Council agreed to conclude an aviation agreement with Ukraine. This opens up the possibility of signing a document in the fall," he said in a statement.
Shmyhal noted that the agreement opens up the air transportation market, which benefits Ukrainian passengers and airlines.
It will also "create more travel choices, new opportunities for the aviation industry, better mix with new routes and destinations."
The Council of the European Union earlier approved the signing of an Open Skies agreement with Ukraine, Armenia and Tunisia. This was reported by the press service of the EU Council.
"Today the Council gave the go-ahead for the signing of three agreements on the aviation of the neighborhood - with Ukraine, Armenia and Tunisia, as well as an agreement on air transport with Qatar," the message says.
The EU assured that these agreements will open up the air transportation market, offering new opportunities for both consumers and operators. Through more efficient connections, they will contribute to trade, tourism, investment, and economic and social development.
"Three Neighborhood Agreements will remove market restrictions on EU neighboring countries and link these countries to the EU's internal aviation market, as they will adopt EU aviation standards and apply EU aviation rules," the Council said.