Ukraine will enter the low-cost airlines – Omeljan

The people of Ukraine in 2018, in addition to operating the largest European airline Ryanair might be able to use other known low-cost companies – EasyJet Eurowings that. This was stated by the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian.

“I very much hope that next year we will be able to welcome Ukraine as Ryanair and EasyJet, Eurowings. Because it’s not just cheap flights for Ukrainians, but also to attract tourists to the country”, – said the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure at the meeting with the European business Association.

Asked to clarify whether it is about specific negotiation with these companies in Ukraine to 2018, Omeljan said, I am not going to comment.”

At the same time, he stressed that he was confident that Ryanair planned start of work in Ukraine from September this year fell through because of a conflict with the airport “Borispol”, next year’s will begin flights to the country. “Ryanair: realistic (time) in 2018. But it will happen,” – said the Minister.


  • In the airports of Ukraine reached the passengers

According to him, the airport “Borispol” needs to reconsider its position in negotiations with budget airlines, making the main indicator of its work, the number of passengers carried. According to forecasts Omelyana, this year “Borispol” will increase passenger traffic by 16% – to about 10 million, and then for two years may bring it to 20 million.

Currently, the largest budget carrier in the Ukrainian market is Hungarian airline Wizz Air, whose passenger traffic in 2016, and from Kyiv amounted to 418 thousand the company Then announced plans to increase in 2017 to 750 thousand, excluding passengers, which it began in April to serve in Lviv. And in July, Wizz Air announced plans in 2018 to double its operations in Ukraine.