Low-cost airline Ryanair announces it is finally coming to Ukraine

 Saturday, March 24, 2018 


RyanairRyanair announces it’s coming to Ukraine with 15 new routes between Ukraine and the cities of Europe.


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary revealed the agreement at a March 23 at Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport.


The international flights will begin in October and will service Boryspil and Lviv’s Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Ukraine will become the company’s 36th destination.


There are thirty-two weekly flights will take passengers from Kyiv to Bratislava, Slovakia; Warsaw’s Modlin airport, Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, and Wroclaw in Poland; Vilnius, Lithuania; and London, England’s Stansted airport.


There are another 14 weekly flights will take passengers from Lviv to Dusseldorf, Germany; London’s Stansted airport; Memmingen, Germany; Warsaw’s Modlin airport, and Krakow. The company expects the shuttling of 800 thousand passengers annually between the two Ukrainian cities and the European cities.


It’s entry into the Ukrainian market will be viewed as a victory for Ukrainian travellers.


In June, the European Union eliminated visas for Ukrainian citizens visiting the Schengen area for a period of up to 90 days.


However, for many Ukrainians, travel to Europe has remained prohibitively expensive. The low-cost airline companies like Ryanair provide Ukrainians with an affordable means to travel to the different destinations of Europe which will trigger.


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