Irish low-cost airline company Ryanair may launch flights from Poznan to Ukraine. The management of the Poznan airport and representatives of the carrier are holding talks on new routes, the airport’s Director Mariusz Wiatrowski said, the CFTS portal reports.
"We have spoken to both Ryanair and Wizz Air about this, and we have good arguments because the market of the Greater Poland region is in great need of workers. More than 120,000 Ukrainians are already officially working in the throughout the region. We guarantee that these planes will fly full," he said answering on the Fly4free.pl question about the possibility of launching flights to Ukraine. He did not specify the destination.
Ryanair and Wizz Air currently fly from Poznan to Western or Southern Europe. The Poznan airport has been one of Wizz Air’s bases in Poland since 2008. The others are in Katowice, Warsaw (Chopin), Gdansk, Wroclaw, and Lublin. As for Ryanair, negotiations on opening the Irish carrier’s base in Poznan have been ongoing since last year. In addition to Poznan, Ryanair is holding talks on opening bases in Rzeszow, Szczecin, and Lodz. The Irish airline currently operates four bases in Poland (the Warsaw Modlin, Krakow, Gdansk, and Wroclaw airports).
As reported, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian recently announced a joint press conference with one of the largest low-cost camps in Europe. The joint press conference will be held on March 15.
"I hope that it will happen in Kyiv and Lviv on March 15. This airline will provide information about the routes, its vision of the market, and the potential areas of further cooperation," Omelian said.
The Ukrainian airline UIA recently announced its intention to launch flights from Ivano-Frankivsk to Poznan. However, flights on this route have still not been launched.