The Eurowings low-cost airline, which is part of the Lufthansa group, plans to begin operating flights from Germany to Ukraine in 2018. The first routes will be Berlin-Kyiv and Dusseldorf-Kyiv.

The Boryspil international airport’s General Director Pavlo Riabikin announced this in a statement, the CFTS reports.

According to Riabikin, the airport’s administration held a meeting with representatives of the Lufthansa Group on 22 June.

"We heard positive feedback about the public offer prepared by us, which, in their opinion, offers significant opportunities for development of low-cost airlines. I will tell you a little secret with the permission of our partners, the Lufthansa Group: the Eurowings low-cost carrier plans to start flights on the Kyiv-Berlin route next year and subsequently launch flights to Dusseldorf," Riabikin wrote on his Facebook page.

Earlier, Riabikin announced that the Ryanair airline, which is expected to launch flights to Ukraine in autumn, would receive the service charge it requested at the Boryspil airport.

"The Ryanair airline will receive the requested USD 7.5 for destinations that are new for the Boryspil airport," Riabikin wrote, commenting on the registration of the Ministry of Infrastructure’s order on reduction of the passenger service charges at Boryspil airport by the Ministry of Justice.

According to Riabikin, passenger service charges will be reduced for all airlines flying out of the Boryspil airport from June 20, 2017.