The administration of the Lviv airport is holding talks on launch of two transatlantic flights, the airport's General Director Tetiana Romanivska announced, the CFTS reports.

"The runway has a length of more than 3.3 kilometers, which allows us to receive heavy aircraft and handle long-haul flights. We are currently working to launch a transatlantic flight to the United States (New York) and Canada (Toronto). We handled flights from Toronto in the mid-1990s, but we were able to handle only this flight because of the insufficient length of the runway. Airliners flew to Canada from Kyiv. Therefore we should restore direct flights to the United States, where we have a large diaspora," said Romanivska.

As reported earlier this year, the airport held talks with Ukraine International Airlines on launch of flights to North America. At that time, the head of the Lviv airline said that Ukraine International Airlines was considering launching a test flight in 2017.

Ukraine International Airlines will resume direct flights between Ukraine and Canada (from Kyiv to Toronto) on June 6, 2018.

As the CFTS reported, the Lviv airport is negotiating with the British-based easyJet low-cost airline and a Spanish airline on launch of flights.