Domestic flights could resume in Ukraine in the summer but resumption of international flights depends not only on Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Tsenzor.net publication.
“We will try very carefully to relaunch domestic flights in the summer. It is more difficult in the case of international flights because the decision depends not only on us,” Kuleba said.
According to him, many European countries that are major tourist destinations are currently "racking their brains on how to resolve this."
“There will be no full restoration of international flights in the summer. Things will definitely not be as they were before,” Kuleba said.
According to the minister, experts are now coming to the conclusion that the world will begin to recover in September.
A new international flight (Minsk-Vienna) was recently launched in neighboring Belarus. It is noteworthy that many Ukrainians who are currently unable to fly abroad directly from Ukrainian airports also use the services of the Minsk airport.
In addition, the Wizz Air airline announced the launch of seven new routes from Ukraine (from Lviv to Billund, Tallinn, Lisbon, Hamburg, and Szczecin, as well as from Kharkiv to Tallinn and Berlin) on April 29.
The Dutch carrier, KLM, has already announced that it is partially resuming flights to some European cities. In particular, the airline will operate flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, and Helsinki.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, intercity trains and buses could resume operation in Ukraine in mid-summer. Subways will probably reopen in late June or even July.