The Ukrainian parliament has adopted the draft law of Ukraine "On Ratification of the Agreement on a Common Aviation Area between Ukraine and the European Union and its Member States."
The government’s representative in the parliament Taras Melnychuk announced this, the CFTS portal reports.
"The agreement on a Common Aviation Area is an ‘aviation visa-free’ for Ukrainian and European air carriers simultaneously. Ukraine will have the same aviation opportunities, rules, and standards as EU member states," he said.
According to Melnychuk, the administrative burden on Ukrainian airlines will decrease under the Common Aviation Area agreement. Ukrainian airlines will reach agreements on flights to the EU, flight routes, flight frequencies, and flight slots under the same procedure as any carrier from the European Union and ordinary Ukrainian citizens will have more travel opportunities and destinations, as well as reduced ticket prices.
Ukraine and the European Union signed the Common Aviation Area agreement on 12 October 2021. The Council of the European Union approved the signing of the Common Aviation Area between the European Union and Ukraine, as well as between the European Union and three other countries (Armenia, Tunisia, and Qatar) on 28 June. However, certain provisions of the Common Aviation Area agreement between Ukraine and the European Union that were supposed to come into force in December had not yet come into force as of December 2021.