The Ryanair low-cost airline will launch flights to Ukraine in autumn 2018, Ryanair’s Chief Legal Officer/Secretary Juliusz Komorek has confirmed in an interview with the Polish portal, Fly4free, the CFTS reports.

Asked to name a country to which the carrier had not flown previously and to which it would soon begin flying, Komorek said, "There is such a country to the east of Poland. Obviously, it is Ukraine."

Asked whether he could confirm Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian’s claim that the airline would begin flying to Kyiv and Lviv simultaneously in the autumn, Komorek said, "This is a realistic timeframe, and I hope that it will happen. The details of an agreement are currently being agreed upon."

Regarding future routes to/from Ukraine, Komorek said that they would differ from the routes that were announced in spring last year, when it was first announced that the low-cost airline would enter the Ukrainian market. "There will be some changes to this timetable, but flights from Ukraine to Poland will definitely be launched," he said.

As the CFTS reported, Ukraine’s minister of infrastructure recently announced that Ryanair would start flying to Ukraine in autumn 2018. "It remains to complete the procedure formally," he said.

The minister added that the flights would be presented within two months.

It was announced in March 2017 that flights would be operated from Lviv to Krakow, Wroclaw, Budapest, Berlin, Eindhoven, Memmingen, and London Stansted, as well as from Kyiv to London Stansted, Manchester, Eindhoven, and Stockholm.