The Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair, is interested in operating flights to three more Ukrainian cities, in addition to Kyiv and Lviv. However, this is a long-term plan. Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien announced this in an interview with the Polish edition of the Forbes magazine, which is due to be published in the coming weeks.

"Regarding other Ukrainian cities, in addition to Lviv and Kyiv, we are actively discussing and looking at other destinations, particularly Kharkiv, Odesa, and Kherson. However, this is a long-term plan," he said.

As reported, the Kharkiv airport’s Commercial Director Vladyslav Illin said in a recent interview with the CFTS portal that the airport was in talks with Ryanair and that the Irish low-cost airline could begin operating flights to the airport in the near future. "I think there is a very good chance of Ryanair flying to Kharkiv next year, if not this year," he said.

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced last week that Ryanair would begin operating flights to Ukraine in October or November this year. "I can inform you that the approximate date of launch of flights is late October or early November," the minister said.