This was announced on Tuesday, November 20, at a joint press conference by Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian and Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer David O'Brien, the CFTS correspondent reports. According to O'Brien, the new routes from Kyiv will be launched in the summer, and the total number of the low-cost airline’s flights from Ukraine will be 22.
These destinations appeared in Ryanair’s mobile ticket booking application on Tuesday. Flights to Dublin will be launched in May 2019 and flights to the other four cities mentioned above will be launched in April 2019, according to the avianews.com website.
The chief financial officer of the Irish low-cost airline added that the airline also plans to transport 1 million passengers on flights from Kyiv and about 250,000 on flights from Lviv next year. "During the meeting with the president of Ukraine, we said that we have the capability to increase passenger traffic from Ukraine to 5 million," said O'Brien.
As reported earlier on Wednesday, the low-cost airline intends to increase passenger traffic to Ukraine to 5 million in 3-5 years. “This will increase our fleet in Ukraine to 15 aircraft and investments to USD 1.5 billion. We hope that our aircraft will be based in Ukraine and that they will fly from a base from Ukraine to other international destinations,” O'Brian said at the meeting with Poroshenko.