Ukraine is formally beginning negotiations with regulators in the United States and the European Union on the resumption of passenger flights. It is also holding consultations with the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.

The CFTS portal reported this, citing the publication RBK Ukraine.

According to the publication, Ukraine is conveying to the regulators its vision of how the Ukrainian market will operate under martial law and its risk assessment, approaches, and algorithms.

"There are few examples in the world of operating airports where drones or missiles can arrive at any time. Israel is the most successful. We have spent a lot of time consulting with the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel and continue to do so," said Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction and Minister for Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.

In terms of plans, there are different scenarios regarding the number of airports that can be opened in Ukraine.

According to Kubrakov, some European airlines are interested and want to be the first to reopen the Ukrainian aviation market, but he refused to name them. According to him, negotiations are also underway with three Ukrainian airlines.

As the CFTS portal reported previously, one of the civil airports in Ukraine is likely to be reopened before the end of the war. The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrii Yermak, said this in a speech at the Hudson Institute during his visit to the United States. He did not name the airport or specify a timeframe for reopening it.

In September 2022, Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure at the time, said that technically it would take up to two weeks to reopen airports in Ukraine. However, he added that in practice this would only be possible if security guarantees were provided. The first airport to be considered for reopening by the Ministry of Infrastructure was Lviv.