The minister for infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, expects Ryanair will start flights in September, Hromadske Radio reports July 17.
Following a scandal leading to Ryanair quitting Ukraine in June, the government is poised to resume talks with the low-coster airline.
“We have a consensus among the president, premier, infrastructure ministry and Boryspil airport on talks with Ryanair to resume the earlier agreement, Omelyan said.
Experts say Ryanair quit the earlier agreement under pressure from tycoon-dominated Ukrainian airlines who feared Ryanair will cut into their profits. At present, Ukrainians have to pay for a domestic flight from Kyiv to Odesa the same large amount they pay for international flights to Europe.
The conflict caused an outcry in the country and accusations of government’s connivance.
Meanwhile, the Lviv Danylo Halytsky airport had signed an agreement with Ryanair and kept it unwaveringly.