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WORLD’S LARGEST EUROPEAN BUDGET CARRIER RYANAIR REMOVES ALL FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE FROM BOOKING SYSTEM

The world’s largest European budget carrier Ryanair has canceled all flights to and from Ukraine, in particular, from the airports of Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa, for an unlimited period, this follows from the information in its booking system.
According to one of the correspondents of Interfax-Ukraine, the company, in particular, sent him messages about the cancellation of an already paid flight for August 29, 2022.
The day after Russia launched a war against Ukraine on February 24 and closed the country’s airspace, Ryanair announced that it had suspended and withdrawn from sale flights to/from Ukraine until the end of March, pending further information from EU security authorities.
As of the morning of March 2, flights to and from Ukraine were still in the booking system for dates after March 27.
Earlier in February, before the start of the war, Ryanair removed all flights to Kharkiv and Kherson from sale.
Ryanair’s main competitor among low-cost carriers in Ukraine, Wizz Air, is still selling tickets to and from the country for the period after March 27.

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IRISH RYANAIR TO FLY FROM LVIV TO MANCHESTER

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair has announced the launch of a new flight from Lviv to Manchester (the UK), which will operate twice a week from November 5, 2021.
“As Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair remains committed to rebuilding the European aviation and travel industry by resuming connections and expanding its passenger network to more than 225 million by 2026. As Ryanair hosts 55 more Boeing 737-8200 Gamechanger aircraft this year, this winter we are pleased to add this new route from Lviv to Manchester,” the airline’s press service quoted commercial director Jason McGuinness as saying.
At the moment, there are no direct flights to this direction.
As reported, Wizz Air intends to launch 26 new flights from four cities of Ukraine in 2021-2022 and expects to increase passenger traffic by 120%.

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RYANAIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINIAN CAPITAL TO ITALIAN TURIN

From October 2021, the Irish airline Ryanair will launch flights from Kyiv to Turin (Italy) as part of the winter schedule.
As the company’s press service said on Wednesday evening, the flights will be operated twice a week.
At the same time, due to regular changes in restrictions in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, clients can postpone or change travel dates up to two times with zero commission until the end of December 2021, Sales and Marketing Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans at Ryanair Olga Pawlonka is quoted as saying in the press release.
There are currently no direct flights from Kyiv to Turin.

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RYANAIR TO LAUNCH KYIV-VENICE ROUTE

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) opened ticket sales for the Kyiv-Venice route from March 30, 2021.
The airline’s booking system notes that the flights will be operated by a subsidiary of Malta Air to Treviso airport twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Departure from Venice is scheduled at 7:15 a.m. with arrival in Kyiv at 10:40 a.m. The return flight from Kyiv is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. with an arrival in Venice at 12:40 p.m..
As reported, in July 2020 Ryanair announced 16 new destinations between Ukraine and Italy as part of the schedule for winter 2020 and summer 2021.
To date, Ryanair’s announced route network from Ukraine to Italy includes 19 routes, including six from Kyiv to Bologna, Catania, Bergamo, Naples, Rome and Venice, with these flights delayed until spring 2021.

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RYANAIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS ON ODESA – DUSSELDORF WEEZE ROUTE

The Irish low-cost airline company Ryanair (Dublin) has launched flights on the Odesa – Dusseldorf Weeze (Germany) route.
The flights will be operated twice a week as part of Ryanair’s winter 2020 schedule, the airline’s press service said on Friday.
“We are delighted to start operating flights Odesa-Dusseldorf Weeze. This flight will connect Odesa and western Germany, in addition, Weeze airport is located in close proximity to the Netherlands. Thus, our passengers, besides Dusseldorf, have received an opportunity to conveniently plan their trips to Duisburg, Essen, Dortmund and Cologne, as well as to the neighboring cities of the Netherlands,” commercial director of Odesa International Airport Vyacheslav Chehlatonev said quoted by the airline’s press service.
Annual flow of tourists in Ukraine to grow to 30 mln foreigners, 60 mln domestic travelers by 2030 – National Economic Strategy

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RYANAIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE TO COLOGNE, DUSSELDORF

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) has announced the launch of two new flights from Kyiv to Cologne and from Odesa to Dusseldorf as part of its winter schedule.
According to the airline’s posting on Friday, both flights will be operated twice a week as part of the Ryanair Ukraine Winter 2020 schedule, which the airline continues to expand.
Flights from Kyiv to Cologne will be operated from October 26 to Mondays and Fridays in both directions.
Flights from Odesa to Dusseldorf will be operated from November 6 to Mondays and Fridays in both directions.

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