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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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IRISH RYANAIR ASKS PASSENGERS TO SIGN EXTRA DOCUMENTS AMID COVID-19 BEFORE BOARDING

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) has asked the passengers before a trip to confirm that they got acquainted with the restrictions introduced in the destination country. “During an online check-in, passengers are directed to the ‘Ryanair COVID-19 travel restrictions page’ where they must confirm that they are familiar with the existing restrictions before receiving a boarding pass,” Interfax-Ukraine was told in Ryanair on Tuesday.
Moreover, the airlines reported that before the trip the passengers were asked to fill and provide additional travel documents.Ryanair advises customers before flying to check the latest travel restrictions and requirements in a particular country.
“The 12 passengers of the Ryanair flight Kyiv-Athens (July 4) were denied entry to Athens in accordance with the current restrictions of the Greek government for non-EU citizens. Affected customers were rebooked for the next available flight to Kyiv,” the airlines said.
As reported, the group of 17 Ukrainians who were not allowed into Greece on Saturday, July 4, are to return to Ukraine on Tuesday, said Head of the Consular Service Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Serhiy Pohoreltsev.

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IRISH RYANAIR RESUMES FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) has announced the resumption of more than 20 flights to/from Ukraine from July 1 as part of the company’s summer schedule for 2020. According to the company’s press service, some selected routes will be available from the last week of June.
“We are proud to serve four airports in Ukraine, we are looking forward to the reunion of friends and families and the attraction of thousands of tourists, which will help boost the region’s economy and protect thousands of jobs. This is also an opportunity for customers whose spring flights were canceled due to travel restrictions because of coronavirus and who want to redeem their Ryanair vouchers,” Olga Pawlonka, the company’s sales and marketing manager for Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, said.
Earlier, Ryanair announced plans to resume 40% of all its flights from July 1, which will cover approximately 90% of the route network that operated before the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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IRISH RYANAIR PLANS TO RESUME FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE TO ITALY IN JULY

Irish Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe’s largest air low-cost carrier, is intended to resume flights from Ukraine to Italy starting from July 6, Ryanair Ukraine reported on Telegram.
“The largest Europe’s low-cost Ryanair planned opening of the regular flights from Ukraine to Italy in July,” reads a report.
In particular, Ryanair will operate flights from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Odesa.
Thus, starting from July 6, the airline plans to resume flights Kyiv-Rome, Kyiv-Milan (Bergamo), Lviv-Bologna, Kharkiv-Milan (Bergamo), Odesa-Bologna, Odesa-Milan (Bergamo).
Starting from July 7, Ryanair plans to launch flights on the route Kyiv-Bologna, Kyiv-Catania, Lviv-Milan (Bergamo).
From July 8, the resumption of flights Lviv-Rome and Odesa-Rome is expected.
It was reported that the prices started from EUR 40 for one-way ticket. The tickets for purchase are available in the reservation system on the carrier’s website.

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ITALY ALLOWS RYANAIR 28 FLIGHTS BETWEEN CITIES OF ITALY AND UKRAINE

Italian aviation authorities granted Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline, temporary rights to operate 28 weekly flights between the cities of Italy and Ukraine until July 13, 2020, the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has said on its website.
Ryanair was allowed to fly to Kyiv from Bergamo, Bologna, Rome, and Catania; to Odesa and Lviv from Rome, Bergamo and Bologna; and also to Kharkiv from Bergamo.
Earlier, Ryanair announced the cancellation of most of its flights from March 24. At the same time, the carrier does not expect to resume flights in April and May due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread and the introduction of significant restrictions on flights by various European countries.
Ryanair intended to launch flights from Italy to Ukraine in 2019.
“In Italy, we fly from Milan and Pisa. However, the Italian government provided certain advantages to the airline, which has only two flights. We filed a lawsuit and won the case, thus we will also fly from Italy to Ukraine,” the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien said.

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IRISH LOW-COST RYANAIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINIAN LVIV TO POZNAN

Irish-registered low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) is to launch flights from Lviv to Poznan (Poland) from April 1, 2020. Such flights will be operated twice a week – on Wednesdays and Sundays, according to information in the airline’s booking system. The price starts from EUR22.05 (one way).
As reported, with the summer flight schedule to be launched late in March 2020, Ryanair will cease operating flights from Kyiv to Nuremberg (Germany) and Skavsеa (100 km southwest of Stockholm, Sweden).
Ryanair daily carries out more than 2,000 flights to/from 236 airports. In the past financial year, the company transported 130.3 million passengers. Its fleet has 460 Boeing-737 aircraft.
The company entered the Ukrainian market in 2018.

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