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IRISH LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR DOUBLES NUMBER OF FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) from November 2019 will perform 113 flights a week to 40 destinations from Ukraine, which is 2 times more than the figure for November 2018 (52 flights, 17 destinations).
According to the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, 80 flights a week in 26 directions will be operated from Kyiv from November 2019.
Six flights per week will be operated from Kharkiv in three directions, 13 flights per week from Odesa in six directions (in November 2018, flights from these cities were not operated).
From Lviv, there will be 14 flights per week in five directions (the same number of flights was carried out in November 2018).

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IRISH LOW-COSTER RYANAIR TRANSPORTS 500,000 PASSENGERS FROM AND TO KYIV’S BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SINCE SEPT 2018

Irish-registered low-cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) transported 500,000 passengers from and to Kyiv’s Boryspil international airport since September 2018 and plans to double this figure until the end of 2019. This was announced by Olga Pawlonka, Ryanair’s international communications manager during the welcoming ceremony of the 500,000th passenger at Boryspil on Friday, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.
“We are developing at a very fast pace in Ukraine. We are thinking about opening directions from all cities of Ukraine. From winter there will be two new routes from Kharkiv, five new ones from Odesa. From the end of October, we will launch seven new routes from Kyiv. Now there are 17 routes from Kyiv , but from winter their number will be 24,” she noted. At the same time, answering a question about the possible opening of a representative office in Ukraine, Pawlonka said that this was impossible. “As Ryanair is a low-cost company, there is only one office in Dublin, from which operations around the world are handled. That is why it is impossible. This is impossible without value increase,” she explained.
As reported, Ryanair in May 2019 launched the Ukrainian version of its official website.

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RYANAIR LOW COST AIRLINE STARTS FLYING FROM KHARKIV TO KRAKOW

Ireland’s low cost airline Ryanair on Monday serviced the first Kharkiv-Krakow flight, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said.
“It is time for Kharkiv. Today, the first Kharkiv-Krakow flight by to Europe’s number one low-cost airline was made,” Omelyan wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, the cost of tickets will start from EUR 12.
In addition, according to the minister, on June 19, Ryanair is expected in Odesa.

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RYANAIR WILL FLY FROM ODESA AND KHARKIV TO POLISH POZNAN

Ryanair, the largest low-cost airline in Europe, will fly from Odesa and Kharkiv to Poznan from October 30 and 27 respectively, according to the airline’s ticket booking system.
Flights from Kharkiv to Poznan will be operated from October 27 twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays with departure at 22:00 from Kharkiv and at 18:00 from Poznan.
Ryanair will launch Odesa-Poznan flights from October 30 with a frequency of twice a week. Departure from Odesa will be at 21:30 on Wednesdays and at 10:30 on Saturdays, departure from Poznan will be at 17:45 on Wednesdays and at 06:30 on Saturdays.
The minimum one-way ticket price for these destinations starts from EUR28.
The booking system also indicates that both destinations are seasonal.
Such airlines as LOT, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines fly from Odesa to Poznan, while LOT and Belavia from Kharkiv.

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VALENCIA TO BECOME 27TH DESTINATION OF RYANAIR FROM UKRAINIAN CAPITAL

Ryanair, the largest low cost airline in Europe, from October 29, 2019 will launch direct flights from Kyiv to Valencia, Spain.
According to the booking system of the airline, the Kyiv-Valencia flights will be serviced twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays with departure from Kyiv at 11:55 and from Valencia at 06:15.
Tickets are available in the booking system. The cost of one way ticket starts from EUR 66.30.
Valencia will be the 27th destination of Ryanair from Kyiv and the third city in Spain.

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RYANAIR COULD START FLYING FROM KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN 2019

The Kharkiv international airport is holding the negotiations with Ireland’s low cost airline Ryanair on the launch of flights to Germany, Poland and the Mediterranean countries, Commercial Director of the airport Vladyslav Illin has said in an interview with the V Otpusk publication. “Regarding negotiations with Ryanair, the priority is to start flights to Germany and Poland. Kharkiv, as a market for new destinations, is somewhat similar to Kyiv and to some extent to Lviv in terms of business and family ties with these countries,” he said.
Also, according to Illin, among the countries where Ryanair could fly from Kharkiv, apart from Germany and Poland, I would like to see the Baltic states.
“I think that there is a great potential for the development of flights to Lithuania and Latvia. Passengers from Kharkiv fly less to Estonia. We also discuss flights to the Mediterranean countries with Ryanair. But these plans can only be realized from summer 2020. Indeed, flights to Germany and Poland are less subject to seasonality, “- he said.
At the same time, Illin said that the chance that Ryanair will fly from Kharkiv in the summer time is not great, since almost all aircraft have already used in loading the summer schedule of the airline.
Also, according to the commercial director of the Kharkiv airport, this year the Hungarian low-cost Wizz Air also plans to open new destinations from Kharkiv.
“Also, as in the case of Ryanair, we are discussing with Wizz Air, first of all, the opening of new flights to Germany. In general, in negotiations with Ryanair and Wizz Air, we consider it a priority to open new flights to Germany,” he said.

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