NEWS Ryanair cancels planned Ukrainian service planned to start in October

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Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October.

According to a Ryanair statement July 10, the decision was made “following Kiev airport’s failure to honor a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials and the current airport director general, Pavlo Riabikin, in March of this year.”

“On behalf of Ukrainian visitors and consumers, we regret that Kiev airport has demonstrated that Ukraine is not yet a sufficiently mature or reliable business location to invest valuable Ryanair aircraft capacity” Ryanair CCO David O’Brien said.

“Kiev Airport’s failure to honor commitments will result in the loss of over 500,000 customers and 400 airport jobs in the first year alone, which would have provided a significant boost to the Ukrainian economy.”

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