European airline leaves Ukraine as Kiev airport fails commitments

Ryanair, the largest low-cost in Europe cancels planned services in Ukraine, reported the airline's press service.

"We have cancelled the planned entry into Ukraine following Kiev airport’s failure to honour a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials and the current Airport Director General, Mr Riabikin, in March of this year," the statement reads.

The airline press service added that the airport management had protected the high fare airlines, including Ukraine International Airlines, which deprived passengers of access to cheap flights.

"As a result, Ryanair has no choice but to cancel 4 new Kiev routes and 7 new Lviv routes, which will result in the loss of over 500,000 passengers and 400 jobs," Ryanair said.

Let us recall that in April, two large Austrian pharmaceutical companies left the Ukrainian market.

DONi News Agency