Ryanair continues its ever-growing expansion, with a push eastwards to Ukraine.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 taxing at Birmingham Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The low-cost carrier will launch services to Kiev from the following cities in its upcoming winter timetable:
- Eindhoven (3 times weekly)
- London Stansted (5 weekly)
- Manchester (3 weekly)
- Stockholm Skavsta (4 weekly)
In addition – Lviv will join the Ryanair network.
In total, Ryanair will now serve 34 countries with its Boeing 737-800 fleet.
Both Ryanair and the Ukrainian government seem happy. Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien states:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce that low fares have arrived in Ukraine, our 34th country of operation, with 4 new Kiev routes to Eindhoven, London, Manchester and Stockholm, beginning in October, which will help deliver 250,000 annual customers at Kiev Airport.
The Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan, states:
“The arrival of Ryanair in Ukraine is without exaggeration, a remarkable event for Ukraine. Negotiations lasted for several years, and I am proud that our team was able to successfully hold them. Today we officially declare – Ryanair is in Ukraine.
I am convinced that Ryanair will be another bridge that connects the infrastructure of Ukraine with Europe and it will be a good signal for the world’s major investors.”
For those interested in heading to Kiev and beyond, lead-in fares on the new routes start at €19.99.
For Ryanair, it’s a push eastward, creating more connections and opportunities for the airline as it builds out its network.
If you’re travelling to Ukraine, it could be worth checking if your passport requires a Visa.
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