The aim of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine is to increase the number of low-cost passengers to 5 million.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolenikov has said about this during opening of a new international terminal at the Kyiv Airport (Zhuliany), the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry informs, according to UKRIFNORM.

“Over a recent year, the number of low-cost passengers grew twofold - from 300,000 to 600,000. Our aim is to reach 5 million over 2.5 years,” Kolesnikov has said.

According to him, for reaching this goal, the Infrastructure Ministry strives to cooperate with all wishing airlines, in particular, negotiations are at their final stage now with carriers from Spain, Italy and France.

Borys Kolesnikov said that the Ireland's low-cost airlines Ryanair currently is ready to fulfill direct flights Kyiv-Dublin. London also gave permission for receipt of Ryanair flights from Ukraine. For other routes, this company should either create a daughter enterprise in Ukraine or come to an agreement with other country, where it is planned to organize flights from Ukraine. As the Vice Prime Minister said, the Infrastructure Ministry is ready to postpone and to permit Ryanair working without daughter companies.

The Vice Prime Minister noted that no permissions are needed for low-cost flights inside the country. Low-cost companies only send an application, in which they inform about the start of flights by a certain route.

“For instance, you send an application that you start flights on the route Kyiv-Lviv and just tomorrow you can start regular flights, and in an hour you can make a charter flight,” he said.

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