The EU and Ukraine signed an agreement on open skies. A real offensive is brewing

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As we read on the passenger.com website, thanks to this agreement, in the first stage, all quantitative restrictions for Ukrainian and EU airlines for flights between any cities of Ukraine and the European Union will be lifted.

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, in an interview with fly4free.pl, announced that after the opening of the Ukrainian sky, the airline is ready to send up to 20 aircraft to its bases and expand its presence from five to 12 airports. Currently, the airline offers flights from five ports: Kharkiv, Kherson, Kiev, Lviv and Odessa.

Wizz Air expansion in Ukraine

The Hungarian carrier has announced 26 new connections from Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Kharkiv. New routes will start from Kiev airport to: Paris Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Eindhoven, Nice, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Alicante, Malaga, Porto, Palma, Chania and Basel (Mulhouse Freiburg), and in 2022 also to Barcelona, ​​Malaga, Madrid , Nice, Porto, Alicante, Basel, Palma de Mallorca and Chania. From Lviv you will be able to fly to Madrid, Eindhoven, Paris, Barcelona, ​​Brussels, Treviso, Thessaloniki and Athens, from Odessa to London Luton, Athens and Pardubice, and from Kharkiv to Thessaloniki and Pardubice.

In addition, it announces an increase in the frequency of flights on 25 existing routes from Ukraine. Wizz Air began operating in Ukraine in 2008 and since then the airline has carried over 11 million passengers in Ukraine. Soon, the Hungarian carrier intends to launch domestic flights.

“Today marks a significant expansion of Wizz Air in Ukraine and brings great news to both travelers from Ukraine and those who wish to visit the country. With the new EU Open Skies agreement, we are pleased to announce that we will more than double our capacity to Ukraine, by adding five new planes to our base in Kiev and two new planes in Lviv These additional planes will allow us to launch 26 new routes from Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Kharkiv and increase frequencies on 25 existing routes from Ukraine. to 21 countries from Ukraine “- said Robert Carey, president of Wizz Air Group, during a press conference.

Source: Wizz Air, passenger.com, fly4free.pl