Ukraine backs down after Ryanair withdrawal
Ukraine wants to resume talks with Ryanair, its prime minister Volodymyr Groysman has said, after the low-cost Irish airline cancelled plans to begin flights to Kiev later this year.
After lengthy talks with Kiev's Boryspil airport, Ryanair said on Monday that it had called off plans to offer flights to Kiev and the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, alleging that the airport was trying to "protect high-fare airlines".
"We decided to resume the negotiation process with Ryanair," Groysman has now said.
Asked if Ryanair would change its mind on quitting Ukraine, a spokesman for the airline said: "We will only reconsider flights to or from Ukraine should our agreements be honoured."