Ryanair launches first flights to Ukraine
'A remarkable event'
Ryanair has announced four new routes to Kiev and Lviv in Ukraine, its first ever services to the country.
Four new Kiev routes will operate to/from London Stansted, Manchester, Stockholm and Eindhoven, the airline said today.
Seven services to Lviv will fly to/from Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Krakow, London Stansted, Munich Memmingen and Wroclaw.
Services will commence in October on winter schedules.
In total, the announcement brings 31 weekly Ryanair flights to Ukraine, an investment it says will deliver 510,000 customers a year.
Flights from London Stansted to Kiev are five times weekly, with three flights a week from Manchester and Eindhoven, and four from Stockholm Skavsta.
“Ryanair is pleased to announce that low fares have arrived in Ukraine, our 34th country of operation," said Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien.
“The arrival of Ryanair in Ukraine is without exaggeration, a remarkable event for Ukraine," said the country's Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan.
"Negotiations lasted for several years," he added.
Sale fares are currently available from €19.99 each-way on ryanair.com, in a promotion running until midnight Thursday (March 16).
NB: This article has been updated.