Ryanair axes Sweden-Ukraine plans

All planned flights to Kiev and Lvov now off the table
Low-cost giant Ryanair has axed plans to fly to destinations in Ukraine, criticising the main airport in the capital Kyiv for not honouring terms agreed in March this year, RFE/RL reports.
“Kiev airport has […] chosen to protect high fare airlines and deprive Ukrainian consumers/visitors access to Europe’s lowest air fares,” the airline said in a statement.
Ryanair had earlier announced it would make 15 weekly flights on four routes from Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands, while seven new routes were planned for the western city of Lvov – with 500,000 passengers expected each year.
“We regret also that Lviv Airport has fallen victim to Kyiv Airport’s decision,” the statement said.
Ryanair said the cancelled routes would lead to 400 job losses, passengers would be refunded, and that capacity would be transferred to markets such as Germany, Poland and Israel.


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