European low-cost carriers to enter Ukraine in second half of 2017, - Minister Omelian

Next year will see European low-cost companies entering the Ukrainian aviation market.

This was announced by Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian on air of 5 Channel, Censor.NET reports.

"We are now working to ensure that next year will be the year of low-cost carriers. We are somewhat hampered by lack of the open skies agreement with the European Union. I hope this will not be a major obstacle, at least one airport will definitely please us with a very famous European low-cost airline. I'd really like to have several of them, not just one," the official said.

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"Such plans exist, we are currently holding talks. But you should keep in mind it takes at least a year from the beginning of the talks, which started this August, till their [airlines' - ed.] actual operation on routes. Therefore, it is the second half of 2017," Omelian said on possible dates of low-cost airlines operation launch in Ukraine.

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