Ryanair opens new international routes from the airport Yaroslavskiy in Kharkiv

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KIEV. March 26. UNN. International airport “Kharkov” belongs to DCH group Alexander Yaroslavsky, starts cooperation with the largest European low-cost carrier Ryanair. This was stated today at a press conference at the International airport “Kharkiv”, reports UNN.

Here for the first time called the exact routes of the first flights of aircraft from Ryanair “first capital” — passengers can use the services of the airline in order to visit Krakow Poland, and Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.

“We are pleased that Kharkiv became the third Ukrainian airport for Ryanair. In 2019. we plan to associate Ukraine with 24 cities in 11 countries and transported for the year of 1.4 million passengers”, — told about the company’s plans in Ukraine, Michal Kaczmarek, Executive Director of Ryanair Sun.

“We are pleased that the airport was chosen as such an important airline for cooperation. We have already talked with representatives of Ryanair about the future plans and I hope we still have a lot of common projects”, — said Yulia Svetlichnaya, head of Kharkiv regional state administration.

“The launch of flights by Ryanair from the airport “Kharkiv” — the result of lengthy negotiations. For the first time with Ryanair, we had a meeting back in 2010 on the Routes forum, which was held on the basis of our airport. This moment was the starting point in our relationship. Beginning of cooperation with Ryanair opens great opportunities for the expansion of the route network of Kharkiv airport, because the low-cost airline is the largest airline in Europe,” — said of the negotiations with a leading European airline and future prospects Vladimir Vasilchenko, the General Director of the operator company of International airport “Kharkiv” “new systems AM”, a member of the DCH group Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy.

In June 2019, the aircraft will fly on the route Kharkiv-Krakow (Poland), and in October — on the route Kharkiv-Vilnius (Lithuania). Flights to both cities will operate twice a week. In honor of the beginning of cooperation with International airport “Kharkov” and Ryanair’s first passengers offer discounts on tickets to Krakow, provided they purchase before midnight on Thursday 28 March at a price of 14,99 euros. Tickets are available for purchase on the airline website.

Irish airline Ryanair — biggest European low-cost carrier. Its more than 450 aircraft flying to more than 1 600 directions, linking regular message 215 airports in 34 countries. In 2018 Ryanair handled 139.2 million passengers.

International airport “Kharkiv” is one of the key infrastructure projects “first capital” of Ukraine and Kharkiv region. Investments in its reconstruction is provided by the DCH group of companies Ukrainian businessman Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy in preparation for the key infrastructure of Kharkiv for the holding of the Championship of Europe on football in 2012 (Euro 2012). Investment businessman in the project, including the construction of a new terminal and reconstruction of the old terminal, amounted to more than $ 107 million. The state has invested a comparable amount in the reconstruction he owns the airfield.

The rapidly expanding network of domestic and international regular flights allowed the Kharkiv airport in 2018 to establish new historical records. During the year the services of international airport “Kharkov” took about a million travelers. In 2018, the international airport “Kharkiv” opened 6 new scheduled flights to London, Vienna, Dortmund, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw, as well as seasonal flights to Tbilisi, Batumi, Milan, Barcelona, Rimini and Burgas. The total number of departures on international flights in 2018 reached 3 139, and in 2019 will continue to increase. In 2019 Kharkov airport plans to increase passenger traffic by 25% to 1.2 million travelers by attracting new airlines and launching new routes. Amongst the airlines operating regular international flights from Kharkov, Ukraine, the leaders of the international passenger airline, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, LOT, UIA, SkyUp and many others.