Ukraine will become a new base for Ryanair when the conflict ends, as Ryanair says it’ll put up to 30 of its 737 MAX aircraft across multiple airports.
A decision to base 737 MAX out in the country comes as the goal to restore capacity and air travel in Ukraine eventually becomes present.
The 3 billion dollar investment program comes following a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, alongside critical figures of major Ukrainian airports.
Ryanair remains a committed partner in rebuilding and investing in Ukraine aviation. Today we saw that in the most difficult conditions of war, the Boryspil airport team demonstrates its professionalism and is fully ready for the resumption of flights as soon as possible.Michael O’Leary, CEO of the Ryanair Group
Ryanair will be ready to jump in at a moment’s notice but needs fighting to cease and the situation to see stabilisation before it can fully commit. Michael O’Leary, the group’s CEO, has outlined eight weeks from the reopening of Ukrainian airspace before it can offer low-cost flights into Ukraine and out of it.
Six hundred weekly flights will operate with Ryanair equipment to and from Ukranian cities. The main airports of Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa will see connections to over 20 EU capitals. Whereas daily domestic services will also be possible sooner than these EU flights.