Restoration of Civil Aviation in Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Restoration of Civil Aviation in Ukraine

"Ryanair" and Ukrainian "Air Ocean Airlines" plan to resume international flights to Ukraine by the end of 2023

Due to the war, the sky over Ukraine has been closed for almost a year and a half. Everyone who wants to come to Ukraine or leave it has to spend dozens of hours on trains or buses. Ukraine, which will probably exist according to the Israeli security model as long as it borders Russia, is today working to open its airspace according to the Israeli model. This became known in an interview with Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary. Instant resumption of flights to and from Kyiv and Lviv, or resumption of flights until the end of 2023, is currently available. The connection with Odesa airport will also be restored shortly.

"Can we convince the European security authorities and the Ukrainian authorities that the flights will be safe, that they can protect the plane from drones, missiles and the like, as is happening in Israel? The Ukrainian authorities are working with the right people to try to reopen the airspace," Michael O'Leary.

First of all, air connections will be restored with Warsaw, Krakow, Berlin, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris. In general, approximately 25 destinations are from Kyiv, 10 from Lviv, and 5 from Odesa. Planes from EU countries will be withdrawn to Ukraine within 2-6 weeks after receiving permission to resume flights, and the number of flights will increase month by month and be fully restored after the war.

As for air connections within Ukraine, the state-owned airline Air Ocean Airlines is preparing to connect cities with its AN-148-100E.

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