Ryanair has announced the opening of 11 new routes from Ukraine starting with July 2020.
All new routes will be operated to Italy - Milan Bergamo, Rome Fiumicino, Bologna and Catania (Sicily).
The Irish airline has chosen to increase the number of routes to Italy for 2 reasons: large Ukrainian diaspora in Italy and recent changes in this market niche.
One such change is the airline Ernest Airlines, which suspended its operations at the beginning of 2020. In 2019 this carrier handled almost 40% of the flights on the country pair Italy - Ukraine - Italy. All 11 new Ryanair routes were previously operated by the suspended company.
Five of Ryanair’s 11 new routes will have no competition, including Odessa – Milan. Six of Ryanair’s new Ukraine routes will compete with SkyUp but the Irish lowcoster will have more weekly frequencies than its Ukrainian competitor.
The new flights and tight competition will bring much lower prices for travelers.
The new flights start in July 2020 and will be operated according to the bellow schedule. In the first year all 15 routes will be operated in summer season.
|New routes||Start||Frequency||Competitor flights|
|Kharkiv - Milan Bergamo||6 July||2|
|Kiev - Bologna||7 July||3||SkyUp, Jonika Airlines|
|Kiev - Catania||7 July||2||SkyUp|
|Kiev - Milan Bergamo||6 July||4||SkyUp, Ukraine International|
|Kiev - Rome Fiumicino||6 July||5||SkyUp, Ukraine International|
|Lviv - Bologna||6 July||2|
|Lviv - Milan Bergamo||7 July||2||SkyUp|
|Lviv - Rome Fiumicino||8 July||2||SkyUp|
|Odesa - Bologna||6 July||2|
|Odesa - Milan Bergamo||6 July||2|
|Odesa - Rome Fiumicino||8 July||2|
|Kharkiv 13 Aug 21 AL 7869 Direct||Milan 30 Aug 21 17 days Direct||from €26 Check price|
|Lviv 19 Jul 21 AL 7859 Direct||Bologna 16 Aug 21 28 days Direct||from €75 Check price|
|Odesa 17 Jul 21 FR 7514 Direct||Bologna 20 Jul 21 3 days Direct||from €20 Check price|
|Odesa 28 Jun 21 FR 4957 Direct||Milan 12 Jul 21 14 days Direct||from €23 Check price|
|Odesa 23 Jul 21 AL 4959 Direct||Rome 06 Aug 21 14 days Direct||from €21 Check price|