Ukrainians should have access to high-quality and cheap air transportation on both domestic and international flights. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal emphasized during a meeting dedicated to considering the issues of the development of domestic air carriers on February 16.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko and representatives of the Ministry of Finance.
The Prime Minister stressed that the financial capacity and stability of domestic airlines are a guarantee of available air transportation for Ukrainians, increasing tourist demand and a stimulus for the development of the economy as a whole.
"We must intensify work and shape a state strategy to support domestic air carriers in connection with the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to complete this process as soon as possible so that Ukrainians receive safe and high-quality services," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Head of Government added that in the context of signing the Common Aviation Area agreement with the European Union, the support of domestic airlines plays a key role.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister heard proposals from the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii on possible mechanisms of state support for Ukrainian airlines.
Following the meeting, the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Infrastructure to work out decisions on support for domestic air carriers by February 22.