– The higher the political level is in negotiations, the more #Ryanair will use this situation as a lever to solve its economic issues. I took part in tough negotiations several times in my life and I think that it’s better to demonstrate more rigorous attitude towards Ryanair, so far as this is not the only one company that can come to us, and as you know the holy place is never empty. We should not say that we lose this low cost, which is now the most important in our life. We are even more important to Ryanair than it is to us. Ryanair is important for us from the political point of view. Taking into account the economy, we are a huge growing market for them. And they see the growth of the passenger traffic, because the Ukrainians are starting to use air service more often. Nevertheless, our market will be very interesting for other low costers. I’m sure that Ryanair will not fade away, and will not leave this market. Their statements right now are just manipulations, negotiations, this is in fact the tactics of negotiating. So the higher we raise the level from our side, and they feel that we are ready for some cardinal actions, they are less willing to make concessions. They definitely want to enter our market – a big and growing market.
More details – in the interview of the Director of the Program “Infrastructure” of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, Ex-Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Vladimir Shulmeister.