More flights to Ukraine could soon be in the pipeline as the Ukraine Deputy Minister for Infrastructure is pushing to ease the current restrictions. In 2021 Ukraine International Airlines will launch flights between Zagreb and Kiev, but there is the real chance of flights earlier if the restrictions are lifted.
Speaking to EX-YU Aviation the Viktor Dogvan, the Ukraine Deputy Minister, commented that "In order for us to implement these plans, it is very important for a bilateral air agreement to be drafted between our two countries, which is in line with EU legislation." Adding that “We must remove restrictions currently imposed on airlines in order for them to launch operations between the two countries.”
There are, according to research, a number of airlines interested in operating flights between Croatian and Ukraine. The Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, even expressed an interest in opening direct flights, but later reversed any planned move.
"While Ukraine International Airlines and Croatia Airlines do not plan to introduce flights in 2018, we as a regulator should provide such opportunities. This is how nonstop flights from Ljubljana, which are operated by Adria Airways, recently resumed", commented the Ministry. Adding that "In addition, Croatia is a member of the European Union with which we wish to liberalise air transport".