Ukraine needs to develop a state strategy to support domestic airlines in connection with negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated.
“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,” Shmyhal said at a meeting dedicated to the development of domestic airlines.
The Prime Minister stressed that the financial capacity and stability of domestic airlines were a guarantee of available air transportation for Ukrainians, increasing tourist demand and a stimulus for the development of the economy as a whole.
He added that in the context of signing the Common Aviation Area agreement with the European Union, the support of domestic airlines played a key role.
During the meeting, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii spoke about possible mechanisms of state support for Ukrainian airlines.
Following the meeting, Shmyhal instructed Kryklii to work out decisions on support for domestic air carriers until February 22.
Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko and representatives of the Finance Ministry also participated in the meeting. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)