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Omeljan: Ryanair After sunset we will return to the issue of the name of the airport Borispol

At the end of June 2016 on the website of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine has started voting on assignment of the international airport Boryspil behalf of an outstanding personality

Photo: Mineralni airport “Borispol” / Facebook

After the arrival in Ukraine of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, the airport Borispol can be renamed, said the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian in the air “5 channel”.

“I hope that Ryanair after sunset we will return to the issue of the name of the airport Borispol” – said Omeljan.

According to him, he would very much like to rename the Borispol airport of a name of Ivan Mazepa.

“Because my distant grandfather Bohdan Lepky wrote an excellent trilogy about the Hetman, I would like to see this Hetman was in Ukraine”, – said the Minister of infrastructure.

He added that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman has instructed the leadership of the Boryspil to continue negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline. The results should be known after August 20.

At the end of June 2016 on the website of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine has started voting on assignment of the international airport Boryspil behalf of an outstanding personality. Among the options was a famous aircraft designer Oleg Antonov, Hetman Ivan Mazepa, avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky and ethnologist Paul Chubynsky.

The team Boryspil airport addressed to the Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan with a request to retain the current name of the airport no change.

14 September 2016 the Ministry of infrastructure has stated that it will not assign Borispol international airport of a name of Ivan Mazepa, because against this initiative were made by the staff of the enterprise.

Ivan Mazepa is a Ukrainian statesman of the SEVENTEENTH and eighteenth centuries, Hetman of Ukraine from 1687 to 1709 years. A monument to Mazepa was opened in Poltava with participation of the President of Petro Poroshenko.

Ryanair – Europe’s largest low-cost airline with headquarters in Dublin, the Irish. Ryanair is present in 34 countries and makes 1800 trips per day. In mid-March, 2017 commercial Director of Ryanair, David O’brien said that the airline from October 2017 will carry out flights from Ukraine. However, the negotiations stalled. On 10 July, Ryanair said that it cancels flights to Ukraine because of the failure to the Boryspil airport of agreements reached by the company with the Ukrainian Ministry of infrastructure.

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