UIA insists airlines lawsuits against Infrastructure Ministry, Ryanair have grounds
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the largest airline in the country, insists that lawsuits filed to court by the airline with the Infrastructure Ministry and Europe's No. 1 low cost airline Ryanair (Ireland) as defenders have grounds.
"In this case, win-win commercial arrangements between carriers and airports are substituted with the memorandum signed by the foreign carrier and Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, who, in UIA judgment, subverts the provisions of Ukraine's legislation. The latter is proved by an attempt to suppress the mere fact of the memorandum signing," the press service of the Ukrainian airline said on Tuesday.
The above-mentioned activities affect the UIA interests. Seeking to defend its rights and legitimate interests, back in July 2017, UIA filed a number of legal claims with Ukrainian courts. Scanned copies of the UIA claims are posted on Mr. Omelyan's Facebook page.
Ukraine International Airlines reckon that by releasing the recent statement the Raynair manager technically admitted the fact of prejudice to the UIA interests.
As reported, Ryanair on July 10 cancelled its planned entry into Ukraine following Kyiv airport's failure to honor a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials.
Last week Ryanair said that filing of claims by UIA seeking to declare the memorandum signed by the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and Ryanair are groundless legal threats.