Ukrainian government and Airbus sign cooperation protocol for 22 planes

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(RTTNews) – European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SE (EADSF.PK, EADSY.PK) and the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure have signed a cooperation protocol, which provides for the possibility of leasing or buying 22 planes.

Airbus said it sees potential in Ukraine for the creation of a new air carrier.

Airbus Vice President of Sales for Central and Northern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Kimon Sotiropoulos, said: “I am convinced that the decision of the Ukrainian government to launch a new Ukrainian air carrier in this time is correct. Because we are all now going through a period of pandemic and we hope that after its completion we will be able to restore air traffic and air traffic. And we see in Ukraine … great potential to create a new air carrier. “

He added that with a new airline, you can immediately invest in better technology from scratch, a better fleet that has a lower carbon footprint, uses less fuel and is therefore better for the environment.

He also expressed the hope to continue cooperation with Ukraine over the next two years.

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