Russian airline lost 10 billion rubles

Russian airlines for 2016 have suffered a loss of 10 billion rubles, despite the attempts of the state to support the industry. As found “Kommersant”, the greatest losses were for domestic transportation.

The President of the Association of air transport operators (aato) Vladimir Tasun told the publication that the main costs continue to account for the leasing of aircraft for the year rose by 19.4 per cent, almost 300 billion rubles. The cost of airport services increased by more than 20 billion, and the air navigation services rose in price by two billion rubles.

Earlier it was reported that in January-April of current year the volume of passenger traffic in Russia increased by almost 21 percent compared to the same period of 2016 to 27.1 million people.

In the group S7 has expressed confidence that the main factor of growth of volume of passenger transport remains the reduction of tariffs due to the overabundance of technical capacity — for the year brought into the country approximately 100 additional aircraft, and airlines are forced to lower ticket prices compared with the year 2016. In “Aeroflot” the edition said that prices for flights on domestic routes in economy class will not grow, showing a decline for the fifth consecutive year.

1 June, “Kommersant” has found out that Russia may be a budget airline with foreign participation. Several sources in the airline industry told the publication that the Russian businessmen held talks on this issue with a number of foreign low-cost airlines: Air Asia (Malaysia), Wizz Air (Hungary), Pegasus Airlines (Turkey) and others.

June 2, the airline “Vim-Avia” declared the annulment of all charters until June 15 because of failures in the schedule. Hours of delays the carrier in Bulgaria, Turkey and other areas began in late may. This situation, in particular, provoked the protest of passengers in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.