Transport Minister Savelyev: Airfare prices in Russia remained at the level of the last two years
MOSCOW, November 30 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Savelyev, in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir, said that the cost of air tickets in Russia this year remained at the same level as in the last two years and decreased by 6.5 percent compared to 2019. Putin and members of the government.
“As a result of the implementation of support measures this year, the average tariff level has remained at the level of the last two years and is 6.5 percent compared to the 2019 level, according to the data of the Federal Antimonopoly Service dated November 10 (we specifically requested),” he said.
The minister also noted that despite the increase in airlines’ operating costs thanks to subsidies, there has been no increase in ticket prices in the summer: especially in 2022, the cost of jet fuel increased by more than 45% compared to 2021.
“We also did not respond to inflation. According to the largest airlines … the level of flight would have been reduced by 20-25 percent without the subsidy,” Savelyev said.
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