So, “Aeroflot” twice lowered the price of Russian destinations with departures in March, April and may to the level of other carriers. Flights to Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Samara, Krasnoyarsk, Sochi, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Perm and Tyumen are 40-60% less than in October-November last year. In other cities – Rostov-on-don, Novosibirsk, Kazan tickets fell by 15-20%. S7 airlines and “Ural airlines” also have reduced prices, especially in April.
Russia suspended air traffic with other countries
thus, the carriers trying to attract passengers and to somehow compensate for the loss of overseas destinations.
As earlier told “RG” experts, Russian airlines will be forced to throw the released aircraft for domestic flights. But the routes to Russia and was previously unprofitable, and now their loss will increase. According to experts, in the aviation industry of a possible bankruptcy in the third quarter of this year.
the Ability of bankruptcies also recognized by the first Deputy Minister of transport – the head of Rosaviation Alexander Neradko. Evaluation of the Federal air transport Agency, the losses of Russian airlines due to the closure of the international flights will exceed 100 billion rubles to the end of the year.
the Government is taking measures to support airlines and tour operators. It is expected to grant a delay on payment of taxes until may 1, and also to impose a moratorium on bankruptcy.