the Government compensate them for 195,4 RUB per person.
Russian airports in the second quarter will receive compensation based 195,4 RUB on each lost passenger compared with the second quarter of 2019. Rules for the allocation of subsidies developed by the Ministry of transport. Given that the government is going to allocate airports RUB 10.1 bn in the second quarter, subsidies will be enough if the passenger traffic will fall by no more than 92%. Kommersant’s sources in General satisfied with the rules and the allocated amounts, even though their view will end the period with a loss. Experts also believe that airports need subsidies in the third quarter.
the transport Ministry has developed and submitted to the government a draft decree on approval of rules of distribution of grants to airports for loss of due pandemic coronavirus. “Kommersant” familiar with the document. The money will be distributed in proportion to the drop in passenger traffic compared to the same period last year. According to the rules for each is not a melted passenger, the government will allocate RUB 195,4 a Similar method has already been used for the distribution of subsidies for airlines — they will pay for 365 RUB per passenger.
So, according to “Kommersant”, the airport of Simferopol, lost in April, 89.5% of passenger traffic, or 254,2 thousand people, according to the formula should get about 50 million rubles Vnukovo Airport, according to the “y” needs to in April around 320-330 mln.
Yet the government is going to allocate subsidies only airports for the second quarter in the amount of 10.1 billion rubles. Thus, given the rate of 195,4 RUB on the passenger’s money is enough to compensate for the loss of passenger traffic the airports with a volume of 51.7 million people, or approximately 92% of the level in the second quarter of 2019 (56.2 million passengers). According to the method, if not enough money, that is, the decline of passenger traffic will exceed 92%, the amount of subsidy all airports will be reduced proportionately. The decision on subsidies in the third quarter is not currently accepted, although the Ministry of transport does not exclude this possibility.
the Source “” in one of the largest Russian airports said that the funds, which may allocate the government with substantial support for operating companies. “If we get the money, then we can say that this is the first crisis in which the state has extended a helping hand to industry members. However, the period we will still end with a loss, because these funds can be spend on all the items of expenditure,” he explained.
In the first place, airports will have to spend at least 60% of funds (or less than their share in case of full coverage) on staff salaries and insurance premiums. The remaining amount can be spent on the maintenance and operation of buildings, structures, equipment and trasportlich funds.
the operating company will be eligible for subsidies only if it ensures continuous operation of the airports and will retain at least 90% of the staff from the staff number on January 1, 2020.
Applications can be submitted within 30 days after rules are adopted.
the airports are not officially comment on rules referring to the fact that at the moment they are not accepted and they still can be amended. Kommersant’s sources in the industry say that the option which the Ministry of transport the result sent to the office of the government, the eighth. In International airports Association also did not comment on the situation.
General Director of the Friendly Avia Support company Oleksandr Lanetskiy notes that 195,4 RUB is significantly less than the airports get with real passengers. But stated in the rules of expenditure of this money should be enough. The expert believes that in the second half of the control of the company revert to the government for support. “For the Russian airports with a good result in the third quarter passenger traffic by 25% from last year, and in the fourth quarter at 50%,” he says. Last year in the third quarter of the airports of the Russian Federation handled 70.8 million passengers in the fourth — 50.2 million