Railways cancelled some trains in Russia, and airlines have reduced prices for domestic flights

Russian Railways cancelled some trains in Russia Railways cancelled some trains in Russia
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Part of passenger trains for which demand has fallen due to restrictions related to the spread of the coronavirus, has been cancelled. Passengers will be able to change the ticket or return the money for the purchased tickets in full, according to the website of Russian Railways.

the company stressed that we are talking about trains that have an alternative route. Passengers can make the trip in the same dates on other trains or give back the money for the tickets. We are talking about the number of trains on the route Moscow – Saint-Petersburg, and EN route to Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk, Tambov, Kazan and other cities.

in some cases reduced the frequency of operation of trains. It is expected that the changes will be in effect until the end of may. Earlier, the Railways almost completely stopped international traffic.

the Government of St. Petersburg March 18 still recommended to Russians, foreigners and persons without citizenship to travel to St. Petersburg or through its territory. Residents or guests the authorities are also advised to refrain not only from abroad but also from visits to those regions of Russia where already fixed carriers of the coronavirus. All already in the city, the government recommended not to visit cultural, recreational, sporting and other events.

meanwhile “Aeroflot” reduced prices for Russian destinations with departures in March, April and may. As “Vedomosti” reports, flights to Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Samara, CRasnoyarsk, Sochi, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Perm and Tyumen are 40-60% cheaper than the same city in October – November. Flights to Rostov-on-don, Novosibirsk and Kazan 15-20% cheaper than the fall of 2020.

the Decline in prices has not affected flights to the far Eastern city of Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, as well as subsidized from the Federal budget flights to Simferopol and Kaliningrad.

Prices for almost all Russian directions of Aeroflot with departure in March – may reduced by approximately 50%, confirmed the “Vedomosti” a source close to the group. Prices also lowered S7 airlines and “Ural Avialinii”, especially in April. The lowest prices in April remain at the loukoster “Victory”, but depending on the day of the week they can vary significantly. In the last days of April and may her tickets are more expensive than the competition.

Earlier, representatives of air carriers stated that coronavirus infection can affect flight safety, as after the cessation of international flights it is impossible to use foreign training centers. In addition, possible problems with delivery of spare parts.

as to the background of the spread of coronavirus, the closure of international routes and the weakening of the rouble there is a risk of bankruptcy of air carriers. The President of the Association of air transport operators Vladimir Tasun said that is so bad the aircraft was not ever.