the Group of “Aeroflot” will be granted subsidies in the amount of 7.89 billion rubles for partial compensation of expenses in the situation of decrease in passenger traffic against the background of the pandemic coronavirus, reported in Rosaviation. The order of grant was signed by first Deputy Minister of transport, head of the Federal air transport Agency Alexander Neradko.

Grants will be awarded to three groups of airline “Aeroflot”. “The total amount provided by the JSC “Aeroflot”, JSC “Rossiya Airlines” and JSC “Airline “Aurora” of subsidies is 7,89 billion.

Aeroflot Group first provided in the Federal air transport Agency all necessary documentation”, – stated in the message.

As explained in the Federal air transport Agency, pending documents from six airlines. Applied the “Smartavi”, “Ural airlines”, “Siberia”, “azure air”, “azimuth” and “Red wings”.

during the period of restriction of passenger traffic, this measure of state support will ensure the continuation of activities of the Russian companies and the preservation of the aviation personnel of civil aviation, said the Agency.

Previously, the Russian government allocated from the reserve Fund of the Federal air transport Agency of 23.4 billion roubles for granting in 2020 of subsidies affected the Russian airlines.

Grants directed to repayment of expenses of the Russian airlines performing commercial transportation during the period from February to July 2020. Funds will be used to pay for aviation staff and airport costs. Part of the subsidies can be focused on the operations and upkeep of the property.