The Rosaviation did not rule out bankruptcy of airlines due to coronavirus

the Reason for bankruptcy will be the closing of some international routes in a situation of the spread of the novel coronavirus and a simultaneous increase in costs due to the depreciation of the ruble.

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According to the head of Federal air transport Agency, the loss of the Russian airlines from the closure of flights to China has been estimated at about 1.7 billion rubles. This assessment gives themselves carriers by the end of February, meaning loss of profit margin.

At the same time, the subsequent loss of the airline stop flights to several foreign destinations, if the difficult situation will continue until the end of the year may amount to about 100 billion rubles. “Unknown so far, they need to be checked,” – said Neradko.

To support the airlines, the head of Federal air transport Agency has proposed to zero fees for air navigation services on some routes.

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As previously wrote “RG”, experts believe in the current situation, the probable bankruptcy of airlines during the third quarter of this year. In the case of the closure of other areas that are in demand among Russians, bankruptcy can occur in the second quarter of this year.

Russia suspended air traffic with the EU countries, Switzerland and Norway, China, South Korea and Iran. Also airlines have suspended flights to a number of other directions in connection with the closing of these countries on its borders to foreigners.

Outbreak of the novel coronavirus began in December in China and has spread to most countries of the world. Restrictions on entry of foreign citizens are entered around the world, also suspended the transport passesAginskoe message.