“Aeroflot” will increase the minimum cost of tickets to the far East

The aircraft company “Aeroflot”

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The minimum cost of flights “Aeroflot” in Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 2017 will increase by 10%. So the airline decided to raise the stakes of “flat” tariffs

Aeroflot announced the expansion of the program “flat” tariffs and the extension of the expiration date. Held on the eve of the meeting of the General Director of airline Vitaly Savelyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin “flat rates agreed to keep in the range of tariffs “Aeroflot” for 2017-2018, adding to the number included in the program of cities of Magadan.

At the same time, the rate “flat” decided to raise the tariffs by 10%. The minimum cost of flights from Moscow to Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the economy will be in the new year, not 12 thousand rubles., and 13.2 thousand rubles For far East and back you can fly for 22 thousand rubles and not over 20 thousand RUB. as it is now. (In the same 22 thousand rubles cost flight on the route Moscow — Magadan — Moscow.) Flights from Moscow to Kaliningrad and Simferopol and back on flights starting from 1 January 2017, will cost at least 9350 is RUB 8500 RUB.

“Tariffs indexed to inflation, however, remains significantly below the cost of the flight and have a purely social significance. This indexation will be held every year”, — stated in the message “Aeroflot”.

For the first time, flat rates were introduced “Aeroflot” in April 2015. The decision about their introduction is then explained by the desire to follow the policy of the national carrier, a strategic priority which is to increase the mobility of the population, including through improvement of transport accessibility of regions of the country.

Initially the cost of flights from Moscow to the far East and back at the flat rate amounted to 18 thousand rubles., in 2016, it was increased to 20 thousand. similarly changed and the “flat” tariffs for flights to Simferopol and Kaliningrad.

In the ensuing September 29, 2016 the meeting with Putin, the General Director of “Aeroflot” reported that in 2015, the company carried under a “flat” tariff of 1.7 million passengers, including about 700 thousand — in the far East.

“We propose to continue this program because it was designed for two years with your support. But we see that there is demand, and we believe that we can do it.” — said the head of state Savelyev.

The action of “flat” tariff applies only to locations in the salons of economy class, the price of the tickets in business class or comfort class” a few times above. In June 2016, the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) even demanded that “Aeroflot” to justify the high rates of premium rates.

The source of “Kommersant” in the Board of Directors of “Aeroflot” then said that, although flat rates and provide a high loading of aircraft in the far East, but flights for the company remains unprofitable, so you to increase the profitability of areas is possible only through commercial rates business class and “comfort”.

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