Without subsidies, the cost of domestic air travel could increase by 15-30%.
“We have not yet approved the allocation of subsidies by analogy with 2022 this year: as you remember, it was 100 billion rubles. In this regard, we expect, perhaps, there will be an increase in the cost of transportation from about 15 to 30%. Accordingly, it is possible that there will be a decrease in the number of flights “,” RIA Novosti quotes the words of Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Igor Chalik.
It is specified that the closure of 11 airports in the south of the country also affects the Russian air transportation market. According to Igor Chalik, the opening of at least two airports – Krasnodar and Gelendzhik – would significantly affect the flight opportunities for Russians.