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Airlines will receive 23,4 billion rubles in subsidies from the government

Airlines will receive 23,4 billion rubles in subsidies from the government
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Russian airlines will receive 23,4 billion rubles in compensation for losses associated with the spread of a new coronavirus infection. The decree on this was signed and. about. Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.

Due to coronavirus, air travel was among the most affected sectors of the economy. The federal authorities believe that subsidies will help companies survive the period of restrictions and retain staff. At least 60% of the total amount of subsidies will be directed to salaries of aviation personnel, not more than 30% - to lease payments, not more than 10% - to pay for parking of aircraft. Also, money can be spent on operations and property maintenance.

As Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on supporting the aviation industry and air transportation, the volume of domestic flights decreased by 88%, international air transportation decreased by 30%, and the number of passengers at Russian airports fell to a minimum. Earlier, the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency allowed the bankruptcy of airlines due to the coronavirus pandemic. Are common industry losses approach 100 billion rubles.

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