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Airlines asked for 50 billion rubles from the Russian government
The airlines have asked for an additional 50 billion rubles from the Russian government. They need funds to support their activities in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
As the RBC, a letter with such a request to the Cabinet was sent by the head of the Association of Air Transport Operators Vladimir Tasun. The Association includes all major airlines, including Aeroflot, Utair, S7 and Ural Airlines. The government forwarded the letter to the Federal Air Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport.
The appeal says that winter is the most difficult season for airlines, so they are asking for 30 billion rubles in the fourth quarter of this year and 20 billion rubles in the first quarter of next year.
According to market representatives, in the absence of a full-fledged international air service, passenger traffic from mid-October will drop by half compared to last year, which will bring huge losses and even bankruptcy.
Loss of Russian airlines for six months amounted to 121 billion rubles... The drop in profits is due to a decrease in passenger traffic due to the coronavirus.
Head of Federal Air Transport Agency bankrupt airlines due to the coronavirus pandemic. The main reasons are a decrease in passenger traffic and freight traffic.
In May it became known that Russian airlines will receive 23,4 billion rubles for damagesassociated with the spread of the new coronavirus infection. The decision was signed by and. about. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov.