Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

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Chita
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Vladivostok
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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Petropavlovsk-
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Moscow

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EastRussia Bulletin: the crisis situation around the Yakutia Airlines

A difficult situation has developed around one of the Yakut companies - according to the bulletin “Far East: Events. Analytics. Trends ”(No. 39).

The Yakutia airline, which received aid in the amount of 1 billion rubles from the republican authorities controlling it, was unable to overcome the crisis. The company was late in payments, in connection with which the operation of five leased aircraft was suspended - three Bombardier Q400 and two Sukhoi Superjet-100. This procedure provides for the seizure of aircraft and the termination of lease agreements. Yakutia itself still hopes for the support of the region and new loans. However, now we are talking about an amount of about 20 billion rubles, which is too heavy for the region. The general representative of Yakutia, Vasily Makarov, reported on the existing delays in payments, and said that these issues are being resolved in a working manner.

The company's problems find support at the federal level as well. The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) got involved in resolving this situation and called on VEB-Leasing to reconsider the decision to suspend the operation of five Yakutia airlines, calling this decision of the lessor untimely and ill-considered. This event is of particular relevance against the background of the actions that the state has been taking over the past years to develop regional transportation in the country and ensure communication between remote regions such as Yakutia. In this regard, it can be expected that the federal and regional governments will be able to work out measures to save the airline.

Weekly Newsletter “The Far East: Events. Analytics. Trends "comes out on Tuesdays and spreads by electronic subscription. Subscription is made on the site EastRussia.ru. Bulletin # 39 will be sent to 9 December subscribers.

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