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The airline will need up to 30 billion rubles for the Far Eastern Federal District
From 10 billion to 30 billion rubles will be required to create an airline for the Far East, which was commissioned by President Vladimir Putin. Funding is likely to be taken from the National Welfare Fund.
As told "Izvestia" Ivan Abramov, member of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, the exact amount of costs will depend on the routes chosen and the cost of the aircraft. First, the airline will have to connect the key airports of the Far Eastern Federal District with flights, and then open the Moscow destination.
According to Abramov, who was the first to report on plans to create such an airline, the carrier should be called the “Far East” and purchase a Sukhoi Superjet 100 for it. First, flights will be made with transfers, the rate will be on lower ticket prices.
Use the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and offers the deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Sergei Kalashnikov. According to him, now a wide program is being developed to stimulate the production of small aircraft, we are talking about the An-12, An-14, An-17 series.
Ivan Abramov previously proposed the creation of a state low-cost airline for flights to the Far East. In his opinion, the state can afford to buy ten long-range aircraft and create a state company. At the end of 2019, the government began to study options with large banks creating an airline. This week Vladimir Putin instructed the government tackle this issue.
According to some reports, Aeroflot proposes to create a new carrier for flights in the Far Eastern Federal District on the basis of its subsidiary - airline "Aurora", which already works on the Far Eastern routes. To purchase new Russian aircraft, the airline will need additional capitalization from the budget. After receiving it, Aeroflot expects to remove Aurora from its balance sheet.