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The government of Chukotka has addressed with the offer to subsidize preferential air routes between Chukotka and the Far East
The government of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug appealed to the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry for the Development of the Far East of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation with a proposal to subsidize flights of airlines operating flights within the region and outside it with a frequency of once a week. It is planned that these changes will be made to the RF Government Decree of December 25, 2013 No. 1242 "On the provision of subsidies from the federal budget to air transport organizations for regional air transportation of passengers on the territory of the Russian Federation and the formation of a regional route network of the Russian Federation," service of the Chukotka administration.
As the governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, Roman Kopin, explained, this measure will make it possible to organize subsidies for air travel along the routes connecting Chukotka and the regions of the Far East.
- Earlier, residents of the district could purchase discounted air tickets on the routes Anadyr - Khabarovsk - Anadyr and Anadyr - Magadan - Anadyr. In 2012, 4,5 thousand people used this right, but at the end of 2013, subsidies were canceled, the head of the region recalled.
Roman Kopin noted that air travel subsidies are an important factor in ensuring the region’s transport security.
- We are continuously working to attract large Russian airlines to the region, which will be able to ensure stable and safe passenger transportation. The appearance of new participants in this market should lead to healthy competition and influence the pricing policy of existing companies. At the same time, due to the high cost of air transportation, a number of categories of citizens need subsidies for the purchase of air tickets from the state. We are negotiating with various federal agencies and departments with the aim of organizing the sale of discounted tickets in the district on routes connecting Chukotka and the Far East, '' said the district governor.
At the same time, the Okrug currently subsidizes tickets in two directions: Anadyr - Moscow - Anadyr, Pevek - Moscow - Pevek.