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The development of regional aviation in the Far East is supported at the federal level - Ministry of Transport

The development of regional aviation in the Far East is supported at the federal level. This was reported by Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov at the meeting, devoted to the fulfillment of the tasks set by the President in his message to the Federal Assembly in the development of the May decrees of the year 2012.

Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the head of the Ministry of Transport on the need for more take away the infrastructure from the regions for the implementation of the decision on the development of regional airlines. “We have made a decision on the development of regional airlines, which means that we need to create an appropriate company, the government’s decision on this issue has taken place. We need to take this infrastructure away from them, do not be shy, ”Putin said.

Maxim Sokolov continued that "this year the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation to increase the number of airports included in the federal state-owned enterprise" Airports of the Far East "has already been adopted and decisions have been prepared on the organization of the FCI" Airports of Krasnoyarsk "with an increase in 7 regional airports, in this federal state-owned enterprise. "

According to the minister, today about 55 regional airports out of 300 listed in the register are already included in federal state enterprises. "These are mainly the airports of Siberia, the Far East, the Far North, and due to these support measures, these are also measures to support regional aviation - we assume, I mean at the federal level, the costs of their maintenance and development," he said it.

Maxim Sokolov also said that the budget of the Ministry of Transport planned approximately 9 billion rubles to support intraregional air transportation. “The measures of this support will additionally transport about 1,5 million people and openly around 80 of domestic new airlines,” the minister said. 

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