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Age restrictions for low-cost air tickets to the Far Eastern Federal District will be canceled
Vladimir Putin instructed to eliminate age restrictions in the program of reduced air travel to the Far East. The regional and local air travel program is expected to expand.
Relevant orders the President of Russia gave the results of a joint meeting of the State Council and the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects. The list of instructions, in particular, refers to the need to ensure the availability of air traffic on routes from the Far East and in the opposite direction, by eliminating the current age restrictions.
Also, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation and the State Council Commission on Transport should submit proposals for expanding regional and local air transportation programs. The deadline for the execution of orders is set until March 15.
In 2020, the volume of financing for the program of subsidizing flights to the Far Eastern Federal District amounted to 5,8 billion rubles. At the end of last year, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation planned to allocate for subsidizing Far Eastern air transportation another five billion rubles.
Currently, Russian citizens under the age of 23, men over 60, women over 55, members of large families and people with disabilities can purchase discounted air tickets.